Stand for small humidity gauge

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Project by ferstler posted 08-22-2009 04:05 PM 1602 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A buddy of mine gave me this humidity gauge several years ago and for most of that time it hung on the wall in my living room. However, I decided to make a display stand for it and I just happened to have some redwood left over from my college days. (Those were a LONG time ago and I had used the wood to make bookcases out of boards and bricks; redwood was still readily available back then.) The wood has been in storage for a long time and has been gradually used up, and all I had left was a small piece.

The construction of this item was obviously straightforward and I used a table saw and miter saw for the machine work. A bit of hand sanding smoothed things a bit. No stain was used and the coating was two coats of Minwax satin urethane. The table saw is a small Ryobi portable, but the miter saw is a 12-inch sliding Ridgid with a Freud fine-tooth crosscut blade.

I think the gauge is more accurate when sitting out on a shelf than it was when hanging on the inside of an exterior wall in our living room. The close-to-wall temperature can skew the relative humidity reading levels for the room somewhat.

Anyway, while this was a very simple job, it was about all I can feel comfortable doing at this time of year, because it is hot and humid outdoors and most of my work has to be done on a deck outside of my shop. Yep, many of my tools are on wheels and can be rolled out to that area with ease.

Howard Ferstler

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#1 posted 08-22-2009 05:02 PM

Looks good Howard well done

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#2 posted 08-22-2009 05:53 PM

Great ides to keep it on a desk or table.

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#3 posted 08-23-2009 03:53 AM

Nice looking gauge and a great stand : )

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