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My 5 year old granddaughter Haleigh has shown interest in a sand timer we had in a board game, so I figured I'd make a real hourglass for her. After she damaged about three vertibrates in my neck and proclaimed "I Love It, I Love It, I Love It" I figured it was a hit.
 

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That is a cool project I keep meaning to do, and that price on the glass you linked is quite fair.
 

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Very cool.

I wonder if anyone knows where I might find ones with 3 to 5 minutes of sand instead of an hour? I'd like to make one, but can't really use a one-hour one (or even a 1/2 hour one).

Paul
 

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I've looked around for some 3 or 5 minute kits, and found a source for you:

http://www.hourglasses.com/html/just_glass.html

Hey, thank you very much. I didn't intend to put anyone to trouble doing my research for me, I just thought someone might know off the top of their head. I really appreciate you're looking into it for me, and what you found is obviously JUST what I was looking for.

Thanks again.

Paul
 

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You're welcome. You sparked my own curiosity. Did you look around on the website I posted? There are some amazing hourglasses on there. Some 24 hour ones, outdoor, intricate carvings and inlays on the spindles, pewter ones, etc.
 

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Great project - I look at the little girl holding the project and keep thinking that she is trying to get the sand to flow faster - so the hour will go by faster - my kids would of tried that years ago...
 
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