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Project by Thinman posted 07-20-2011 10:45 PM 1444 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, I unabashedly stole this design from a fellow Lumberjock! Thanks Ryan!!
It is constructed of Juniper and spalted Alder.
It is finished with three coats of wipe on poly and a coat of renaissance wax.

-- Jeff





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will delaney

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 11:02 PM

That came out great Thinman. I like the design and choice of woods. I didn’t see Ryan’s and think i will steal the idea from you.

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stitchnequilts

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 11:11 PM

Much nicer than the one I bought from Wally World!

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 11:13 PM

The Spalting looks great …is that the natural color of Juniper ?
Thanks : )

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

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Hallmark

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 11:23 PM

Looks really nice front and back. Where did the gauges come from?

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Thinman

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 12:14 AM

Dusty, that is juniper in all its glory. No color added.
Hallmark, the gauges are just cheapies from the local hardware store.

-- Jeff

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 12:23 AM

Very nice project. May I ask where you found the gauges… and their diameter ? They look nicely larger than what I am used to seeing.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Tim Kindrick

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 12:33 AM

That spalted alder is fabulous!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 07-21-2011 12:41 AM

Thanks for the feedback on the Juniper…I’ve never had a chance to work with it (yet).
How do your gauges compare to these from WoodCraft ?
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/9902

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

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Thinman

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#9 posted 07-21-2011 02:00 AM

David and Dusty, The gauges are pretty much bottom shelf cheapies that have been laying around here forever. They fit a 2 1/4 inch hole. The gauges Dusty used in his weatherstations appear to be of a much higher quality. Those weatherstations are fabulous by the way. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/9902

-- Jeff

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 07-21-2011 04:29 AM

Thank you very much for the compliment, T-man : )
This is the kit that I bought from WoodCraft :
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2020411/22112/Highlander-Weather-Station-Plan-and-Components.aspx
I just supplied my own woods and made my own profiles because I think the basic “ogee” bit style is kind of boring. The plans that come with the kit are very well done.
The Galileo thermometer really catches your eye on a sunny day : )

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

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