Subscribe now and save up to 56%
CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Allyn's humidor.
If you’re anything like me in the shop you know you have to start making gifts way in advance of when you need them. That’s why I decided to get a six-month head start on a humidor for a cigar-smoking relative. What I also realized very quickly was that I didn’t know the first thing about making a humidor correctly. To remedy that I went to Fine Woodworking, of course.
In issue # 127 Rick Allyn wrote an easy to follow, comprehensive article on everything you need to know to successfully build a humidor. Not only does an exploded drawing give the dimensions and basic construction but Allyn demystifies how a humidor functions, what type of wood you need to use, where to get the humidifier and hygrometer (the instrument that lets you monitor the humidity level), and how to finish the box. The article is packed with a ton of useful techniques that simplify the construction. But the best part is the accompanying gallery of humidors, ranging from funky to period with a Newport shell and all.
The design possibilies are limitless. Here are just a couple of the humidors you’ll see in the article:
Here are two more inspirational cigar boxes from the Readers Gallery archives. The first made by Richard M. Kerrell and the second by Steve Noffsinger.
Armed with all the information in this article I’m ready to start designing and building my own version of a humidor. The relative in question is also a fly fisherman. Anybody out there have free plans for a trout-shaped humidor?
CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Allyn’s humidor.
NOTE: The link to the free plan was CORRECTED on 3/10 at 7:30 a.m. ET. For more information, read a note from our publisher.
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
I paid and still can't find a video. What am I doing wrong?
The humidors are all destined to become family hierlom`s.
I used to have one that was walnut on the exterior and had copper clad on the inside, not being anything but a weekend wood warrior, does that metal cladding open the door for other woods for construction chioce`s?
this is what is needed as inspiration, this is a remarkable woodworking plans
ThumbBanger: You don't have to pay to join the blogging community. This is all free stuff. Not sure what you're referring to...
This puzzles me....If I am subscribed to Fine Working Magazine, and Finewoodworking.com, why do I have to pay to join the blogging community? And, at 34 dollars per subscription,it seems that Taunton may think a bit much of itself.
What a winging bunch of ninnies! FW have plenty of ligitimate offers and have never resorted to spam to sell a product. Their integrity is not in question but I am not o sure about some of the wingers!
Thanks for the plans!
Sorry to hear about your trouble.
Are you looking for the link to read about Mike Flaim's Massive Roubo workbench:
No matter which link on the site I click I keep coming back to this humidor project. Does anyone know what the magic decoder ring sequence is? I really want to see the featured workbench but when I hit that link I come here again!
Anyway? Free plans? I wanted to comment on the beautiful work! But while we are @ it....I haven't missed a year of FW since it's inception. Great perodical, and the only one of it's kind when I was a young man. However, they are in business to make money.....their business is my passion! So I pay for their work and those that receive a check for their services. Sounds like the oldest profession! cheers.
Got the plan just fine, and it was free. Sounds like a little problem on the linky. No big deal.
What do you want for nothin', rubber biscuit? Bow Bow Bow
I am unable to download this plan, no hyperlink result as of 03-11-09
The link to the free plan has been corrected. We erroneously linked to a page on our member site. If you continue experiencing issues accessing the PDF, please use the link below to access the free PDF.
apologies for the error.
I'll have to agree with the others - free should be free - no strings. Having to sign up and pay for a monthly is bogus. If you want people to download the plan and pay the fee you should have a disclaimer "free to subscribers for a limited time, then a monthly fee ensues" or something similar. I'll be closing my account shortly.
What a useless runaround! Totally misleading and a pain in the ass! Don'rt expecrt me to go for the bait!
What about "Bait & Switch" don't you understand? Perhaps the FCC/FTC could provide the neccessary assistance.
I am annoyed that it says "download FREE plan", then says that will be $15.00 !!!!
Fake offers make me think that these are becoming junk e-mails.
You have a good magazine. You have the most expensive magazine in this field.
You are better than this.
Still can't get humidor plan. Hyperlink does nothing.
This is not only useless but frustrating. I would have thought providing a simple download link would be within the grasp of most technologists.
I suggest that if Taunton are not going to provide a proper link then please remove the "Free Download" statement and stop emailing out false offers.
Why do I have to subscribe to your website when I already am a subscriber to the magazine to get a free plan download?
The link to the humidor plan has been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Gerald La Starza
The link provided by FrankSHC works.
Nor can I...you have to fix this link!
IE can't find it either.
Mozilla can't find the server either.
Try this link:
No, you are not the only one.
Safari can’t find the server.
Safari can’t open the page “http://recolwebb.taunton.com/finewoodworking/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=32285” because Safari can’t find the server “recolwebb.taunton.com”.
you aren't alone--I can't get the PDF either.
Hi... Am I the only one who can't get to the PDF page? Its coming up with an "Address Not Found" error. ???
The court battle continues between Bosch and Sawstop
Grids and cutouts define a practical piece
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.
Browse our collection of hundreds of quality plans including Shaker furniture, Arts and Crafts pieces, beds, diy plans, chairs, workbenches, tool storage, and more.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.