I saw one of these case made by Silva Ltd. and had to have one…..So I made it myself. Made from solid bamboo flooring, finished with wipe on poly, felt lined, and hand cut leather strap with snaps.
I have always loved the artwork of Norman Rockwell and was pretty excited to build frames for 4 of his prints.
The first 3 are made with old barn wood with the sides painted black. The first one has the original red barn paint.
I love the weathered wood grain on this third one.
This last one was made from Birch with Purpleheart inlays and splined corners.
This was also my first attempt at doing splined corners and inlays. Not too shabby!
Finally, the large cup holders showed up in the mail. Drilled the holes and had them installed within the hour. Here are the pics.
A friend of mine just bought a RV and needed a few things done to it, and I was lucky enough to get the call.
The old center console.
The old arm rests with pleather covering and cracked plastic trim.
The new solid oak pieces. The arm rests will have one more large cup holder on each side. The console was made larger to accommodate 2 large cup holders, (not in yet either) and also a cell phone holder and extra junk tray. Can’t wait to install them…
Got it all sanded and the cedar lining in place, added hinges, and finally 6 coats of clear lacquer. It closes smooth and makes a nice air tight seal.
Yes, there are gaps in the cedar lining, it is to allow for swelling when this bad boy gets up to around 70% humidity inside.
Went with some decorative hinges that had to be modified a little bit. I really didn’t feel like driving 40 miles for the set I wanted, so these will do.
More progress on the Cigar humidor.
Here is the box all glued up with 1/4″ maple edge banding.
Got the lid cut off and the cedar lining mocked up.
Started on the cigar humidor today. Got the African Paduak cut up, glued up, and planed down. The orange dust from this was a mess and turned everything a reddish/orange…including my clothes, and made me look like I had a bad spray on tan. I can hardly wait to finish sand it…