This unique design has only ten blocks the can be used to create any configuration of a calendar month.
Most perpetual calendars have small, thin tiles that you have to slide into place. My design has large blocks that you just rotate. There are several advantages to having few and larger blocks compared to thin titles:
- because the blocks are 1.25 x 1.25 x 7 inches so there no worry that you will lose a single block, with other perpetual calendars losing one pieces could make it useless.
- with the 1.25 x 1.25 inch blocks they will not warp or change shape, the thin titles can warp make it impossible to use them.
- with just ten blocks it takes less time each month to setup for change of month. No more hassle of sliding tiles that would get stuck.
- there are only ten pieces unlike the tiled calendars which can have 42 or more tiles, making them easy to lose. Tiled perpetual calendars often do not have integral storage.
Other features of the design:
There is s storage drawer to hold the two extra pieces that are not being used at that time.
Can be displayed on wall or a shelf.
Simple design - easy to build in a weekend - with a small amount of wood.
No exotic woods required - you can use any type of wood you choose.
Can be built by someone with a few basic woodworking skills. The design uses several identical parts and those parts all have square cuts. There are no complicated joints or miters that need to be perfect.
A perfect project for a beginner to expand their skills.
Plans are are available as immediate digital download (in PDF format), written in English and use American (empirical) measurements.