The Secret is Out

Well after around 70 hours of work, taking into account damages & mistakes – then completely changing the materials used – my top secret project is complete.
Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the hourglass project.
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The glass was hand blown by a local artisan company, Young Glass in Bridge of Allan near Stirling. I am absolutely over the moon with the glass. Worth every ha’penny.
The majority of the wood used is Beech some of it with lovely spalting. The end pieces are burr elm I bought from my new favourite wood supplier, Scottish Wood in Fife.
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Scottish Wood have some vast chunks of elm, at very reasonable prices.
The hourglass is suspended in the middle by some threaded rod and some knobs which screw on/unscrew if I decide to dismantle it.
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You can see the spalting in the beech here. Some of it is really stunning.
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The glass is filled with tiny glass beads rather than sand. This gives the falling beads the look of cascading water.
This hourglass may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I am very happy with it.

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