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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« on: March 03, 2016, 10:18:18 pm »


The sand goes up!
Need to steampunk it though...if anyone has an idea...
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 10:37:34 pm »

I can understand doing it with liquids, but how did they manage it with sand? What materials did they use?
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 10:41:15 pm »

I can understand doing it with liquids, but how did they manage it with sand? What materials did they use?

I think they used plastic balls. That's what it looks like up close
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Hektor Plasm
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 06:45:33 pm »

It may be related to that 'magic sand' you can get that won't get wet in water.

I could be wrong...

HP
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 07:06:17 pm »

Yes I have an idea.  A metallic rim and a top like a large winding mechanism for a watch.  You may want the type of rim that you can pivot the central piece in.  The type used for two sided shaving or makeup mirrors are probably findable.  Also a chain with a malachite fob on it to match the green sand.
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Atterton
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 07:28:15 pm »

Hector: The hydrophobic sand wouldn't float. I saw a similar hourglass today, but I felt the movement wasn't sand-like enough.
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 08:04:51 pm »

Hector: The hydrophobic sand wouldn't float. I saw a similar hourglass today, but I felt the movement wasn't sand-like enough.

That's true... But from a distantie iTS pretty convincing and on pictures it Will be OK too.
Yes I have an idea.  A metallic rim and a top like a large winding mechanism for a watch.  You may want the type of rim that you can pivot the central piece in.  The type used for two sided shaving or makeup mirrors are probably findable.  Also a chain with a malachite fob on it to match the green sand.

My imagination gave up on me...OR my knowledge of the english language. Im not sure what you mean.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 08:16:15 pm »

A narrow edge in a metal of your choice. Have you seen makeup mirrors that have a magnifying side and a plain side that can be flipped over  to whichever one you want because it has a turning point at each side. The winding mechanism on the top of a pocket watch is also where the loop you hang the watch from is placed.  A fob is a weight for a watch chain, a lot are made to hold a stamp for a raised pattern in wax, the stamp itself is made of a semi precious stone such as malachite which is a rich green colour that would go well with the sand in your hourglass.

Is this any clearer?
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Hektor Plasm
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 11:10:38 pm »

Hector: The hydrophobic sand wouldn't float. I saw a similar hourglass today, but I felt the movement wasn't sand-like enough.

Indeed- the thought did cross my mind, but I haven't really had a good experiment with the stuff, so I just kept going.  Grin

But if they were coated with Cavorite...

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 03:28:29 am »

You could trim the edges with automotive door trim. Chrome and gold are common colors.
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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2016, 08:14:50 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, my. Where can I buy this?

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2016, 10:40:34 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, my. Where can I buy this?

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily

I bought it in the museum shop of the Louvre.
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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2016, 08:52:59 am »

Good morning ladies and gentlemen.
Thanks for the infors!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily

p.s. I found similar items here:
http://www.aliexpress.com/popular/diamond-hourglass.html
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/New-Arrive-reverse-flowing-liquid-hourglass_1732629862.html

Granted, the items are described as for kids, not time travellers.
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