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Weather Station III & IV

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Project by newTim posted 04-22-2009 02:52 AM 1277 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some shots of Weather Stations III & IV. The one on the left is Mahagony/Ebony. The right is Jatoba/Ebony. In these versions the wings are 15 degrees inward and the tops and bottoms are symetrical. The middle space is 1 1/4” wide. Overall I think these dimensions are the most pleasing to the eye.

You can complete these in a day if you have the tools, and you can really go fast if you have already made the templates. Plenty of details in the two blog series: Weather Station I http://lumberjocks.com/newTim/blog/7799 and Weather Station III & IV http://lumberjocks.com/newTim/blog/8317. These projects gave me some much needed experience with designing and making templates, lots of drilling, and a chance to modify designs.

Oh yeah, one more thing. Feel free to copy or modify the design. I’d love to see pictures of your versions.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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#1 posted 04-22-2009 03:21 AM

You’ve really brought these to a new level ! I like experimenting from the basic plans as well . Nice figure in the Mahogany .

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 03:40 AM

ok…gotta make one of those!!! My son works on boats and I”m sure he’d love the “nautical” aspect of it. Stay tuned….for pictures! But not toooo soon.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 05:16 AM

Many thanks. I’d especially like to see different ways to do the top. The Highlander kit incorporates a larger (deeper?) top hole so the Galileo slips in from the outside and the top can be glued in place. I had thought about using hinges or a keyhole and pin to hold the top down. I also thought about a compartment where you could store a copy of the instructions or a spare battery for the clock.

Turn it over to the Lumberjocks and see all the creative options.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#4 posted 04-22-2009 06:24 AM

Nice work

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 06:36 AM

Look great. Where did you get the instruments?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-22-2009 06:40 AM

You can get a kit from Woodcraft. It comes with a barometer, hygrometer, clock, and Galileo. I bought the thermometer as a separate item. There are many places to get weather instruments. Just Google. You can get some real high-end stuff used in yachts and such. Klockit also sells some items.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#7 posted 04-22-2009 07:21 AM

Thanks. I have googled them but never saw what I was looking for, but then I didn’t spend much time on it either ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-22-2009 09:47 PM

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