Finished the Noon Mark, aka Meridian dial. Pretty happy with how it looks - sort of a 2001: A Space Odyssey vibe going on.
Time is getting a little short until the Studio Tour so I simplified the nodus at bit. When the Studio Tour is done I'll revisit this and fancy it up a bit. Pretty happy with how the brazing went between the style and the nodus. Came out pretty clean.
Tomorrow the tower gets a black patina and then it'll be time to move on the next dial.
Finished what amounts to a plinth. The intent is to give the impression that the dial is simply rising from the earth. Lots of musty Moment of Inertia calculations to get an approximation for the size of the base. Feel happy with how it turned out. It's still a little wobbly but the issue is that the connection between the horizontal and vertical plates is a bit loose and that will be solved when the rivets are finally placed.
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.
the Mad tinker
Just an archive of projects as they progress. Nothing really to see here. Move along ...