Turning Humidors
by Dick Sing

Softcover
215 x 280mm
64pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$22.90

ISBN 0-7643-0457-7

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As reviewed in The Australian Woodworker Issue 138

It's been said that if smoking cigarettes is like riding a cheap motorbike, then smoking cigars is like driving a Ferrari Testarossa.

If you are both a cigar smoker and a woodturner, or if you are a woodturner who likes to make things that are really different, Dick Sling's book about Turning Humidors is worth considering.

The whole book is devoted to making a circular humidor. Most humidors are rectangular, so the shape of this one is, in itself, unusual.

Also, this is a personal humidor, made to hold a small selection of cigars - not the 100, 50 or even 20 for which most humidors are designed.

The book begins with the layout geometry then continues, step by step, through the whole process. Each step is illustrated with easy to follow photos, the text being almost completely confined to photo captions.

Both the sides of the box and its lid are segmented, so the project can also be viewed as an unusually well described segmented turning.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Turning a Personal Humidor

The Gallery

A Final Word