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By any chance are those decorative swords "Narsil" and "Anduril" from WETA?

Yep. the swords are replicas from the Lord of the Rings movies, I have 5 altogether and 3 currently on display. The sword of the Witch-King and Anduril (Narsil re-forged):
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And Glamdring (the sword Gandalf finds in the Troll cave in the Hobbit):

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I have two smaller swords - Sting (Bilbo & Frodo's sword) and the Witch King's Morgul blade, still debating whether or not to mount those with the others. I also have a parchment map of Middle Earth that I ordered from a shop in New Zealand, I'm in the process of making a frame for that, then it'll go on display between the two larger swords on the wall behind the poker table.

I'm a huge LOTR fan, have read the books several times and we have all the extended editions of the movies. I have a custom hot stamped t-mold set with LOTR inspired stamps (some close-up of Glamdring here as well): https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/tolkien-lotr-inspired-t-mold-hot-stamps.17993/
 
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Well done sir! :tup: fantastic work all around. As I read that last of your posting, I said out loud "Of course he made his own cabinet doors" :D

Details on the humidor? Did you seal it up at all, line with Spanish Cedar? Or is it just a cabinet that you'll humidify?
 

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Well done sir! :tup: fantastic work all around. As I read that last of your posting, I said out loud "Of course he made his own cabinet doors" :D

Details on the humidor? Did you seal it up at all, line with Spanish Cedar? Or is it just a cabinet that you'll humidify?

lol, had to make the doors, the cabinets were all custom sizes, so I needed custom sized doors to match..... ;)

The humidor is basically just a suedo-sealed base cabinet. I use good hardwood plywood for the cabinet framing, sealed all the inside joints with caulk, then lined the interior with spanish cedar veneer. The door is just a regular oak framed cabinet door with an acrylic panel (caulked to seal), and I'm going to install foam weatherstrip around the perimeter of the face frame to help seal the door when closed (I also put a lock on the door to help keep it closed nice and tight). Humidification will be an Avallo Accumonitor system, and I'm planning on building a couple of shelves for box storage and a singles tray, all on drawer slides. I'll make sure to post pics when I get there, but that probably won't happen until over the summer, I need a break :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

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Right around the time I finished up major construction on the room last year, life got super busy, so I had to put the last 3 pieces of this project on hold for a while. I was finally able to put the finishing touches on one of those pieces today - my LOTR display. Built a custom frame for a map of Middle Earth to compliment the replica swords & daggers:

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I'm hoping to get started on the humidor innards this weekend. Felt really good making sawdust again, its been way to long. :)
 

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Dude man..... this build is epic. Hats off to you!! Cant wait to see it in person!!!! Beautiful work!!!
 

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I'm hoping to get started on the humidor
What are you planning? Wine-a-dor? If not, what will you do for humidification? Can't wait to see pics of the build!! Love me some stogies!
 

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Right around the time I finished up major construction on the room last year, life got super busy, so I had to put the last 3 pieces of this project on hold for a while. I was finally able to put the finishing touches on one of those pieces today - my LOTR display. Built a custom frame for a map of Middle Earth to compliment the replica swords & daggers:

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I'm hoping to get started on the humidor innards this weekend. Felt really good making sawdust again, its been way to long. :)
This is amazing! I missed this all before. Did you mention where the swords were produced?

Need to get Josh over to the meetup and see if Sting also glows in the presence of trolls...
 

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What are you planning? Wine-a-dor? If not, what will you do for humidification? Can't wait to see pics of the build!! Love me some stogies!

It'll be a sealed cabinet with a few pullout trays/drawers, and I bought an Avallo Accumonitor for humidification.
 

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This is amazing! I missed this all before. Did you mention where the swords were produced?

Swords were made by United Cutlery / US steel. Most were purchased years ago when the original trilogy came out.
 

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Started on the humidor shelves today. I'm planning on one large singles tray and two shelves for boxes, all on slides to make it easier to get things in/out as well as give me access to the humidifier canisters. Humidor innards will be made from Spanish cedar:

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While I enjoy the bigger projects, I really love these smaller builds, especially where I get to use nearly all my major woodworking tools. Needed the table saw, miter saw, router table, drill press, dust collector and also got to get out my scroll saw!

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Started with the singles tray, dry fit prior to final scroll saw and sanding:

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And all glued up:

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Made a little more progress today. Here's the base cabinet for the humidor. It's constructed of oak plywood like the rest of the cabinets, but for the humidor I caulked all the joints to help seal it, then veneered the inside with spanish cedar.

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The wire in the back is the power for the humidification system (installed that back when I built the bar so I wouldn't have to take everything out later). Instead of trying to get cute with the humidor cabinet and maximize space, I built is the same way as the rest of the bar cabinets, so the face frames overlap the cabinet by about an inch. So.... in order to install drawers/shelves on slides, I had to attach the slides to spanish cedar blocks so they'd clear the door frames (and hinges). Not ideal as the drawers/shelves won't be the full width of the cabinet like you see in nice high end humidors, but good enough for me. :LOL: :laugh:

Blocks & slides installed:

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And singles tray installed (I still need to create some movable partitions for the tray):

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I hoping to finish up the two bottom shelves for the boxes and install the humidification system this weekend.
 

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I built the two bottom shelves for the humidor today, almost done!

Ripped a straight edge on the spanish cedar planks and cut everything down to size

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Dry fit for the shelf frame and planks
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Gluing up
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And clamped
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While those dried, I got the slide supports prepped and installed
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Next was installing the humidification system. I went with an avallo accumoniter based on several recommendations at one of the cigar forums I lurk on. The system has two canisters for distilled water with fans, two secondary circulation fans that kick in when the canister fans turn on to help keep the whole cabinet uniform, and a humidity sensor that all feed into the main display/control unit. I velcro'd all the components in place to make them easy to adjust and maintain and then wired it all up

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I spaced the top singles tray with a bit of clear space over top to allow for some air flow, the circulation fans seem to line up really well so hopefully the cabinet won't have any damp spots.

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Also installed some weather stripping around the door to help keep the cabinet sealed.

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Once the shelf frames were dry, glued on the slats

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I'm going to let the glue dry overnight on these, so hopefully this will be all done tomorrow. :tup:
 

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Right around the time I finished up major construction on the room last year, life got super busy, so I had to put the last 3 pieces of this project on hold for a while. I was finally able to put the finishing touches on one of those pieces today - my LOTR display. Built a custom frame for a map of Middle Earth to compliment the replica swords & daggers:

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I'm hoping to get started on the humidor innards this weekend. Felt really good making sawdust again, its been way to long. :)

I didn’t know I needed this until now.
 

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Finished up this morning! Took the glued up shelves and attached the slides:

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Then loaded them into the cabinet:

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Just squeaked this by door hinge.

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And done! Loaded up the humidification canisters and started the system up. I'll probably wait a few days for all the spanish cedar to acclimate to the humidity, then calibrate the humidification system and add in all my sticks. This cabinet should almost double my overall capacity, so it's time to order more!

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This marks completion of all the projects I have planned for the room, though I have one more related side project to tackle next month, but that's going in the laundry area.
 

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Finished up this morning! Took the glued up shelves and attached the slides:

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Then loaded them into the cabinet:

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Just squeaked this by door hinge.

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And done! Loaded up the humidification canisters and started the system up. I'll probably wait a few days for all the spanish cedar to acclimate to the humidity, then calibrate the humidification system and add in all my sticks. This cabinet should almost double my overall capacity, so it's time to order more!

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This marks completion of all the projects I have planned for the room, though I have one more related side project to tackle next month, but that's going in the laundry area.
THAT. IS. BEAUTIFUL.
 

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Finished up this morning! Took the glued up shelves and attached the slides:

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Then loaded them into the cabinet:

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Just squeaked this by door hinge.

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And done! Loaded up the humidification canisters and started the system up. I'll probably wait a few days for all the spanish cedar to acclimate to the humidity, then calibrate the humidification system and add in all my sticks. This cabinet should almost double my overall capacity, so it's time to order more!

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This marks completion of all the projects I have planned for the room, though I have one more related side project to tackle next month, but that's going in the laundry area.
Does not get much nicer than that...I had to deduct points for the Mets trash can. :LOL: :laugh:

Seriously so impressive. I might have to make the drive down JUST to see this incredible piece. Beautiful!!
 
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