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    Wooden Horizontal Sundial

    You guys are not gonna believe this, but I actually made something. A wooden sundial.

    Base is Mahogany (22" across) and gnomon (the angled piece sticking up) is Purpleheart and is cut the angle of my latitude (approx 50 deg.) The letters are vinyl that I got a sign place to cut for me (cheap). It's unfinished for the moment....not sure what to finish it with (or whether I need to). I cut a little tenon under the gnomon and used a little stub mortise to keep that awkward piece from going anywhere. It's for an upcoming magazine article. A little beginner project. As in, if I can do it, anyone can do it.

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    Very cool!

    Do you plan to include an Equation of Time chart with each copy sold? (Just kidding; it doesn't sound like you're planning to make sundials for sale. )

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    I like it. Good to see that you're getting some shop time.
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    I like it too. Cool things for the garden.

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    Interesting project, Cynthia. Well done!
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    Pretty cool Cynthia
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    Very nice. Which magazine is the article for?
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    How coooool is that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Very nice. Which magazine is the article for?
    Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement
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    That's great. Let me know the issue numbers that you were published in.
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