Equatorial Sundial Project Byron Community College

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Equatorial Sundial Project

Equatorial Sundial Project

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

At last, a science project for grownups that’s challenging and fun! Inspired by ancient science, this precision engineering Equatorial Sundial project is made from luminous solid brass and timber. Fabricated primarily with hand tools, you’ll learn how to measure and mark accurately, cut safely and with precision, tap threads, drill, polish, bend metal, and much more!

All parts of the project are hand-made and assembled by you, including the cross bars, gnomon, pivot flange and brass pointers. By the end of the course your project will be ready to complement your garden or patio, bearing testament to handy new skills inspired from ancient knowledge, art and science. 

Nyree, your tutor, is an award-winning metal artisan with over 30 years in design and construction. She says, manual skills and basic engineering techniques are more important than ever as we future-proof our environment and ourselves. They can help us achieve greater independence and create a sense of accomplishment.

Prerequisites:

  • No previous metalworking experience necessary. 

What to bring and wear:

  • 1 x hammer (claw or ball and pien)
  • 1 x standard pair of pliers
  • 1 x #2 Philips head screwdriver
  • All other tools, materials and PPE are supplied, however, you may bring your own PPE if you prefer
  • Drinking water and, refreshments and own lunch (basic kitchen facilities available)
  • Leather work boots, preferably steel capped,
  • Long sleeved cotton "over shirt" (may get dirty)
  • Reading glasses, if you wear them

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!