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dennis wake13/01/2013 21:14:04
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i have just been contacted today by the stafe of the trinkomalee asking me to do them a barometer for a costomer.it is to be made out of the timber of the ship. the costomer has distent grand father that served on the trinkomalee. i am now looking for a good quality barometer 130mm in size . has any one got any sites to look at. dennis

Simon Reeves14/01/2013 13:05:58
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Hi Dennis

Obvously you want something with a bit of "presence" for this, so you could try the ones from Nauticalia.

Simon

Oddjob14/01/2013 15:16:29
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Now there's quality for you Dennis. One of those justifies your efforts when mounted into something you have spent good time making - whether it be turned or otherwise. So often cheap clock and barometer inserts cheapen the wood they are mounted in. Go for it!

Richard

Derek Lane14/01/2013 16:55:25
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Whatever you go for Dennis I for one will know that you will do a great job. I look forward to the result

dennis wake14/01/2013 17:04:05
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hi all i have actualy given the customer the choys by giving her a few web sites to go on and let me know which one she likes and this is the one she likes **LINK** all i have to do now is order it and colect the wood from the ship. i will post photos of the finished barometer when done. dennis

Simon Reeves14/01/2013 18:05:07
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Hi Dennis

I know the customer is always right, but my only word of caution with some of the cheaper ones (can't speak for the one from Craft Supplies), is that they aren't too cheap and end up looking "plasticky". Having said that, the Nauticalia one is not exactly cheap (!!!!!!) but you do get what you pay for.

Look forward to the finished result - I know it will look good.

Simon

dennis wake15/01/2013 01:20:39
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her is a photo of what the customer wants me to reproducephoto0009.jpgi think the finished barometer will be about 12" in size. dennis

Oddjob15/01/2013 08:58:17
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The customer is always right of course but, for me, that is a rather old fashioned design. However, it should be fun to turn with all those "handles" to copy exactly. Good luck Dennis - looking forward to seeing your results.

Richard

dennis wake15/01/2013 15:00:10
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hi Richard the customer wants a copy of this as it is what here perants had and wants to put the 2 of them up in her hall way.dennis

gerald meager 129/05/2017 03:14:05
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Yandles sell barometer inserts

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