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    Super Member txdon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodamo View Post
    ... makes me look at the one I cut into our living room floor....
    Alright, I got a compass rose brother! Please post a picture of yours! (Don't think of it as puny, think smaller scale.)


    Thanks for the complements all. Yesterday, when my Mom came over for Thanksgiving dinner and I showed her the pictures, she said that it looked much better than it does in the pictures........wow, that was a complement!

    The sun has not come out since I finished so I have not found out how far I'm off of north according to the solar sun. I'll post a pic when I can get that shot.
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    Default Re: Circular paver driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post

    Ron, each other section will take about 3 weeks with minimal interruptions, or they will done one week after you get here. I'll start again after I get un-sore from all of yesterday's hand tamping.
    Will have to see how the weather is when we head south. If the weather is good we could get one of the bigger sections done before New Years. If weather is bad and we have to leave later. Then we may be able to get the small section in front of compass done. Or maybe wait until spring to stop and help with the final section.


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    The accuracy of the Compass Rose to the Sun

    November 24, 2012.
    The sun was out at noon and here are the results.
    The sun dial was a 5' level in the center of the rose held in place with a tripod.
    The picture with the shadow to the west of north was taken at 12 noon.
    The picture where the shadow falls on North was taken at 12:15 and 30 seconds (+-30 sec.). I guess this is solar noon at this latitude.
    Austin is 50-60 miles due west and solar noon there is 12:18, so I'm very close!

    Can anyone figure what my latitude is IF the compass rose is true north?
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    Default Re: Circular paver driveway

    I'd say you came pretty darn close!

    Yes, someone could figure out your latitude knowing the level is 5' long, it's solar noon, today's date, and the length of the shadow cast by the level.
    Eratosthenes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Solar noon is the only "noon" a sundial can accurately read. Solar noon is not a constant offset from clock noon, it varies seasonally.
    "Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end ..."
    When there is a huge solar energy spill, it is called a "nice day"!

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    Default Re: Circular paver driveway

    Now you can do all your trails!!!

    -154443_10151290734099711_1778430409_n-jpg

    Eddie

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    Default Re: Circular paver driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWalker View Post
    Now you can do all your trails!!!

    -154443_10151290734099711_1778430409_n-jpg

    Eddie
    Wow, that's crazy. Here's a vid

    tiger-stone - YouTube

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    Default Re: Circular paver driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWalker View Post
    Now you can do all your trails!!!

    Eddie
    I'm speechless!

    kiotiken, I kept waiting for a compass rose to come out of the machine next on the YouTube, but it never did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post
    I'm speechless!
    Heck! Teach Whipper to operate that machine and you can sit in the shade with cold lemonade.
    Jim


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    Default Re: Circular paver driveway

    Yesterday I placed the last paver on the drive to connect the circle. YEA!
    This coming week I will finish the last area that connects the drive to the front porch and put this thread to rest.
    (More pictures next week.)
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    The connecting sections to the front porch were initially going to be landscaped, but the first person to use that section of the drive last February stepped right in the hole. The two section below will be the last of this project. I have just enough pavers to finish it.
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