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Project by Bob posted 10-17-2008 10:20 PM 1173 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Galileo Thermometer is a unigue cylinder filled with coloful spheres that float. They meesure the correct temperature based on a fascinating scientific principal. In a Galileo Thermometer, the lowest floating sphere in the upper part of the cylinder tells the correct temperature.
To look at a Galileo Thermometer in this eye-catching handcragted Minnesota hardwood stand is to behold not only an instrument that tells the precise tempature, but also a work of beauty and art.

-- "How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatos, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"





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lew

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#1 posted 10-17-2008 11:17 PM

NEAT!!!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 11:42 PM

Nice! I was going to get the hourglass in the Rockler catalog. This would be a great companion piece. Where did you get it?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 10-18-2008 12:48 PM

Very unique, & interesting!

It must work similar to those old battery hydrometers

Welcome to Lumberjocks, from a fellow Minnesotan.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob

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#4 posted 10-18-2008 03:01 PM

Hi You Two: Thanks for viewing the project & the welcome.
The Galileo works on the same principle.
Barbara my wife of 43 years & two grandchildren live on lake Ida just north of Alexandria. Barbara & I have lived on the lake for 27 years, we moved here from St. Paul. Emally 16 & Devon 13 came to live with us after there mother past away 3 years ago. They are great children plus they both enjoy being in the shop with Gramps & thier pup Buster (who joined our family in April this year).

-- "How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatos, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 10-18-2008 08:48 PM

Thank you, Bob!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 10-19-2008 11:11 PM

Thanks for sharing Bob. Very interesting piece of equipment.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 10-20-2008 02:56 AM

Bob, Welcome to LumberJocks. A very nice way to display this piece. We have one of these as my wife has always loved them and finally got one a few years ago as Christmas gift. I never thought about adding the stand to it. Though I might now, certainly might help to protect it some.

CtL

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