Sorry for my unusually slow progress on these, they just typically find their way to the back burner behind more pressing projects.
Here's where I am at with these:
This is one of the ebony veneer humidors cut for hinges and cut on the back of the lip to allow it to open with the inset hinges. I'm using quadrant hinges which, typically the back of the hinges would stand proud about 1/4". However I dislike the feel of that so I have set them in and cut the back of the box.
This is everything needed prior to finishing, when they return I will cut to fit the spanish cedar bottom of the tray and edges. The reason why it has those two blocks is to set the depth of that back panel so that the humidifier and gauge can be attached for an invisible mount.
In the future I will no longer be using the Elie Bleu gauges since it's come to my attention that most smokers prefer to simply sit a digital gauge in the box, and many high end makers are leaving out the gauges.