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As my name apply’s i am a woosdman. So i made a handheld wood sundial. Basicly you make a circle peice of wood and based on your longitude you make a triangle peice to shade the sun making it a sundial. then add a lanyard. Here is mine.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~



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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1422 days ago

Don’t you need a compass too? Neat idea though. Very cool. Do you really look like that? Kinda looks like my Uncle Hairy.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WoodsmanWoodworker

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#2 posted 1420 days ago

Yeah, you also carry a compass with you. Thanks for the comment

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1418 days ago

If you just carry a watch, it will tell you which way is north so you only need one device:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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learnin2do

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#4 posted 1411 days ago

what all does the woodsman entail doing or being? -it sounds like someone who could be corrupted playing on the internet.

-That is really cool; i want to learn how to make and use one.

-- christine

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WoodsmanWoodworker

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#5 posted 1411 days ago

Well i’m not sure what you mean, but i am an outdoorsman, always in the ” WOODS ” and doing things like camping and such. So i am the real deal. I am also studying wilderness survival. These are easy to make and you set them to your longitute and point them north and you have your time. First ones used i think were the Mayans. Thats what inspired me anyway.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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Moron

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#6 posted 1411 days ago

I have a sun dial at the dock

I really miss having the time to use it.

Sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1411 days ago

You know, this is really going to make me sound incredibly stupid- er… and I am howling to myself as I write this… but anyway, a few years ago I got a lovely cast sundial for my garden (of weeds) as a gift from a friend. So I plunked it out there in the yard – and my friends and I quickly ascertained that this sundial must be defective because it was telling the wrong time. We tried pointing it north etc.- so I said, well let’s just look at our watch and align the time shadow to the time on the watch. We did that- however we always thought the thing was defective. Until today I never knew that sundials had something to do with longitude. DUH
KP

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1410 days ago

About the best you can do is set it at noon and let it go where is will with the time. Accurate sundials are a very, very deep science ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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