Definitely overthought this- decided to go with a single 'spine' and I think the flow of the pedestal is maintained. The base will be bolted to the rock on the final iteration. Still need to rivet the spine to the swoop; the rivets will be roughly the same size as the bolts. Waiting on a special rivet header tool from a smith in Utah. Could make the header/bottom tool myself, but a fellow smith needs some work. Waiting on the tool and taking a break from this sundial and will go back to the digital equatorial.
Got the sundial tack welded together to determine if it was going to be stable enough. Look okay, but may change my mind tomorrow. The internal spine will be riveted to the 'swoop'. Thinking about how a second spine on the outside might look... always thinking. Maybe too much.
Almost finished with a double gnomon sundial. Made a jig for number stamps, engraved the 15/30/hour lines on the plate. Forged the dial to shape and tested. Works pretty cool. Extremely simple, perhaps a bit elegant in the simplicity. Laid out a sketch of the mount on the floor.
Customer finally decided on a font for the digital sundial. Not much different but certainly not as 'italic-y'
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