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Project by Dusty56 posted 09-16-2008 05:11 AM 2548 views 20 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After showing the weatherstaion that I made for my Dad to the good folks at WOODCRAFT in W.Springfield MA , the always friendly and helpful “T” asked me to make one for her as well…..How could I refuse ? She wasn’t sure which type of wood she would like , so I made three choices for her to pick from ….Cherry , Black Walnut and QSWOak…...It was my first project ever with QSWOak and I really liked the way it came out. All three were finished with WATERLOX original at the suggestion of Tom and Glenn…. It was easy to work with and I like the results. The gauge kits are $40 each and come with illustrated instructions , however they don’t say anything about venting the gauges to the atmosphere ( Barometer , Hygrometer ) , so i added my own “vent holes” to the backside and also set 2008 pennies into the backside to indicate the year made. I also modified the design and profile in hopes it would look better than the original design that comes in the kit. Your Comments and Opinions are welcome and appreciated : ) Have a wonderful day !....”T” decided on the QSWOak : )

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





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trifern

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#1 posted 09-16-2008 05:23 AM

Very cool projects. No need for the weather channel now unless you enjoy watching idiots stand in the middle of hurricanes to tell us it’s windy and raining. All three turned out nice. Thanks for sharing Dusty.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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lew

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#2 posted 09-16-2008 05:25 AM

Beautiful Work!!

My favorite would be the Walnut.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 09-16-2008 05:53 AM

thank you , Gentlemen : )

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

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Steelmum

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#4 posted 09-16-2008 01:09 PM

I like this a lot!! Especially the addition of the Galileo Thermometer.

-- Berta in NC

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 09-16-2008 07:44 PM

Hi Dusty;

These are very nicely done. I would have trouble choosing one.

Great job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 09-16-2008 08:34 PM

Great job, dig them, do you have a web site for where you got the float thermostat…?

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 09-16-2008 11:34 PM

Hello mcoyfrog …all four instruments come as part of a plans kit from WOODCRAFT…..I searched the web for hours to find just the Galileo thermometer with flat ends alone , and had no luck at all. They all seem to have tapered ends except for the WOODCRAFT units : (........ If you find a source , please let me know : )

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

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closetguy

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#8 posted 09-23-2008 02:46 AM

Those are beautiful! As a note, the Galileo thermometer with flat ends is also available from www.klockit.com for $15.99.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 09-23-2008 03:49 AM

Thank you closetguy for the compliment on my project. I checked out klockit and by the time I pay shipping charges and wait for it to arrive (hopefully unbroken) , I might as well go to my local WOODCRAFT store and for a few dollars more I will have all four gauges : ) Thank you for the lead to klockit anyway …have a great day : )

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

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CoolDavion

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#10 posted 09-23-2008 04:06 AM

They look great, the middle thermometer looks like it is reading a different temp then the other two.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 09-23-2008 05:17 AM

Actually the temperature is indicated by the lowest ball floating , so it is the same temp. . I had the middle one in the shade as I was setting up the picture and a few moments later all of the balls were at the same level. Thanks for commenting : )

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

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matt garcia

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#12 posted 12-30-2008 07:14 AM

Gorgeous, and functional!! Great job, Dusty!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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John Gray

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#13 posted 12-30-2008 07:28 AM

Very, very nice!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#14 posted 12-30-2008 01:04 PM

You did a good job on these. I’d be proud to have any one of them.

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#15 posted 12-06-2009 01:03 AM

Great Work!! Looks wonderful.

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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