Creative Woodworks & crafts 2000-11, страница 36
Pattern Located in Full Size Pattern Section No. 1!
designed by John Nelson sawn by Glenn Filgale of Guilford, Vermont
Wood: cherry—one piece 3/4" x 9-1/4" x 16-7/8" (for |
the plaque); Baltic birch plywood—one piece 1/8" x S
5-1/4" x 16" (for the backer) §
Tools: scroll saw with No. 2 and No, 5 skip-tooth |
blades; table saw (or similar); drill with small bits |
and a 2-3/8"-Dia. Forstner bit s
Temporary-bond spray adhesive §
Wood glue |
Sandpaper, assorted grits |
Clear oil finish of choice |
Picture hanger §
2-3/4"-Dia. clock movement £
2-3/4"-Dia. barometer \
2-3/4"-Dia. thermometer f
2-3/4"-Dia, hygrometer %
I don't want to date myself here, but as a kid living in northern Vermont, I have actually plowed behind a horse. Although this is not me pictured here, I can truly feel this plowman's pain. Plowing with a horse is definitely a job that offers a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day—if you're lucky enough to live through it! This scene offers an appealing setting for a weather station. Once you add the attractive weather instruments you will have a very impressive project - even if you have never experienced plowing behind a horse yourself.
Transfer the pattern to the wood with temporary-bond spray adhesive. Bore the 2-3/8"-Dia. holes to receive the clock movement, barometer, thermometer, and hygrometer as indicated. Drill all blade entry holes and cut along pattern lines. Remove pattern and sand as needed. Apply finish of choice according to manufacturer's instructions.
Cut the backer piece to size. Note: a table saw works well when cutting straight edges (see Fig. 1). Referring to the accompanying sidebar, paint the backer. When dry, glue it to the rear of the plaque (see the Exploded View Drawing). Insert the clock and weather instruments, attach the picture hanger, and enjoy!
1. Using a table saw make the straight will result in a much finished product
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