Introduction: How to Make a Humidor Under $5
WELCOME! This is a step by step guide to help you make a humidor cigar box.
Since you are looking for an instructional guide on making humidors, I'm taking no responsibility if you begin smoking.
This guide is for people who are of legal smoking age in their respective province/state. Now that that's out of the way, lets get started!
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You will require:
- Candle wax (less than a dollar... maybe there is one on your table. any wax will do)
- Baking soda (optional, but helps to destroy fungus. One table spoonful will suffice, I'm guessing $1)
- Small Steel bowl (50 cents)
- Wooden box ($2)
- Sponge (less than 50 cents)
- Cigars (not needed to build the humidor, but to place inside. Price? Up to you...)
Grand total: $5
Step 1: Putting It Together
As you may have noticed, the materials required are easy to find, and what to is to be done with them is obvious.
1. That is to say, begin by cutting a fair sized sponge into four smaller pieces.
2. Place two of the sponges in a steel bowl
3. Place a small amount of baking soda on any side of of the sponges
4. Add enough hot water to the sponges such that the water stays in them and doesn't form at the bottom of the bowl
5. Rub wax all over the interior, in a manner that would not make things messy. Just ehough to protect the wood from warping
6. Place the steel bowl with its contents in the box of wood
7. There you have it, a humidor. ***Remember to research on the net how to properly humidify YOUR cigars!***
The amount of water in your bowl is important, some people like to have their spoinges moist, I clearly drench mine, and I do this because I have many cigars in the humidor, but, keep in mind that the more water you put in your bowl the more will be absorbed by the cigars. If you think a lesser amount of water is ideal, please feel free to leave a comment and help improve this instructable.
Step 2: Now That Your Done...
In order for your cigars to humidify, and be kept for long periods from becoming stale and/or breaking, you MUST remove the plastic (cellophane) wrap before it can humidify.
Note: For proper humidification to happen, roll the cigars individually, gently in between your fingers, so that the tobacco can 'breathe'
Other than that note, remember to keep the humidor in a very warm place, keep the sponges moist, and let some fresh air in the humidor from time to time (once every 5-7 days, for 30 min every time)
I hope you enjoyed this instructable, please give positive criticism, and I will change this for the better :)
Happy smoking, Cheers!