Mostly happy with how the Noon Dial came out - I probably should have cut the analemma a little wider but once it's done it's hard to go over it again. The plate is 183 cm tall, 40 cm wide and 6 mm thick. I'm still working on the best size for the nodus disk. The disk will be a copper etched (probably) circle. Next up is the chasing of the sun features under the treadle hammer and the design of a stand. The pictures are hazy because of fires just to the west of us.
Simple horizontal dial. Only even numbers are marked to avoid the appearance of overcrowding. Currently sitting on a plinth but will eventually just sit on a patio table or perch. Birthday present for a neighbor.
Moving the dials around for a show. As I moved the sundials around to different spots it reminded me of the TARDIS in Dr. Who: Time and Relative Dimension In Space
This one has been in my notebook since before the pandemic and then evolved over the past month or so. Many things learned, and a few minor changes I'd make if done again.
Anyway, finally done except for the patina. Decisions, decisions ...
... is worth more than a foot of jade.
A real Rube Goldberg set up to the the sundial ready for tacking.
Really close to finishing up this dial. Some initial sanding on the base before putting it all together. The bear was just a casual observer
Gave the leaves a bit of life with some localized torch work. Got the stems attached. Tomorrow is weld clean up up day before the stems are posted through the bottom plate and butt welded. Apologies for the cluttered COVID bench.
the Mad tinker
Just an archive of projects as they progress. Nothing really to see here. Move along ...