I've never made a sundial, but thought it would be a good project for the front and back of house.  When we are sitting out, we never seem to have a clock or watch and the sun is soo bright that you can't read the smart phone.

I thought it would be nice to have a sundial in the front and maybe back of the house, so we can alway have an idea what time it is.

After doing some research and drawing up a design and constructing it out of paper, I realized that I could do it.  I made my prototypes to try out.  

To my chagrin, this year has been extremely cloudy.  I want to test the sundials out, over six hours, to make sure the lines are in the correct place for each hour.   There has not been a day where the sun has been out for the whole day.  Not even for a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon.  Making a sundial without the sun is frustrating.

The wood isn't finished yet, so leaving it out in the snow is not an option.  I will have to keep trying until the weather co-operates.  


After several attempts, there was a full day of sun and I was delighted that it kept perfect time.  The calculations for the placing of the numbers and related lines was perfect.