My shop often felt like a Vegas casino — there’s lots of things going on there, there wasn’t a clock on the wall, and I tended to lose all track of time. But now my problem’s solved. I recently ran across a sweet garden clock that’s actually perfect for wood shop use. Why? It also displays temperature and humidity — important to anyone who’s ever applied stain.
And humidity and temperature are almost as important to woodworking as the tools you build with. Wood breathes differently in different weather conditions, and being able to semi-accurately call how the lumber is going to react is worth tons more than the $20 you have to shell out for this clock.
Also, it looks cool.