Posts Tagged ‘Portable Ring Sundial

Very apt that on the sunniest day of the year here in Manchester, perhaps even of the last few years, glorious sun and blue sky without a cloud in the sky all day long, I finished my sundial…..well near enough to test it out. I first drilled and tapped the ring for the hanger It [...]

Well over a year ago, in fact probably a couple of years ago I had been shown some plans for Colin Thorne’s Portable Ring Sundial while visiting a local model engineer. He had nicely put together a spreadsheet showing the calculations to generate the graph and had passed this on to me. I`ve fancied building [...]


  • Steve Richardson: Pretty cool stuff! I work with some real talented machinists and they are gonna dig your website!
  • Mike: Hi.where did you purchase the plate from. Been looking for a good stockist. I love your idea and would like to make one for my boxford. Also, sorry
  • Don bath: Thanks for the reply,currently I am making the escape wheel arbour and back cock plate ready for the next phase of testing .Your comments regarding th

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