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Exciting thread here for sure - looking forward to seeing your progress. Off to a real nice start!


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21 hours ago, pedro849 said:

I also had to google it! Now I don’t feel so bad

Also googled googie. Rut roh!

 

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@Doctortrent - I’ve used water-based finishes on all the humidors I’ve built.  With plenty of time for the finishes to fully cure, I’ve never had any issues with residual odors.  And this is exterior only.  Interior is Spanish cedar, no finish (of course).

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Progress update for the past few days...

Milled a lot of 8/4 Spanish cedar down into 1/2” thick boards.  Process was:

1. Get straight edges on the raw lumber.

2. Cut to length, so it’s easier to handle.

3. Re-saw on bandsaw into rough thickness.

4. Plane down to final thickness and smoothness. 

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Next steps were getting the main panels done for the case, including the back panel which is where everything else relies on for the 15 degree angles of the design.

1.  Layout of the angles and size of back panel.

2. Guide to run the circular saw against.

3.  Back panel cut to size.

4.  Initial cut for a smooth edge for the dados on bottom panel and side panels.

5.  Dado blade to remove the rest of the material.

 

 

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So @BTWheezy how much do I make the cheque out for again with shipping ? LOL. 😁 Very nice project.

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Today’s progress...
 

1. Dados (dadoes? definitely not dado’s) cut in panels.

2. Dry fit of panels. Always, always go for a snug fit at first. Because...

3. Snug joints cleaned up with a few passes of sandpaper make for a perfect fit.

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And today’s progress, part 2...

4. Cut some blocks at a 15 degree angle to provide a flat surface for clamping.

5. Cut to size, and dry fit the upper panel.

6. Upper panel glued-and-screwed into place.  Used scrap wood tacked into place to keep the panel from moving.

7. Base glued-and-screwed. Same technique with scrap wood again.

 

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I don’t really understand this kind of work, but it’s GREAT to see it step by step like this. Thanks!

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Wow! Love how this is coming along so far.


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  This is gorgeous, I've a hell of a lot of time for people who woodwork, I only dabble and only hand tool stuff; this is some exceptional work 

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3 hours ago, CaptainQuintero said:

  This is gorgeous, I've a hell of a lot of time for people who woodwork, I only dabble and only hand tool stuff; this is some exceptional work 

Thanks Cap’n....I was thinking of doing a time-lapse video of the process, but I didn’t want people to endure hours of me walking around the shop trying to find my glasses, only to realize they’re on my head. 
 

With the case done, the progress gets a lot more fun to watch. More updates this week, and likely this weekend. 

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A mini-update for tonight.  I just needed to get my mind off all the chaos going on the past few weeks. 😕

1.  Cut and trim the dividers for main compartment, and upper drawers.

2.  Center in the cabinet, then glue and screw the main divider.

3. For upper drawer dividers, I tacked a guide of scrap wood to align the wood perfectly.

 

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Not quite as much progress today, as I had to replace/rewire a couple key shop lights before getting started.  Two fluorescent fixtures shat the bed within about an hour...what are the odds?  Replaced with LED shop lights...I’m a convert. Energy efficient, great light, the fixtures barely weigh anything, and they say they’re good for 50,000 hours or something crazy like that.

Soooooo anyway...today was cutting holes for airflow, and getting started on the Spanish cedar lining. 

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More photos from today...

 

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Thanks for the ongoing updates! Most interesting watching the development ☺️

Question - why did you drill the vent holes after assembly and not before?

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6 hours ago, ha_banos said:

Thanks for the ongoing updates! Most interesting watching the development ☺️

Question - why did you drill the vent holes after assembly and not before?

A good question, and one that typifies how I do projects like this:  the simple answer is I don’t draw specific plans ahead of time. 🤓

I usually have a good idea of what I want to build, but I like to see how things shape up, and have the flexibility to change as I go. For example, I wasn’t sure if I wanted 2 shelves or 3 shelves, and therefore I didn’t know where to drill the holes.  Same on the drawer compartments...the center drawer was a “late arrival” to the design.  This will be an accessories drawer, and doesn’t need airflow.

If I were doing production work like a cabinet maker, yes, those designs would be figured out, and tasks like holes would be done ahead of time. 

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Much earlier start today than yesterday. I have NCAA basketball replays on in the background (VCU and Shaka Smart vs. Dayton)...great call by CBS...replay fantastic games from years gone by, until society starts moving again. 😷

First, I dipped into our retirement fund...

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