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Project by pinkfish posted 07-20-2010 06:30 PM 2215 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The thumbnail doesn’t show this one well… It is a galileo thermometer with some extra bits in it. I made it with cocobolo and maple. I cut the dovetail joins by hand using a hand saw, my first attempt at this. It worked out ok. The back looks a bit more sketchy.

I like the cocobolo though, lovely wood. I discovered it was really hard to put anything more than a wax finish on, I ended up just buffing it on my buffing wheel. The tung oil just wiped off because it was so oily.





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#1 posted 07-20-2010 06:44 PM

I Like It!!

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 06:53 PM

What a great looking piece and quite functional.

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 11:41 PM

looks great, where did you get the components….???

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 02:49 AM

You’ve made a nice design here : ) Any chance of getting some pictures in natural sunlight to let that Cocobolo come to life ?
I wonder why they didn’t fill the Galileo thermometer completely ? Where did you get the gauges from ? They look like the ones that I’ve purchased from Woodcraft in the past.
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#5 posted 07-21-2010 06:26 AM

I bought the kit from Woodcraft, just as Dusty56 guessed :) It came with the middle bit and 3 of the gauges. I bought the one that looks different separately, because I didn’t match the gold backed bit correctly.

It does look really great in the natural light. I will have another go at photographing with the light box.

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 12:11 PM

Looking forward to the new pictures : )

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