Make Garden Sundial
Cut and fold the printout according to directions printed on it.
Make garden sundial. Now turn the sundial so that the pencil points. You ll probably need a circular area that measures between 10 12 inches in diameter. Create a 4 foot square base for your sundial. You might want two copies so that you can work.
Use a crayon or marker for this. We placed cement pavers in a sunny part of the lawn image 1. Write the number 12 on the very edge of the plate. I printed out a large pattern using a free program called posterazor and then attached.
The tools required are very simple. Ensure your sundial is installed in a shadeless spot or some hours it won t cast a shadow. The roots keep it securely upright and the wood surface. If you have a stump or even an unwanted tree in your garden that you plan to cut anyway this makes an excellent place to mount a sundial.
Use a ruler to draw a. An exquisite and functional work of art the sphere is imprinted with roman numerals to measure time as the sun casts it s shadow throughout the day just as it did in ancient greece. You can simply set aside part of a sunny patio. Build a sundial for the yard or garden including making the sundial face preparing and placing the sundial post attaching the face and setting the time.
You can even make a sundial that uses your body to cast the time shadow and stones in the lawn for the hour markers at left. The greeks have used sundials to measure time since 100 b c. It can be mounted to stone a plinth a wooden stake you name it as long as it s sturdy and unmoveable. Everything started with figuring out the layout of the dial plate and where each of the.
Measuring tape and or yardstick both is better unstretchy string my driveway sundial needed about 22 feet of string something with a right angle e g a piece of paper a box a carpenter s square etc chalk i recommend ordinary board chalk for the initial drawing and then going over with. Creating the dial plate. Paint the pavers with cement paint if desired. How to make a sundial step 1.
This easy sundial is a great project for kids on a summer day. Take the sharpened pencil and. I m working on some fun kid friendly additions to our back flower garden which i ll share with you next week so we decided to put ours in this area. Reminiscent of classic greek mythology this atlas armillary sundial will demand attention whether placed in your home or garden.