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post #1 of 8 Old 05-07-2009, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. First post

Hi to all fellow woodworkers,
I read the sticky, says I should tell something of myself. I went from being a professional waiter to becoming a handyman/carpenter to becoming a dyed in the wool woodworker - twenty years now.
My forte's include, handcut joinery, wood coloring/dyeing and box/humidor making.
I am a reader and have amassed some knowledge.
I include some of my stuff.
Again. Hello!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-08-2009, 05:27 AM
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Nice work REU. I'm a keen box maker myself (and cigar smoker) Tell us more about the wood you used and the finishing technique.

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Been collecting woods now for about 20 years.
The photos above show a good sample of them.
There is Osage and bubinga, Imbuia and Blood wood. I have a few pieces of Pink Ivory ($70 per pound) - not good enough to work them still yet! Got some snakewood (French Guyana) - but that's not what you asked.
The woods pictured include; Bocote', Zircote', figiured Maple, Kingwood (handles),Paduak.
Been out of work as finish carpenter for four months now so am getting back into box-making full time - lucky I collected all that wood.
Got a Zebrawood Humidor I'm working on now.
Usually finish with nitrocellulose but am tiring of the 'plastic look' and have a recipe that I'm working on for bee's wax and carnauba wax mixed.
Pete,
Where on this site have you shown your work? I like to see other's ideas of a good box/humidor.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 09:41 PM
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Welcome to the forum Rightend,
Good looking pics there. I am also looking to build a humidor. I have some nice looking pieces of wood sitting around just waiting for the right time. I need to clean up my shop first before I do anything.
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Pete,
Where on this site have you shown your work? I like to see other's ideas of a good box/humidor.
Here's my first box (nowhere near as good as yours). It's a 2-tiered cutlery box in rimu with ash splines and inlay. The trays are flocked and the finish is Danish Oil, taken back with 0000 wire wool then beeswaxed.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-27-2009, 01:28 PM
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Nice work. Welcome to the forums.
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pillow tops

I particularly admire the pillow tops to the boxes in your first pic. How thick are they and how do you (I'm assuming you do) hollow them out?

Paul

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Welcome to the forum. Very nice looking work.
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