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Heartwood Box Performance?

Hi folks, I have what I believe to be a few Heartwood snuff boxes.  They were gifted to me, and they each have a little heart burnt onto the bottom.  Anyway, I was seeing what you all know about how fresh these keep snuff.  I put some F&T Patchouli in one a couple of months ago, and haven't used it since.  I opened it up tonight to decant a new supply, expecting to dump out dusty snuff, and I found that the snuff seems to have retained most, if not all of its moisture.  It took on a woody scent, which I welcome with this groovy snuff.  

Is the seal on a Heartwood box really that good, or is something freaky going on here?  I was thinking maybe some moisture came from the wood or something...

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  • edited April 2016 PM
    I have a hand full of Heart boxes mine did not perform at first. Then I used pipe wax on them and since had no problems.
    1 Seals the wood so humidity has less effect swelling
    2 Lubes the slide for easy opening and closing and prevents premature wear 
    3 Creates a tighter seal to keep air out
    Tip: wax the underside of lid and inside of box 2x yearly. The outside either wax or spray clear finish to keep shiny.
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    It's not the having, it's the getting. Elizabeth Taylor

  • I have a Sharrow Mills box which pretty much saps moisture instantly. That tends to be my "table snuff" in the back bedroom office, as I don't 100% trust the lid in my pocket. I just use snuffs which I can still use when they've dried out somewhat.
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