We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Nope, none of the above. Sippican built this for me, and the good guy delivered it in person with his heir as porter. I insisted that they stay for dinner, and put the heir to work keeping the fireplaces stoked.
This big box has a name: The Seven Stogey Mountain. Surely one-of-a-kind. Those "pages" of the "book" aren't painted on: they are grooves in the wood.
I think it will hold around 6 boxes of cigars, maybe more. If they come in tubes, I take them out of the tubes before putting them in.
It is not every day that you find a humidor made of 3/4 inch solid Spanish Cedar and solid Maple. The weight and thickness of this wood will hold humidity better than the ordinary, non-electric humidor. This should become an heirloom, if I can only talk my kids into the fine, peaceful, satisfying and serene habit of tobacco enjoyment. They worry about tobacco when driving cars and sky-diving and working on Wall Street are things that are truly dangerous. Hey, Obama has made smoking cool again.
After I took the photos, I began a rapid humidification of the Spanish Cedar with distilled water. I use a sponge for that, repeating daily for several days before putting any ceegars in it. Otherwise, the dry, thirsty wood will suck the moisture out of the smokes.
Impossible to answer, like "what's your favorite dessert?" I enjoy the differences. I like medium strength, and I do not like to smoke the really fat ones. A friend gave me a box of Pleiades vintage 48 ring size recently, and I do like them.
Beautiful! I do like wooden boxes. Collected them for a while. Am always curious what is in them, as it is often times something good.
RE: tobacco.... my folks (who both got cancer) had a cigarette box with this 'lovely' poem on it.
Tobacco is a dirty weed.
I like it.
It satisfies no normal need.
I like it.
It makes you thin,
It makes you lean
It takes the hair right off your bean.
It's the worst darn stuff I've ever seen.
I like it.
Sorry bd and Sippican too. Did not mean to sound negative. The humidor is spectacular. It is beautiful. I like the smell of good tobacco too and think cigars might be better to smoke than cigarettes, but do not agree tobacco is safer than driving etc., bd. We have to drive. I think that little ditty on that old wooden cigarette box just said what folks have always known about tobacco.