Rockler Introduces Cigar Humidor Turning Kit


If you’ve ever wanted to make your own single cigar humidor and know your way around a lathe, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has a new product for you.


The company has released its Cigar Humidor Turning Kit, which turns and assembles somewhat like an oversized pen kit. The finished product can hold up to a 7 1/4 x 56 ring gauge cigar while allowing the user to regulate the humidity inside the chamber. The kit includes a hygrometer with a dial that allows the user to monitor the interior humidity. If more moisture is needed, the user can add a drop or two of cigar humidifier solution or distilled water to a foam disk in the bottom cap. The cigar rests on a platform above the foam disk to keep it from absorbing too much moisture.

“This is a truly unique kit that’s fun to turn,” said Steve Krohmer, Rockler’s vice president for product development, via a press release. “The result is a handcrafted, functional humidor with a great fit and finish – a perfect gift for cigar aficionados.”

The kit requires a turning blank measuring at least 2″ by 2″ by 6″ long. To begin the process, users cut the blank in two and drill 1-1/16″ holes down the center of each piece. The kit’s aluminum tubes are then epoxied to the inside of the blank sections, similar to how brass tubes from a pen kit are glued inside the sections of a pen blank. A set of bushings sized to the final diameter of the humidor is available for purchase separately so the sections of the blank can be mounted on a standard pen mandrel for turning.

The Rockler Cigar Humidor Turning Kit is priced at $19.99, while the Bushing Set is $9.99. Both can be purchased via Rockler’s website, the 37 Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide and via the Rockler catalog.

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