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by Storm on March 21, 2004 03:49 AM
I went out today and bought myself a really cool cement pillar to display my sundial on in the garden. Anyone know what to use to adhere the two together?? The sundial is a metal and the pillar is cement.

And this is a REALLY dumb question but I assume the dial needs to face north right? I've never had one so who knew? [dunno]
by Storm on March 21, 2004 03:53 AM
Here's one for you.....

Why did the idiot have his sundial floodlit?
So he could tell the time at night!

BWHahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
[Big Grin]
by weezie13 on March 21, 2004 03:58 AM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

[thumb] [thumb] [thumb]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by weezie13 on March 21, 2004 04:00 AM
That was good Storm!!

You know, I too wondered about which way
to face the sundial, I have a tiny frog one,
and thought the same!
Thanks for asking, I hope someone knows!! [teacher]
Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by write2rellie on March 21, 2004 04:17 AM
by Storm on March 21, 2004 05:57 AM
Thank you Write2....very informative. I will run out there tomorrow and put my stick in the ground. LOL....I am on a quest to find "True North".
by Storm on March 21, 2004 05:59 AM
So...do we have any great carpenter's out there? What can I use to stick my sundial on it's pillar?
by weezie13 on March 21, 2004 06:10 AM
Storm,
I have just a little one
but I put mine on top of a old bottom of
pedestal bird bath that the bird bath part
got broken???

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Storm on March 21, 2004 06:37 AM
I am just afraid of the wind picking it up or someone leaning on it and possibly getting hurt somehow. Maybe some kind of epoxy that is used for swimming pools or boats would work. I will have to look into that.

I love your frog idea on your sundial. I take it you love frogs? I put one on the side of my birdbath last year. The birds just ignored him...well...actually they did more than that but you all have imaginations. Let's just say my froggy is spotty now [Wink]
by weezie13 on March 21, 2004 06:47 AM
[Big Grin]

Yeah, I love frogs, I have some fellow
frog lovers here too, Jillie and Lynne are too!!
They're so much fun!!!

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Jillie on March 21, 2004 02:31 PM
[wayey] [wayey]
[Big Grin]

Yup... Frog sundial here, too [thumb]

I never knew you had to do the pointy-thingy with true north!

I just looked at my watch and made sure the shadow matched the time...... [Confused] [Confused]

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by Jiffymouse on March 21, 2004 04:51 PM
hey jillie, that's how i had planned to set mine!!
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Confused] [Confused]
by plants 'n pots on March 21, 2004 04:55 PM
You all are soooo funny!

I don't have a sundial, but there is a huge, elaborate one outside of our local library - it's fairly new - they put it there when they built the library about 5 years ago.
I'll try to take a picture of it soon and post it here. [flower]

Storm ~ there is a glue called E 6000 that comes in a grayish tube and I swear by it!!! [thumb] I have used it for all sorts of things, and it's held up really well on things that I've had outside year round. It's a one part clear glue that I find here in craft stores like A.C. Moore, Michael's, etc. Last time I checked Home Depot had never heard of it - oh, well... their loss... [dunno]

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by write2rellie on March 21, 2004 06:32 PM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] I have to admit, the idea of looking at your watch to match the time NEVER occured to me, but seems much simpler since most of already own one! Raise your hand if you own a compass AND know how to use one? not me... [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

my daughter is looking over my shoulder saying, "do the angel, do the angel..." so for Lesleigh, here goes:
[angel] [angel] [angel]

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by weezie13 on March 21, 2004 06:38 PM
Rellie,
My wee~one [Cool] loves to stand
here and look at those gremalins!!!
And he HAS TO IMATATE EACH ONE TO ME......
He goes and shakes his head, [Frown] he's mad, [Mad]
and he shakes his finger and he says, NO, NO, NO! [tongue]
Or he's HAP~PEEEEEEEEEEE [grin]
or he'll turn and "try" to wink at me, [Wink]
or he flutters his eyes [Smile] at the one there on the
top right,
His favorite one is the waving one, HI~HI [wayey]
It's a blast, I love watching him doing them.
It's soooooooooo cute!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by write2rellie on March 21, 2004 06:42 PM
LOL Weezie, how cute! [clappy] How old is he?

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by rue anemone on March 21, 2004 08:48 PM
Liquid nails works good and is carrid by Lowe`s.

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by Storm on March 26, 2004 04:10 AM
Thanks for all your help with this.

Well, I gotta be honest here.....I can't wear a watch (alergic) so I bought a sundial.

I just can't figure out how to get it in my purse.

[Big Grin]
by Jillie on March 26, 2004 03:07 PM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [thumb]

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