Past sundial projects and a little detail. If something catches your eye, or if you think I'm the right person to help you with more ideas for a personalized sundial, send a message and start a conversation.
A basic clock for the summer, but will last for a hundred winters. White concrete slab 20" x 18" with acid stain marking and ground relief around each mark or letter. Mounted on rotating concrete wedges to compensate for the roof pitch, the fluorescent pink gnomon glows in the sun. The lady of the house wanted no math in her time-telling for summer garden work. So no EOT.
Was still working out techniques here, so the concrete and acid stain dial face gets a head start in looking ancient. But this dial will last longer than the house. The Southeastern exposure works best for the early bird.
Reflection and Vertical (shadow) sundials have places they work best, and when the best place for a sundial is where neither gives you the time range you want, a dial with both kinds, like this one, gives you the best of both worlds. This dial is stucco on architectural foam so it shows just like a wall-mounted dial would look painted on to your house, or if built separately and installed. The p
This is one of the basic models of the Bling Your Style Dial. Paint on an aluminum base makes it light and easy to mount yourself. Be as fancy, complex, or simple as you like. Click on the image to link to the options available page for this family of vertical sundials
An Amerian rarity: both cars fit in the garage. This Analemmatic sundial was a fun covid lockdown project for the neighborhood. Great circle navigation directions around the rim point to historic and ancient sundials around the world. Has a QR code to take you to a website for explanations, links, and story of the sundial. Click on the photo to visit it.
A polar sundial where the hour lines are color-coded for the reflectances of the 18 mirrors in the dial furniture. The plinth is a reworked birdbath, the gnomon a brass kickplate. These mirrors are the basis for the reflection sundial in the next photo. Made in 2012
A beautiful and interesting sundial will have you watching it just to see the shadows and light slink silently before you
Designed to be easy to modify and embellish as you like
4 sundials in one for maximum time coverage