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Project by newTim posted 1949 days ago 1267 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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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1949 days ago

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

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

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prez

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#2 posted 1949 days ago

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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newTim

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#3 posted 1949 days ago

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 1949 days ago

Nice work

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1949 days ago

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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newTim

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#6 posted 1949 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1949 days ago

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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