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Standard Delivery is 3-5 days.

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Slate Sundial 
Slate Sundial  - Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups Slate Sundial  - Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups Slate Sundial  - Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups

Slate Sundial 

Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups

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Was: £23.00

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Slate Sundial 
Slate Sundial  - Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups Slate Sundial  - Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups Slate Sundial  - Garden sundial made from recycled plastic cups

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  • Description

    A slate sundial makes an unusual gift idea for someone in search of something unique.

    Elegant 16 hour sundial made from recycled plastic cups. To the untrained eye it looks like slate.There are two versions. One that can be fixed to a flat surface with the gnomon pointing north, and the other that can be fixed to a south facing wall.

    24.5 x 19cm

    Wandering how to align your unique gift idea so that it tells the right time?

    The pointy thing is called a gnomon and it is this that casts the shadow that enables you to tell the time. In the flat version it should point north (or south if you’re in the southern hemisphere) and in the wall lmounted version is should point down. It needs to do so fairly precisely for your sundial to be accurate.

    For the flat version, there are a couple of ways to ensure your gnomon points north:

    1. Use a compass. This is not very precise, but at least you don’t have to wait for a sunny day. You should bear in mind that the compass points to magnetic north, so if you want to be as accurate as possible you should make a correction for magnetic deviation. This varies according to where you are in the country. The best place to find out what this is for where you live is to use a local ordnance survey map.

    2. Mark a shadow at the exact time of local noon. The shadow must be cast by a true vertical object, such as a plumb line or a pole aligned vertically with a spirit level.
    Remember that the sun travels 15º westwards in one hour, and thus travels 1º westwards every four minutes. The time on your watch must be corrected for this. For example, at Lowestoft (which is the easternmost point of England at 1º45E), local noon is exactly 7 minutes earlier than noon in Greenwich. Penzance in the far West of England is at 5º33W, and local noon there is 22 minutes and 12 seconds later than at Greenwich.

  • Delivery

    We offer two types of delivery:

    • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
    • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

    For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

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  • Meet the Producer

    Dan Dicker

    Dan Dicker

    Beautiful, functional, environmental design

    In 2003 Dan left his job as a product designer at Dyson and moved to Cornwall to realise a long-held desire to set up a business, and live, a short walk from the beach. Ten years on he is a short drive, but getting there.

    Ashortwalk is now Dan's business, which has an ethos that good design goes beyond purely aesthetic appeal to create products that have an inherent functional benefit for people.

    Dan is committed to sourcing and developing innovative new materials aimed at saving our wonderful planet, but at the same time providing unique, clean, beautiful products that seek to improve both our home and global environment. Dan's sundial made from recycled plastic coffee cups is one such example.

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Description

A slate sundial makes an unusual gift idea for someone in search of something unique.

Elegant 16 hour sundial made from recycled plastic cups. To the untrained eye it looks like slate.There are two versions. One that can be fixed to a flat surface with the gnomon pointing north, and the other that can be fixed to a south facing wall.

24.5 x 19cm

Wandering how to align your unique gift idea so that it tells the right time?

The pointy thing is called a gnomon and it is this that casts the shadow that enables you to tell the time. In the flat version it should point north (or south if you’re in the southern hemisphere) and in the wall lmounted version is should point down. It needs to do so fairly precisely for your sundial to be accurate.

For the flat version, there are a couple of ways to ensure your gnomon points north:

1. Use a compass. This is not very precise, but at least you don’t have to wait for a sunny day. You should bear in mind that the compass points to magnetic north, so if you want to be as accurate as possible you should make a correction for magnetic deviation. This varies according to where you are in the country. The best place to find out what this is for where you live is to use a local ordnance survey map.

2. Mark a shadow at the exact time of local noon. The shadow must be cast by a true vertical object, such as a plumb line or a pole aligned vertically with a spirit level.
Remember that the sun travels 15º westwards in one hour, and thus travels 1º westwards every four minutes. The time on your watch must be corrected for this. For example, at Lowestoft (which is the easternmost point of England at 1º45E), local noon is exactly 7 minutes earlier than noon in Greenwich. Penzance in the far West of England is at 5º33W, and local noon there is 22 minutes and 12 seconds later than at Greenwich.

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Delivery

We offer two types of delivery:

  • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
  • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Meet the Producer

Dan Dicker

Dan Dicker

Beautiful, functional, environmental design

In 2003 Dan left his job as a product designer at Dyson and moved to Cornwall to realise a long-held desire to set up a business, and live, a short walk from the beach. Ten years on he is a short drive, but getting there.

Ashortwalk is now Dan's business, which has an ethos that good design goes beyond purely aesthetic appeal to create products that have an inherent functional benefit for people.

Dan is committed to sourcing and developing innovative new materials aimed at saving our wonderful planet, but at the same time providing unique, clean, beautiful products that seek to improve both our home and global environment. Dan's sundial made from recycled plastic coffee cups is one such example.

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