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Forum topic by Rayne posted 07-05-2017 01:02 AM 1723 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rayne

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07-05-2017 01:02 AM

Good Evening fellow LJ’s, I’m on a hunt for a decent Clock with temperature and humidity indicators. There are so many out there and the one I like the most, in terms of aesthetics, is the Woodcraft one. It seems like it would have the most contrast to see, but I’m open to other suggestions to better ones, if they are out there. Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 07-05-2017 01:45 AM

Klockit.com should have what you need.

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#2 posted 07-05-2017 01:53 AM

I have just a battery operated 12” clock on the wall. Regarding temperature, I’m more interested in the temperature where I’m working than what it is on the wall, so I keep an inexpensive Thermapen Pop (ThermoPop) in my pencil cup on the bench. Press the button and within about 5 seconds it gives me an extremely accurate reading. It costs around $30 from ThermoWorks, a leading manufacturer of high-accuracy temperature sensors and meters.

Those humidity meters are notoriously inaccurate. They’ll tell you it’s more or less humid today than yesterday, but the actual number means nothing. Again, grab a digital hygrometer from someone like Xikar that are used in cigar humidors. Very accurate and cheap at around $20. If you have a cigar store nearby, they will sell them for sure.

Another option is an inexpensive weather station with a wireless remote sensor. It’ll be more accurate than a wall clock, but likely less accurate than the individual electronics.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 12:47 AM



Klockit.com should have what you need.

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- Madmark2

Thanks, but I’m not seeing any completed clock with both features. Am I missing something on the site?


I have just a battery operated 12” clock on the wall. Regarding temperature, I m more interested in the temperature where I m working than what it is on the wall, so I keep an inexpensive Thermapen Pop (ThermoPop) in my pencil cup on the bench. Press the button and within about 5 seconds it gives me an extremely accurate reading. It costs around $30 from ThermoWorks, a leading manufacturer of high-accuracy temperature sensors and meters.

Those humidity meters are notoriously inaccurate. They ll tell you it s more or less humid today than yesterday, but the actual number means nothing. Again, grab a digital hygrometer from someone like Xikar that are used in cigar humidors. Very accurate and cheap at around $20. If you have a cigar store nearby, they will sell them for sure.

Another option is an inexpensive weather station with a wireless remote sensor. It ll be more accurate than a wall clock, but likely less accurate than the individual electronics.

- RichTaylor

I like your thinking, but I’m also going to be the lazy one; especially right now because my shop has been a total mess for the past year due to various events or non-woodworking projects. Just want a 1-piece that I can hang in my garage to get an idea of what it’s like. It’s a 2-car garage, so any readings should be relatively accurate from anywhere in there. I’m guessing a all-in-one weather station may be my best bet from what you’re saying based on what’s being compromised versus accuracy, which is something I hadn’t thought of. I’ll look into that. Thanks!

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 12:58 AM

This may help. The Paul N. Gardner Company has been supplying scientific equipment to the finishing industry for decades.

https://www.gardco.com/pages/moisture_air_temp/we/weatherhygro_clock.cfm

-- Wuddoc

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 02:12 PM

I just have a small digital thermometer/humidity reader in my shop. It’s probably not accurate, but, at least it’s something. I’m saying anything would be better than nothing at all.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 07-11-2017 12:06 AM

Run a search on amazon for digital weather station. Then take your pick. Plenty to choose from.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 05:42 AM

I have the woodcraft clock in my garage shop. I bought it because I really liked the look of it and readability. I do look at the the thermometer and hygrometer dials, but don’t take them very seriously. The hygrometer is typically at 60 in my garage, how close or far from accurate that is, I don’t know, but the readings do change, so I just use 60 as a baseline.

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 12:02 PM

I’ve had this one for around two years and works well in my shop….............

La Crosse Clock

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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#9 posted 12-29-2017 03:54 AM

Slightly older post, but I finally broke down and bought a digital weather station you can actually see from anywhere in the shop. Took a while to find one that can be seen at almost any angle, but I finally found one, plus it has 3 outdoor sensors, so at least 2 will be put to good use. The only downside is that it runs on batteries, but I don’t mind that for what this can do. $65 with batteries included (10 batteries in all)

MARATHON BA030016 Atomic Weather Station with 3 Indoor/Outdoor Remote Sensors - Batteries Included

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