“I still have the stick that started it all,” Doug Brouhard said.
Laidlaw turned to his favorite resource, the internet, and began building sundials with paper. There’s a trick to the angle for some types of dials, he said. They have to be aligned in just the right way for the latitude and the longitude where the dial is placed.
“I’ve been working on it a little bit here, a little bit there,” Laidlaw said.
It’s more satisfying, after all, to build it yourself, he said.
“Just dig in,” he advised anyone looking for a new hobby. “Just put in ‘How do I make,’ or put in ‘DIY,’ and dig in.”