How It's Made: Hourglasses [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 25th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/25/11
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