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How It's Made: Hourglasses [Video]

Rare is the person, besides eccentric super villains, that rely on hourglasses for any true measurement of time. Regardless, there is still a small demand for them; read on to see how they are artfully created.

In the video below Marc Newson demonstrates his process for creating hour glasses from large cylinders of glass. It’s an interesting process that mixes elements of glass blowing, lathe turning, and a large dose of care and patience.

The Hourglass [Vimeo via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/25/11

Comments (1)

  1. Roi

    Pretty cool!

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