How an Hourglass Is Made

I’m a sucker for how stuff is made, so this is right up my alley. The precision required to make accurate 10 and 60-minute timers is pretty astounding. These are obviously high-end works of art, and I wonder how the cheapo ones you get in board games are made. Bet that’s an equally interesting process.

Anyway, enjoy.

The Hourglass from Ikepod on Vimeo (h/t Kottke)




  1. Thanks for sharing this. I too enjoy how things are created, to the dismay of my wife.

    Ben Jolley

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