Posted December 4, 2018

Rockler introduces cigar humidor turning kit

Users can create a custom single-cigar humidor that measures and regulates humidity.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has created a turning kit that enables woodturners to craft a custom single-cigar humidor using a lathe.

Featuring a tubular aluminum design with a black finish, Rockler's Cigar Humidor Turning Kit turns and assembles somewhat like an oversized pen kit. Once completed, it allows the user to regulate the humidity inside the chamber to preserve the cigar's freshness and flavor. With a finished interior measuring 7/8" in diameter by 7-1/4" long, it fits cigar sizes up to a Churchill.

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

The Cigar Humidor Turning Kit incorporates 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.

The kit requires a turning blank measuring at least 2" by 2" by 6" long. Users cut the blank in two and drill 1-1/16" holes down the center of each piece. The kit's aluminum tubes are epoxied to the inside of the blank sections, much as 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 (52103) is priced at $19.99, and the Bushing Set (57951) is $9.99. Both can be purchased exclusively at or at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.