Weekend Project This Project Will Not Only Be A Great Conversation Starter It Will Also Help Keep You On Time
Weekend project this project will not only be a great conversation starter it will also help keep you on time is post about Magazine bookmarked by alberto with ID 12576147868 was uploaded on 15-02-2019 and has been viewed 350,009 times.
Sundial Photos by Cynthia White Sundials have existed since about 3500 BC.There are several different types, and this easy weekend project is for a (Northern Hemisphere) horizontal sundial.I chose to make an octagon, although you could use any outer shape as long as you use a circle for laying out your clock face.
You can make it any size, but keep in mind the clock face is easier to read (and probably more accurate) if it's bigger.My octagon is 22" across at its widest point.You may need to laminate more than one board together to achieve that width, but I happened to find a piece of Mahogany that width at my local wood supply store so I grabbed it.
I want to warn the novices here that working with a 22" wide piece of wood is awkward at best.I used a circular saw to cut it to shape.You will need one other piece of wood for the 'gnomon' or 'shadow caster', the piece that sticks up off the board for indicating the time.
I chose a contrasting wood, purpleheart.Some of the woods generally recommended as being resistant to weather and bugs besides mahogany and purpleheart are white...