One of the highlights of the NASS conference in St. Louis was the 3D printed Schmoyer Sunquest civil time dial rendered by Bob Kellogg and featured in the NASS Compendium. Following a video on his 3D printing process, NASS gave away 3 dials he had donated. That left a roomfujl of people wondering how they could get one!
Since that time, Bob has made a number of tweaks to the design - including provisions for a dial in the Southern hemisphere and adding a knob to move the gnomon precisely for the weeks around the solstice where the gnomon Equation of Time has been stretched
The Schmoyer Sunquest is a 3D printed 1/3 - scale plastic version (5 1/2" diam.) of Schmoyer's original design. It comes as a kit that is easily assembled and adjusted for your location with a Phillips-head screwdriver and about 5 minutes of your time. Full instructions are included.
So now it's time to make the dials gernerally available. We are happy to announce that you can now purchase the Schmoyer Sunquest from NASS (all profits will benefit NASS goals of education and fostering dialing projects and the art of gnomonics as a 501(3)c not for profit organization). Bob has volunteered to provide the society with a supply to meet the demand. But note that he can only print about 1 dial per day! - so get your order in.
Price: $35 US dollars each plus s/h
|Shipping/Handling (s/h) in:||US||$7 for 1-2 dials|
|Canada/Mexico||$25 for 1-2 dials|
|Elsewhere||$34 for 1-2 dials|
Please make your U.S. dollar denominated check (drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to NASS. Provide your mailing address information and send payment to:
Fred Sawyer, 27 Ninas Way, Manchester CT 06040 USA
All requests will be filled in the order in which payment is received. If you want a dial for the Southern hemisphere or the original "classic" Schmoyer Sunquest dial without adjustment knob, you must let us know at the time you order the dial.