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Shave_Rat

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He gets me every time. I can usually talk myself off the ledge, but this one overwhelmed the defenses...
I can see why.. I'm not usually a fan of that over all shape, and I'd have most likely pulled the trigger on that one had I spotted it first.
 


Unsmoked Sav. 320 estate for $60.00, couldn't pass up even though not the finish I would have chosen if paying full price.
 

Claudel Xerxes

Moderator
Cigarinistas:
I've replaced ('trashed' is a better word), my old travel humdor with a new
Prestige Import Group - The Novelist Leather Book (Brown) - Travel Cigar Humidor
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  • Holds 5 to 10 [doubtful...see reveiws] Cigars | Color: Brown Leather
  • Removable Cigar Tray | Magnetic Lid Closure
  • Guillotine Cutter, Humidifier [hope to replace this unit w/a small rhshield humidifier tube] and Silver Hygrometer Set [hope it's removable so I can calibrate it using the salt method]
  • Perfect for traveling or Hiding in Book Shelf.
  • Size: 10-1/4"W x 6-1/2"D x 1-2/3"H
"A cigar in the humidor is worth two in the bush"! Unknown Author
Christopher,
What a classy design for a travel humidor. I would be curious to hear the quality of craftsmanship once you receive it.

A Jan Pietenpauw rhodesian made of mopane wood.

Beautiful pipe! I had to look up mopane wood. It surprised me that it's commonly used in certain instruments, since I'm fairly familiar with a number of tone-woods. Very cool!

That looks like it'll be fun to admire while smoking. Very cool.



Unsmoked Sav. 320 estate for $60.00, couldn't pass up even though not the finish I would have chosen if paying full price.
It's a classic pipe shape to have. The wide chamber makes it particularly well suited for English based blends. Enjoy!
 
Christopher,
What a classy design for a travel humidor. I would be curious to hear the quality of craftsmanship once you receive it.[...]
Erik:
From what the reviews say...may not be 'top-shelf', but the quality and workmanship (before changes, adjustments etc...[in blue]), is above par with it's price. Shoulder Shrug.jpg

"[Like a good humidor] Some people meditate, [some] smoke cigars". Ron Perlman
 
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Christopher,
What a classy design for a travel humidor. I would be curious to hear the quality of craftsmanship once you receive it. [...] Enjoy!
Erik:
I'll definitely well 'season' (very inch of cedar), this humidor for a few days w/ distilled water, check the hydrometer (salt test), and humidifier (after soaking in distilled water or replacement altogether), before I put any of my smokes inside, plus I promise to write a review of this 'book' at a later date.


"A cigar in the humidor is worth two in the bush"! Unknown Author
 
Erick:
As in the enclosed pics...sitting on our office table, this humidor holds only seven (7), Fonseca Cosacos Cigars (5¼ x 42), w/o the tray. Shoulder Shrug.jpg

NOTE: I would advise not using the tray all together because if you 'season' the inside of the humidor and tray and place the tray in the humidor...'swelling' of the wood during this process will make the tray unmovable (w/o difficulty).

Or the other hand, if one 'seasons' the tray alone...equally it will not fit in the humidor (w/o some pressure and/or light force thus rendering your humidor a 'total write -off).

Travel Humidor - 3.jpg

Will not hold Churchill’s vertically though (short by at least ½in). :001_unsur

The hydrometer was factory set (I did salt test it…no adjustment needed), and I'm currently using the included plastic [foam] humidifier, by will replace it with a Sm Rh Shield humidifier as soon as it arrives by post. :thumbsup:

Travel Humidor - 4.jpg

My early assessment...well made for the price, it's holding up good, looks good (the Mrs. thought it was a book), and maintaining 70% humidity (going on 4plus...I'll keep a eye on it).


"[Like a good humidor] Some people meditate, [some] smoke cigars". Ron Perlman

 
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Claudel Xerxes

Moderator
Erick:
As in the enclosed pics...sitting on our office table, this humidor holds only seven (7), Fonseca Cosacos Cigars (5¼ x 42), w/o the tray. View attachment 1013723

NOTE: I would advise not using the tray all together because if you 'season' the inside of the humidor and tray and place the tray in the humidor...'swelling' of the wood during this process will make the tray unmovable (w/o difficulty).

Or the other hand, if one 'seasons' the tray alone...equally it will not fit in the humidor (w/o some pressure and/or light force thus rendering your humidor a 'total write -off).

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Will not hold Churchill’s vertically though (short by at least ½in). :001_unsur

The hydrometer was factory set (I did salt test it…no adjustment needed), and I'm currently using the included plastic [foam] humidifier, by will replace it with a Sm Rh Shield humidifier as soon as it arrives by post. :thumbsup:

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My early assessment...well made for the price, it's holding up good, looks good (the Mrs. thought it was a book), maintaining 70% humidity (going on (4plus) days before humidifier ‘re-charge’.


"[Like a good humidor] Some people meditate, [some] smoke cigars". Ron Perlman
It looks great, Christopher. Do you intend on actually traveling with it? The excess space in the humidor makes me think that the cigars will rattle around quite a bit. A bit of sanding on the edges of the tray should correct the swelling issues.
 
Erik:
About the excess space...yeah...I think that might be a problem while traveling (which the Mrs. and I do often), but I would try to carry different sizes to make-up for the space...plus how the top lid is made to 'recess' (can't think of the proper wood-working term), into the top lip of the humidor...it seems to have a good 'seal' [“whoosh”] and I hope for a 'snug' fit to hold them in place.


And you're right (what was I thinking? Why didn't I think of that?
), of course...sandpaper on the tray...duhhh. :001_rolle

"A cigar [humidor] ought not to be [used] solely with the...hand, [but with] the eyes, and with the spirit". Zino Davidoff
 
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Alacrity59

Moderator Emeritus
Peter Heinrich Curly Block.

It is going to be a looooonnnngggg wait. SP wants me to wait 12 weeks to see if the tobacco moves. Normally I'd see a scan at LaGuardia as it gets on the plane to Canada and another on arrival in Canada. But things are stuck.
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Kentos

Moderator Emeritus
Peter Heinrich Curly Block.

It is going to be a looooonnnngggg wait. SP wants me to wait 12 weeks to see if the tobacco moves. Normally I'd see a scan at LaGuardia as it gets on the plane to Canada and another on arrival in Canada. But things are stuck.
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I wasn’t going to grab another log but your post has stoked the fire again. Dang.
 

Alacrity59

Moderator Emeritus
:001_rolle good news on the Peter Heinrich Curly Block today. USPS returned the package to SP and claimed the customs form was not on the package (SP says it is right there on the package). SP re-shipped it today.
 
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