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For Sale => Mark Mayo's Woodie Creations => Topic started by: mmayo on October 19, 2018, 01:31:28 PM



Title: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: mmayo on October 19, 2018, 01:31:28 PM
As with all highly custom boxes, this one made me think. Here it is before sanding and application of spar varnish finish. The large space will receive a crystal decanter for the whiskey while the four square spaces will each have hand blown glasses. There will be black foam padding for protection for all areas with glass inside. The upper chamber is a cigar humidor lined with Spanish cedar and has a humidity gauge. Fun stuff and whew.

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Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Alto Mare on October 19, 2018, 01:42:51 PM
What a job Mark, I don't think it could get any better if you wanted to...beautiful work!

Sal


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Hardy Boy on October 19, 2018, 01:50:46 PM
WOW that is nice !! I hope I get to meet David one day and see it in action !!

Cheers:

Todd


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Ron Jones on October 19, 2018, 02:29:54 PM
Very nicely done. If I were to comment at all, it would be to ask how the humidity is regulated? I see the humidity gauge, but I do not see a humidifier.

Can't wait to see it finished.
Ron


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: mmayo on October 19, 2018, 02:40:39 PM
Very nicely done. If I were to comment at all, it would be to ask how the humidity is regulated? I see the humidity gauge, but I do not see a humidifier.

Can't wait to see it finished.
Ron

Good question for the owner or other cigar smokers. I tested the gauge by inserting a plastic cup with a wet rag. Within an hour humidity has increased 10-12%. I need it dry for finishing but later a similar method could get it correctly humidified before placing the cigars inside for an outing. This is a portable fun case with two vices inside.


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: xjchad on October 19, 2018, 02:51:35 PM
Wow, that's amazing work Mark!  Very cool!


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: David Hall on October 19, 2018, 05:12:14 PM
I wonít be the owner of this fine piece for long, it was commissioned as a gift for someone very close to me.  Iíll probably see it only a few times, but itís come along so nicely I may have to ask Mark to make one for me.
Humidity will be maintained by boliva packs, 84% for two weeks to condition the cedar then 64% one pack every few weeks or so. Although humidity maintenance wonít be a major issue since this travel case will be refreshed frequently you know, normal stock turnover.
I knew I went to the right guy for this project.  I cannot wait to see it finished. 


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Dominick on October 19, 2018, 06:14:43 PM
David I didn't think you cared so much... :-*  Dominick  ;D


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: David Hall on October 19, 2018, 11:43:22 PM
David I didn't think you cared so much... :-*  Dominick  ;D

It was close Dominick but the lucky guy getting this case is Very close to me, ďgenetically speaking.Ē
 


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: mmayo on October 24, 2018, 09:23:20 AM
Nice color has arrived and the shine is developing nicely.  More coats and sanding before the finish line.

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Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: conchydong on October 24, 2018, 09:55:50 AM
Wow, at a loss for words. That is something to behold.


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Reel 224 on October 24, 2018, 10:48:01 AM
Very nice Mark. If only you could make one for a pipe smoker like me. ;) ;D..................Joe


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: David Hall on October 24, 2018, 11:17:08 AM
Very nice Mark. If only you could make one for a pipe smoker like me. ;) ;D..................Joe


I don't think that would be an issue for him, you could store your tabackee in the humidor along with a pipe, or cut back on the number of glasses and make more room for a greater selection of pipes and smoke!  I have no doubt Mark could make a very nice case for that purpose.


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: mmayo on October 24, 2018, 02:59:24 PM
After the new year please.


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: El Pescador on October 24, 2018, 03:10:27 PM
Mark-O!

One word... SMOK'N!!!!!

Dave, I know your intended beneficiary will very much enjoy this piece of artwork,

I know I receive MANY positive comments on my Fishy Glass Scotch box, and that's before I even open it!!!!

REELY!!!

Enjoy,

Wayne


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: David Hall on October 24, 2018, 06:41:31 PM
Iím gonna Test it before I pass it on!


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: mmayo on October 29, 2018, 01:50:17 PM
The project is complete and ready to ship. Black foam rubber was added to cushion the glassware.

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Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: foakes on October 29, 2018, 02:47:38 PM
Beautiful work & wood stock selection, Sir!

Best,

Fred


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: STRIPER LOU on October 29, 2018, 03:15:44 PM
WOW, That is some true Craftsmanship!

Outstanding work Mark,    ........... Lou


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Dominick on October 29, 2018, 03:29:43 PM
Good job Mark.  As usual your work is splendid.  Dominick


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: David Hall on October 29, 2018, 04:42:00 PM
The only question is which bottle shall I test it on?

And which cigar?


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Reel 224 on October 29, 2018, 05:06:42 PM
Great! Now think PIPE.  ;) :D.........................Joe


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: David Hall on October 29, 2018, 05:22:48 PM
Great! Now think PIPE.  ;) :D.........................Joe

I do enjoy a pipe now and then Joe.  A few years back I was on a genealogy search for my southern ancestors.  I discovered a company in Virginia that still grows the same blend that my ancestors grew back in the 1700ís in Virginia, I thought if I smoked some of the same tobacco it might somehow bring them closer to me.  I have to say it was a pleasant smoke, but I knew nothing about the care of fine tobacco products and consequently the leaf went dry as a bone on me. I also knew nothing about the care of a good pipe and now I need a flexible drill bit to clean it!  Iím smarter lately, now I have humidors, dedicated Tupperware, hydration packs, hygrometers, all the fun toys required for the care and keeping of fine tobacco and fine tobacco products.


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Reel 224 on October 29, 2018, 05:38:36 PM
It's a true art to enjoying a great smoke out of a great pipe. I have several decanters of mixed tobaccos. I often mix my own and like the Virginia Tobaccos, they are very mild and mix well. Some of the Italian pipes are good as well as the English, But they can get expensive.

Joe 


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Alto Mare on October 29, 2018, 06:31:06 PM
Beautiful work Mark, I could sit in your shop and watch you work all day.

Sal


Title: Mission accomplished!
Post by: mmayo on November 02, 2018, 05:42:08 PM
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Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Reel 224 on November 02, 2018, 05:45:54 PM
Ahaaa! the sweet taste of success..................................Joe


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Meanwhile on November 03, 2018, 10:52:48 AM
Great work on the whiskey case (Irish).  I'm another pipe smoker that would appreciate such a case for my Ferndown pipes on the boat.  Great story of finding Virginia tobacco with a link to a family history. 


Title: Re: Whiskey Case/Cigar Humidor ordered by David Hall
Post by: Reel 224 on November 03, 2018, 11:34:43 AM
That pipe is to clean  ;) ;D.................Joe