My new humidor

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My new humidor

by tomd » Oct 14th, '08, 06:54

Heres what I just finished building, my new home for my puerh. I used white pine with nails holding it together and magnets to hold the lid closed. My next plan is to add a shelf. Whaddya think?

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by Trioxin » Oct 14th, '08, 07:02

Looks pretty solid. How well do the magnets keep the lid closed?

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by tony shlongini » Oct 14th, '08, 08:44

Simple, basic, and beatuiful.. Looks great.

Nice job!


(Now start working on the jumbo sized one you'll need by next year.)

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by Salsero » Oct 14th, '08, 09:04

Great!

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by Trioxin » Oct 14th, '08, 14:23

tony shlongini wrote:Simple, basic, and beatuiful.. Looks great.

Nice job!


(Now start working on the jumbo sized one you'll need by next year.)


He ain't lying about the jumbo sized one either. Mine will hold about 75 or so cakes, and I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do once its filled.

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by tomd » Oct 14th, '08, 14:58

wow, I can't wait to have even 30 cakes! The magnets work pretty good, although there are some cracks around the door. I think I might get some really small weather striping to help seal it up. Oh and how long should I season it before I put in my tea? Thanks

Tom

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by shogun89 » Oct 14th, '08, 15:02

I cant wait to have just 20! As a teen, I am broke so not to much comes my way in the tea area.
Overall looks pretty good. Have you read my thread about building mine. You may find some useful info about seasoning it in there.

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by tomd » Oct 14th, '08, 15:25

Thanks shogun, yea I forgot I used your box as inspiration its just been awhile since I last worked on it. I've just been busy working to get money to buy more tea!

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by shogun89 » Oct 14th, '08, 15:33

Well, yors looks to be pretty nice, your gonna love the smell when you open the door! I am going to get a job next summer to pay for some pu.

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by hop_goblin » Oct 14th, '08, 15:41

tony shlongini wrote:Simple, basic, and beatuiful.. Looks great.

Nice job!


(Now start working on the jumbo sized one you'll need by next year.)



Very true! :lol:

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by shogun89 » Oct 14th, '08, 16:49

I notice you have a Mengsa cake in there, How do you like it? Its always looked good to me.

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by tony shlongini » Oct 14th, '08, 19:21

Trioxin wrote:
tony shlongini wrote:Simple, basic, and beatuiful.. Looks great.

Nice job!


(Now start working on the jumbo sized one you'll need by next year.)


He ain't lying about the jumbo sized one either. Mine will hold about 75 or so cakes, and I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do once its filled.


Too funny. :lol:

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by beecrofter » Oct 14th, '08, 19:30

A shelf would be an easy thing to add, just through bore the thing and use dowells as the shelving. 5/16 dowells an inch or so apart would be about right, or if you wanted to get fancy blind bore the holes from inside and spring the dowells nto place.

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by tomd » Oct 14th, '08, 22:10

shogun89 wrote:I notice you have a Mengsa cake in there, How do you like it? Its always looked good to me.


Its pretty good. I'm still trying to get my tasting down but its slightly ?spicy? I guess and it tastes a little sweet. I would recommend it.

Beecrofter- Nice idea I wouldn't have to worry about air movement throughout the cabinet. I'll see what I can do.

Tom

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by Trioxin » Oct 15th, '08, 02:46

shogun89 wrote:I cant wait to have just 20! As a teen, I am broke so not to much comes my way in the tea area.
Overall looks pretty good. Have you read my thread about building mine. You may find some useful info about seasoning it in there.


Wow, you're a teen? I'm impressed.

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