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Porch Dweller
06-24-2016, 01:58 PM
I've been hemming and hawing for a while now on whether to stick with the wineador or kick it up a notch with an Aristocrat and finally said "to hell with it". I just got off the phone with Bob and he's building me a black walnut end table with beveled glass door. Now the hard part - waiting.

I happened to mention that folks here on CA had nothing but good things to say about his products and he said "Yeah, there're a great bunch of guys there!" So y'all have him fooled quite well. ;)

Remo
06-24-2016, 02:12 PM
Congrats James!!!

massphatness
06-24-2016, 02:15 PM
You're going to love it!

markem
06-24-2016, 03:19 PM
Congratulations!

CigarNut
06-24-2016, 03:49 PM
Congrats!

JohnnyFlake
06-24-2016, 06:05 PM
Congrats Brother! You will sure love it, no doubt in my mind. After many, many, years, I went and done, what you just did, about 5 years ago.

afranco
06-25-2016, 12:44 AM
congrats bro ! please post pics when it arrives

pnoon
06-25-2016, 01:24 AM
You will love it.

Bob is great to deal with and a true craftsman.

4WheelVFR
06-25-2016, 04:11 AM
My only regret about my aristocrat is not going bigger with it. Can't wait to see yours when it's done. Bob does great work.

longknocker
06-25-2016, 04:59 AM
Congrats, James!:D:tu Can't Wait To See The Pics, Brother!

AdamJoshua
06-25-2016, 03:01 PM
Congrats!!!! Love my aristocrat, I have the black walnut as well and it's jsut a gorgeous wood!

WhiteMamba
06-26-2016, 09:21 PM
Congrats brother! Be sure to post a pic of it empty when it gets done ;)

irratebass
06-27-2016, 07:02 AM
:banger:noon:dance::cl

Congrats man! I'm sure you will love it

stearns
06-27-2016, 07:49 AM
Congrats man, as soon as I can I will as well. Very jealous :tu

Dave128
06-28-2016, 08:31 AM
Congratulations! Definitely on my bucket list.

Ashcan Bill
06-28-2016, 10:03 AM
Money well spent. Bob really knows how to build 'em. :tu

Porch Dweller
08-16-2016, 12:20 PM
...and the wait is over! She's a beauty and was worth the wait. The black walnut is gorgeous.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8140/28409397123_f63353dfee_c.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8229/28409405883_1348320d3b_c.jpg

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7621/28994076826_0b5b4db64d_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8212/28740609200_808bb02d26_c.jpg

And for you bastages that are gleefully rubbing their hands together, no, that is technically not an empty humidor :D. I have a packed-to-the-gills wineador that will be emptied and put into the Aristocrat after I give it five days or so to acclimate.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8287/28994092966_df31740b00_c.jpg

Havanaaddict
08-16-2016, 12:24 PM
Congrats :tu

pnoon
08-16-2016, 12:37 PM
Looks great, James.
As you now know, Bob Staebell does fabulous work.

icehog3
08-16-2016, 12:40 PM
Congrats, James, a purchase you will never regret. :tu

massphatness
08-16-2016, 12:52 PM
Looks goooooood - congrats!

Porch Dweller
08-16-2016, 01:09 PM
Thanks, men! As a side note, as I'm now going from the temperature-controlled wineador to the Aristocrat that's at ambient room temperature, I'm sending all of my smokes through the freezer. All incoming smokes will be frozen from now on, also. I'm not taking any chances with beetles.

afranco
08-16-2016, 01:35 PM
Congrats James ! Looks great, I may have to get one myself !

afranco
08-16-2016, 01:43 PM
How much bigger is the Aristocrat than the wineador ? More cigar room ? Thanks

markem
08-16-2016, 02:15 PM
Very nice! It's a piece a heirloom furniture and does its job amazingly.

Porch Dweller
08-16-2016, 02:43 PM
How much bigger is the Aristocrat than the wineador ? More cigar room ? Thanks

Oh yes, MUCH more room. My wineador is an 18-bottle model and I currently have 11 boxes + two cedar tray drawers in it. The 11 boxes are packed in just about as tightly as can be. In the Aristocrat I'll probably have triple the space for boxes even with the space taken up by the Set & Forget humidifier, as well as drawer space for around 300 sticks.

heyferg
08-16-2016, 02:45 PM
Looks fabulous. Congrats.

Hang on to the wineador. You'll be able to fill up both the Aristocrat and the wineador before you know it! :tu

Porch Dweller
08-16-2016, 03:04 PM
Looks fabulous. Congrats.

Hang on to the wineador. You'll be able to fill up both the Aristocrat and the wineador before you know it! :tu

I'm probably going to do something crazy with it like actually put some wine in it. :D Or see if I can fit a small fermenter in it and use it when brewing beer to keep the temps nice and stable.

longknocker
08-16-2016, 03:11 PM
Looks Beautiful, Brother!:tu

WhiteMamba
08-16-2016, 03:41 PM
looks great brother!

AdamJoshua
08-16-2016, 07:38 PM
Looks great and congrats, James :tu

CigarNut
08-16-2016, 08:36 PM
Very cool, James!

yourchoice
08-16-2016, 08:51 PM
In the Aristocrat I'll probably have triple the space for boxes

So what you're saying is you have a humidor 2/3rds empty? I keed, I keed. :r

Looks great, Congrats!

jdakine
08-16-2016, 11:23 PM
Looks great, congrats!!!!!

HabanosBob
08-16-2016, 11:50 PM
Sweet !! -(P

Don Fernando
08-17-2016, 04:47 AM
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And for you bastages that are gleefully rubbing their hands together, no, that is technically not an empty humidor :D. I have a packed-to-the-gills wineador that will be emptied and put into the Aristocrat after I give it five days or so to acclimate.



So what you are saying is that you have an empty wineador?

jonumberone
08-17-2016, 05:37 AM
Sweet! It will bring you a lifetime of happiness.

irratebass
08-17-2016, 06:57 AM
Looks great! :xxx

Porch Dweller
08-17-2016, 07:59 AM
So what you're saying is you have a humidor 2/3rds empty? I keed, I keed. :r

Looks great, Congrats!

So what you are saying is that you have an empty wineador?


https://youtu.be/31g0YE61PLQ

:D :D :D