ideally you need to do these few things to get it basically right.
1. find YOUR position on the globe - all you need is the line of LATITUDE - something like 54 degrees
2. you need to make the vertical bit that sticks up at the same angle to the face of the sundial
3. set the sundial flat using a spirit level. so now you have the face 90 degrees to the sun at high noon [note high noon or when the sun is directly overhead is local time as its different as the sun moves across the sky]
4. the sticky up bit lol [well I don't know what its called!] - point that towards north using a compass.
you will have to work out the hours on the face - this is quite tricky.. I did this once with a book I found - works very well if you follow the instructions.
you may be able to find a ready made face pattern.
theres a calculation to marking them out on the face - not easy