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Project by newTim posted 03-21-2009 10:54 PM 1368 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here’s the finished project (I need to update the blog). It stands about 14” and is made out of tiger maple with an ebony inlay. Two coats of GF Seal-A-Call, two GF Top Coats, and a wax finish. The magnets work great for holding the top in place, but thankfully they are out of range of the tags on the Galileo balloons. I like the overall design and will make some small changes. Look for the blog for details. http://lumberjocks.com/newTim/blog/7799

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 03:23 AM

Looks great and nice idea with the magnets. Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 04:45 AM

very cool!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 04-11-2009 09:30 PM

Tiger Maple is awesome : )

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

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#4 posted 04-11-2009 10:57 PM

Hi very nice could you explain to me the reason for the coloured glass article I cannot make it out too good sorry Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 04-11-2009 11:24 PM

The glass tube is a Galileo Thermometer. Each of the colored balloon-type vessels rise and fall depending on temperature. Each has a small tag indicating a different degree. The puple one is 64 and they progress in increments of 4 degrees. As the temp increases the balloons fall. You read the temp by the lowest of the top balloons. So when the purple (64) and green (68) fall to the bottom, the orange (72 degrees) becomes the lowest of the top group indicating a temp of around 72 degrees. These things are surprisingly sensitive to small changes in air temp.

There are more pictures at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/15935 where you can also see links to Dusty56’s weather stations with the same components.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#6 posted 09-17-2009 09:21 PM

where do you buy the components?

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/hotoffthelathe

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 06:14 AM

You can get the components (except the dial thermometer) as a kit from Klockit, Woodcraft, and I think Rockler. Just do search for the Highlander Weather Station. You can also buy some of the components separately from the same places.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 06:35 AM

Really beautiful.

-- Leonard H.

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