Parting Gifts 1

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Project by clieb91 posted 12-03-2010 05:21 AM 1214 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My manager recently retired and this is the weather station I made for him as his retirement gift. The piece of wood is one that we actually cut down at some point last year at the park. I forgot to take a picture of the back before I gave it to him but it is still very natural on the back and sides. I used a small cut off piece as a stabilizer leg, I also drilled some vent holes in the back for the instruments to work better. To cut this on the bandsaw I first gave my self a flat spot to work from using the jointer. Finish is just spray poly.
We have a laser engraver that we use for plant signs and other signage around the park. The plaque was made with that and then drilled for mounting. The quote came about as he is a fan of following the weather and has done some sailing in the past.

Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 06:59 AM

A really nice gift. did you have to apply finish inside the recess for the hygrometer? I suppose that the wood changes with humidity are so small compared to atmospheric it doesn’t affect the readings.
I like it, it will bring back fond memories of the former crew whenever he looks at it.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#2 posted 12-04-2010 05:06 AM

A great gift. One that will last for years to come.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 12-04-2010 08:29 AM

Hey Chris,
Nice thought and sweet job….well done.

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