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After studying Alain's tutorial, i've decided to try my hand at making my own humidor.

I've had no luck sourcing spanish cedar locally (Victoria) but, stumbled upon a seller from Qld that has "locally harvested" s.c.

I emailed said seller and he assures me that, though this is not imported s.c, it is genuine s.c of their own.

Should i try my luck or, avoid this seller like the plague?

Cheers

Paul.

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» After studying Alain's tutorial, i've decided to try my hand at making my

» own humidor.

»

» I've had no luck sourcing spanish cedar locally (Victoria) but, stumbled

» upon a seller from Qld that has "locally harvested" s.c.

» I emailed said seller and he assures me that, though this is not imported

» s.c, it is genuine s.c of their own.

»

» Should i try my luck or, avoid this seller like the plague?

»

» Cheers

» Paul.

Alain is probably the best to answer this. Topping this for him to see.

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» It looks ok Paul, but hard to tell. Is that stock thick enough?

Thanks Al.

I was going to use the cedar as a liner and make the actual box out of a more decorative timber.

Do you recommend this process or, is there too much stuffing around making it this way?

Thanks for your help mate.

Paul.

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» » It looks ok Paul, but hard to tell. Is that stock thick enough?

»

» Thanks Al.

»

» I was going to use the cedar as a liner and make the actual box out of a

» more decorative timber.

» Do you recommend this process or, is there too much stuffing around making

» it this way?

»

» Thanks for your help mate.

» Paul.

That's about the best way you could make it. shellac the inside of the carcase before you line it though. If you think you'll be challenged with a friction fit mitre, use solid brass escutcheons (brass nails) and nail them in.

Good luck, stay in touch and please, let's see the finished product!

Al.

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» That's about the best way you could make it. shellac the inside of the

» carcase before you line it though. If you think you'll be challenged with

» a friction fit mitre, use solid brass escutcheons (brass nails) and nail

» them in.

»

» Good luck, stay in touch and please, let's see the finished product!

»

» Al.

Cheers Al,

There's a good chance i'll be challenged in every process of the build, let alone the friction fit mitre.

I won't even begin to fool myself that i'll be able pull off those mitred dovetails either. I'm just a hack but am keen to give it shot and, i hope i can make something presentable.

Paul.

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If you get into any strife, drop me a line.

Cheers,

Al.

Sorry Al, I missed this last post.

Mighty decent of you to offer your assistance.

I'm yet to get any timber yet as work has been ridiculously busy of late. I may have to shelve the project til after Chrissie at this rate.

When i do get a start, i'll definitely let you know.

Thanks again

Paul.

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