Weather Station

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Project by Joe posted 11-16-2009 02:34 AM 2423 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas present for a family member. It’s made from quarter sawn white oak and 4 coats of polly.

-- Senior Chief

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 05:35 AM

Very nice! The oak will age and get even more beautiful.

This will be a very nice and USEFUL gift. I have these weather instruments in my home. It’s actually kind of neat, as a tropical storm or hurricane is coming, to watch the barometric pressure drop like a rock.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 05:45 AM

very nice…wow…I never thought about that Tom…we dont have pressure changes like that…it would be interesting—-as long as you are in a safe spot of course…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 06:54 AM

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 08:11 AM

Nice job on this one : ) The quarter sawn flecks are awesome !
Here’s my versions using the same gauges from WoodCraft.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 09:46 AM

QSWO…qso the world.

-- Be safe.

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 04:07 PM

Thanks, and yes, I also used the clock kit from WC. Forty bucks is a little steep to me for the clock parts. I will try to find a cheaper place to find the parts.

I did not think about a venting hole. I am not sure it needs one. it is not 100% sealed. I will see how it does.

-- Senior Chief

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 06:20 PM

Really nice weather station….......sure is a giant step above those off the shelf pos(s). I’ve wanted one for many moons…..(weather guys in these parts don’t have a window in their weather guessing room) I feel a design session comin’ up.
Kudos to you. The recipient of this piece is a fortunate person.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 02:47 PM

Looks Great Joe, I just completed a similar one myself, without tall thermometer.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#9 posted 05-29-2010 10:14 AM

Hey Joe,
Sweet design and finish…well done.

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 08:43 PM


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#11 posted 04-11-2011 08:52 PM

EXCELLENT JOB!!!! Thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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