View Full Version : Humidor for Nicole

01-31-2015, 07:03 AM
Hello BOTL's.... Karen, my better half's, daughter in law, Nicole has been diagnosed with stage four cancer and recently had a radical surgery in an attempt to address the problem.....

I have committed to building a humidor to be raffled out in an effort to help her in a fund raising project to, hopefully, win this battle.... Nicole is having a benefit gathering on 2/28 - at which time she will draw the winner's name out of the hat.

Also, I have contacted cigar manufacturers to solicit some help in filling this humidor up - and sweeten the pot. I have already got a commitment from Oliva Cigars.....

To enter the raffle, one only needs to make a donation to Nicole's funding page here, at this link (http://www.gofundme.com/kg5b8w). And then, comment in this thread that you've entered and a ticket will be made with your name on it and dropped in the hat.....

The humidor is Mahogany & Wenge - 20" x 12.5" x 10" - 250 count.

The wider strip of Wenge is where the lid will be cut off.... leaving 1/16" on the top and again on the bottom making it the same width as the corner accents....

Karen took the base to Nicole's in Minneapolis today for her to wood burn her thoughts on the bottom.....

I'll get her finished up in the next couple of days.....

Every little bit helps.... and, you will get a chance to win this sweet, classic looking humidor!!!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/DSCN2473_zpscc86c99e.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/DSCN2473_zpscc86c99e.jpg.html)

01-31-2015, 07:21 AM
$1-25 Donation = One ticket in the hat
$26-$50 Donation = Three tickets in the hat
$51-$100 Donation = Five tickets in the hat
$100 or more = Ten tickets in the hat.

01-31-2015, 11:38 AM
Karen took the box up to Minneapolis so Nicole could use a wood burner on the bottom and burn in some of her thoughts.....

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/IMG_5849_zps4b5a3ac2.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/IMG_5849_zps4b5a3ac2.jpg.html)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/2015-01-31_112852_zps273b5937.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/2015-01-31_112852_zps273b5937.jpg.html)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/IMG_5845_zpsd2ed3c32.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/IMG_5845_zpsd2ed3c32.jpg.html)

01-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Beautiful humidor. Donated to help her fight!

01-31-2015, 06:12 PM
Beautiful humidor. Donated to help her fight!

Thank you..... got ya logged in.

01-31-2015, 11:45 PM
Donated. Beautiful humidor Ed and a great gesture.

02-01-2015, 02:26 AM
Donation sent. Best wishes.

02-01-2015, 05:40 AM
Donated, Ed. Prayers Sent For Nicole & All Of You, Brother.

02-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Thanks again to all.... Everything has been logged and tix dropped in the hat.

All is very much appreciated!!!

Wharf Rat
02-01-2015, 01:05 PM
Happy to kick in! Good luck to Nicole and your family!

02-01-2015, 02:01 PM
Thank you again! Wow! It's adding up.... awesome!

02-01-2015, 02:20 PM
Just donated; love and good thoughts for all involved. Please keep us informed of Nicole's progress. God Bless.

looking for know
02-01-2015, 03:24 PM
Donated what I could.

Tell Nicole we are rooting for her. My step dad beat level 4; she can too!

02-01-2015, 03:26 PM
Donated what I could.

Tell Nicole we are rooting for her. My step dad beat level 4; she can too!

Thank you! She'll like hearing about your dad...

02-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Sent a small donation. Blessings to Nicole and her family.

02-06-2015, 03:46 PM
Many thanks to Ian from the Oliva organization for donating three, yes, THREE, boxes of PRIMO's......

1 Box - Oliva Serie V - Liga Especial - No. 4
1 Box - Oliva Serie O - 6.5x52 - Torpedo
1 Box - Oliva Serie V - Melanio - Gran Reserva Limitada - No. 4

Man, that really sweetens the pot.... huh?

Also, a private party has committed to a sealed box of Opus X's.... wow!!!

All you need to do to enter the raffle is to make a donation, of any size... at this link.... Nicole's Benefit Fund (http://www.gofundme.com/kg5b8w)

The more you donate, the more tickets with your name get dropped in the hat.... See within the thread on that detal....

Many thanks to all!!!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/DSCN2519_zps1aa55d91.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/DSCN2519_zps1aa55d91.jpg.html)

02-06-2015, 04:39 PM
Also, I have created a page on that popular social network.... feel free to visit and share, here's the link (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humidor-for-Nicole/1535496646730759)..... Nicole can use all the help she can get....

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/Nicole_zps5f2ad667.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/Nicole_zps5f2ad667.jpg.html)

Porch Dweller
02-07-2015, 06:16 AM
I just made a small donation. Best wishes to her!

02-07-2015, 10:31 AM
Ed I am so sorry to hear the bad news. You post these pics and she is smiling and that is great. I swear that a positive attitude helps win this battle. My mother had stage 4 breast cancer and they sent her home with 30 days to live. She said no and gave us 4 more years. Unfortunately cancer eventually took her but I think her positive attitude fought for those extra years and I am grateful for them. There is hope and her smile is going to help.

Beautiful humidor and raffle. I will be making a donation soon and will message you.

02-07-2015, 11:27 AM
FB page liked and spamming it out to all my friends, I don't usually do that so they can deal with this from me. :r I hope she keeps her head up and that electric smile beaming. Having beat cancer myself and my sister was diagnosed with a double negative metastasized breast cancer which has one of the lowest survival rates and she has been free and clear for 3 months and counting, anything can happen!

02-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Thank you to all for all the support....!!!

Wish I could do more...

02-07-2015, 07:22 PM
This box of Opus X - Rare Estate Reserves 1992 - Robustos will be on there way here tomorrow to be added to the Raffle Prize.... Sweet!!!

I'll get better pics when they arrive....

See within the thread for Raffle details.... And again, Thank you to all!!!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/2015020795190845_zpsfc3f893a.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/2015020795190845_zpsfc3f893a.jpg.html)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/2015020795190923_zps9c935ac3.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/2015020795190923_zps9c935ac3.jpg.html)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/2015020795190935_zps34846c84.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/2015020795190935_zps34846c84.jpg.html)

02-11-2015, 01:29 PM
Please send me the Facebook page.

02-11-2015, 01:37 PM
Please send me the Facebook page.

Sure thing.... here's the link (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humidor-for-Nicole/1535496646730759).


02-12-2015, 05:01 PM
The generosity of our Brother's of the Leaf never ceases to amaze me!
A fellow BOTL donated this box of Opus X - Rare Estate Reserves, 29 Robusto's in the sealed box to the cause!!!

Not sure if Robert Ramirez, Jr. visits this forum, but MANY, MANY thanks, Robert!

The pot just keeps getting sweeter!!!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/Opus_zps24e53539.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/Opus_zps24e53539.jpg.html)

02-13-2015, 02:52 PM
I made a donation. I'm praying for a good outcome Ed.

02-13-2015, 04:31 PM
Thank you so much.
All logged in.

02-17-2015, 02:29 PM
I made a donation. I hope Nicole and her family are doing well! We wish her the best!

02-20-2015, 10:13 AM
I made a donation. I hope Nicole and her family are doing well! We wish her the best!

Thank you so much! Duly noted!!!

02-24-2015, 02:56 AM
Popped out of hibernation from the forum to make a donation. I hope the best for Nicole.

02-24-2015, 04:18 AM
Popped out of hibernation from the forum to make a donation. I hope the best for Nicole.

Thanks again! She's coming right along!

I'll be wrapping her up shortly.... I just picked up the base from the Laser Engraver yesterday..... Below is what he did, Nicole provided the imagery and details.... Looks great!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/evsallee/Humidors/Nichole/IMG_0262_zpsfa69446a.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/evsallee/media/Humidors/Nichole/IMG_0262_zpsfa69446a.jpg.html)

02-24-2015, 05:15 AM
That is beautiful. I love what can be done with wood in the hands of a skilled craftsman, the cigars are an added bonus

03-01-2015, 09:51 AM
...and the WINNER is... Bob aka Wharf Rat !

Congratulations and many thanks to all !

03-01-2015, 10:04 AM

Wharf Rat
03-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Fantastic! I can hardly wait!

Porch Dweller
03-01-2015, 01:43 PM

03-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Congrats! Awesome gift and the proceeds went to a good cause.

03-02-2015, 08:06 AM
Congratulations dude!

03-02-2015, 09:21 AM
Holy crap congrats, Bob! I saw the name posted on Facebook and figured it was some dude not on here, that's awesome that you won!

03-02-2015, 09:38 AM
I donated, and I shared the page to a Cigar Facebook page I belong to.

Keep up that positive attitude girl. That's what will ultimately save the day.

03-15-2015, 11:21 PM
Hey that's great! Glad someone from CA won it.

I'm glad to have participated and continue to receive updates from Nicole.

03-15-2015, 11:30 PM
Hey that's great! Glad someone from CA won it.

I'm glad to have participated and continue to receive updates from Nicole.