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Zebrawood Hourglass

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Project by JohnGreco posted 10-08-2010 09:47 PM 1214 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My most recent project, I made this Zebrawood hourglass with 3 spindles I designed and turned on the lathe. The hourglass is seated in the base with rubber grommets and was given enough space for the wood to expand/contract.

I finished it with 3 coats of tung oil buffed to a very high gloss. The interior edges of the bases were given an ogee profile, with the outer edges rounded over. It stands just under 9 1/2” tall and 5 1/4” across at the widest points.

As always, thanks for looking!

-- John





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TJ65

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#1 posted 10-08-2010 09:57 PM

Beautiful wood which certainly makes for an interesting piece.
Lovely

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 10:53 PM

Thanks, Theresa!

-- John

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 10:55 PM

Gorgeous work John! That zebra is wonderful!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 12:50 AM

Yea, page three in my projects. Doesn’t stand out too much.

Guess my edit took out all the stuff I wrote, lol. Well, I said, cool hour glass!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 01:10 AM

Thank you both!

Jack- Do you have any pictures of the hourglass? I didn’t see it in your projects, but would love to get a look at that.

-- John

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#6 posted 10-09-2010 04:07 AM

We don’t see many hourglasses any more. I guess most people have gone digital. Very striking use of zebrawood. Nice job.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 10-09-2010 03:12 PM

Thank you Robert :)

-- John

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#8 posted 10-09-2010 07:22 PM

Don’t agree with Robert, I DO have a triple hourglass lying around here =p
(and thinking about it, I might well revamp it now that John has led the way ;)

Thing is, these babies don’t chime when empty – maybe something to implement after all.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 10-11-2010 05:26 PM

Nice, I like it !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 10-15-2010 12:35 AM

Thanks!

-- John

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