Weather Station Finishing Touches

20130421-185527.jpgA few finishing touches and the weather station should be complete. First is to cut the holes for the instruments. Using a compass I drew three circles on the panels and then using my hand drill put a hole in each one to allow me to pass the blade from my saw. I then cut each circle out. I left the holes rough since they will be covered by the instruments.

The top and bottom have curved edges, These are done with a smoothing plane and are very quick. A little sandpaper to smooth the edges and they are complete. A few hours after glue up and clamping  and the project is all but done. A nice little project with many lessons. This like my last two projects will have to wait for warmer weather so that i can put a finish on them. Now what’s next on the list????




  1. April 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Looks awesome! Are you happy with how it turned out?

    • April 24, 2013 at 6:14 am

      I am happy with it but wish I had used a different wood. The silver dials would probably match a darker wood better. I think your thought of using a different wood on the front panel will give it an entirely different look and I look forward to it. The project is a great skill builder and I am please with how tight my dados turned out and everything squared nicely.

      Sent from my iPad

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