Hourglass - The selection of hourglasses in our collection includes a variety of standard running times from 30 seconds up to 4 hours as well as custom filled.


The hourglass cases are handmade in the U.S.A. by Tom Young using domestic and exotic solid hardwoods that he selects personally.


The collection of hourglasses designed and handmade by Tom Young includes hand polished natural solid hardwood cases - walnut, cherry, maple, padauk and others - as short as 3" and as tall as 28".


Why call it an hourglass?

Hourglass is the term commonly used to describe a sand timer, a sand clock, a sand glass and even an egg timer. Although they are called hourglasses, the amount of time that it takes for the sand to run from one bulb to the other through the neck or orifice of an hourglass is not necessarily exactly one hour. The running times of our standard hourglasses start at 30 seconds and go up to 4 hours. In addition to that we do custom running times by special order.


There is an hourglass in Japan said to be the world's largest. It is located in the Nima Sand Museum and it runs for an entire year. It is called an hourglass, a one year sand clock as well as a sand calendar and contains one ton of sand.



This handcrafted hardwood case was designed and made in the USA by Tom Young.

The colors that you see are natural to the individual woods. The darker wood is Padauk. The lighter colored wood is Cherry.

The 28 inch tall hourglass case is hand finished with a clear sealer and polished to bring out the beauty of the wood.

The running time of this hourglasss is approximately 4 hours



I just wanted to thank you for the work you did on the hourglass. My wife thought it was the best gift she ever recieved...Definately a hit...Thanks again for all your work.
It rocked.....Have a great year.


He absolutely loved his hourglass! I love it. I saved some sand for myself as well as sand from other trips. I will be in touch. Thank you!


Dear Tom,
At about 3:30 PM today the hourglass was delivered in The Netherlands. It came in perfect condition and is very beautiful. As you had said several weeks ago, we would make the 4th, and we have.
Thanks again,


Hi Tom,
I just wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my hourglass! It is more beautiful than I thought it would be.......................Thanks again for making Our First Valentine's Day
as husband and wife really special!
Thank you,


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