Tools for daytime polar alignment:
A magnetic compass with declination adjustment.
A 6-8-10" or more non ferrous (not magnetic) square/parallel edge wood, plastic, other, plank, (a square edge ruler works).
Phone with inclinometer app or other with one degree accuracy (or better).
Access to Google maps and magnetic declination data (app).
Bubble level (to set tripod and mount level)
Position mount pointing approximately north and level.
With suitable inclinometer adjust altitude to location latitude.
Using magnetic compass adjusted for location declination rotate mount to align.
You want to set the mount/OTA orientation towards approximate north. A compass is good for direction help. Even a phone app can roughly help although mostly unreliable for accurate polar alignment.
I use google maps location information to obtain latitude, the angle of mount elevation from the horizon. With map located a right or left mouse click on the point of interest brings up Lat/Lon information.
Some mounts/tech have built in GPS that can provide the same data.
Having this provides latitude in Hazelwood case to be about 39.8 degrees. The level mount is set to this latitude (angle) using whatever degree scale/indicator is provided and the 'up/down' adjuster. Another method (which I just passed on to a club member setting up their mount/scope) is to use the inclinometer app on a phone.
Set the app running phone on the mount saddle plate (or OTA tube top) roughly pointing as it would north towards Polaris. For a GEM mount the counterweight would be down and saddle 'rails' pointing towards Polaris shown in the "A German Equatorial Mount" image here.
Adjust the mount altitude 'adjuster' until the phone/inclinometer reads the latitude (angle) for your location, Hazelwood case 39.8. Remember the ground/horizontal is zero degrees.
I determine the azimuth setting (left/right adjuster) by first obtaining magnetic declination for the location desired using a map or on line app like this.
For Hazelwood it is -1 degree 49 minutes.
This value corrects compass headings to true north rather then magnetic north a compass 'needle' points to naturally. This is one description on how to apply the correction to a compass.
The compass adjusted for magnetic declination is used to set mount azimuth (left/right adjuster) so it points to true north, and Polaris. To do this locate a flat surface (plane) on the mount who's edge points towards Polaris. A mount surface perpendicular to the OTA (which is pointing towards Polaris/north) is straight forward to use.
Place the plank/ruler end on the mount surface making sure it is flat. Sticking out 90 degrees to one side with OTA North orientation is good.
Place the compass side/edge on the opposite end of the plank/ruler (end edge) away from the mount. This is done to extend the mount surface (parallel) and eliminate any magnetic interaction the mount may induce in the compass pointer. The compass would now be generally pointing towards Polaris, in line with the OTA also pointing towards Polaris
Rotate the mount azimuth (left/right or clock/counter clockwise) to align the compass pointer to the declination marker which has been set to declination offset. Hazleton is -1 degree 49'. Polaris should now be visible in a finder or wide angle EP, if it was dark out that is.
I use my 25+yo Silva Type 16 (now probably the Silva Ranger 2.0) compass for azimuth adjustment. An advantage is mine has square sides all four unlike the Ranger with one curved. The near 2" dial is relatively easy to set for declination and gets me close enough for quick Outreach set up and otherwise good enough 1st alignment for solar tracking.
Back yard practice is a good thing.