Here’s my take on Clayton Boyer’s clever design for a perpetual wooden calendar. Mine is customized with a Nordic theme, with the Old Norse days, months, and seasons included on the main wheel (with the sun in the middle).
Clayton’s design (www.lisaboyer.com) is pretty smart - It can “count” the correct days of the month, it knows if it’s a leap year, it has a lunar feature (bound in leather) showing you the current phase of the moon, and it will advance with a simple throwing of the main lever every day. I added an obligatory dragon pointing to the current month.
The piece also has several counterweights, made from red granite quarried near my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin (provided by Appleton Marble & Granite Works)
Everything for the calendar was made right in my home studio on the Glowforge, except for the birch plywood frame and the main lever (both made by Another Turn Woodworks). A true labor of love, and what I hope will be a lifelong daily ritual marking the turning of time.