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There are only 8 rings in the simplest incarnation of this unit, and it has a minimum AR of 6.6.
The rings used in this tutorial are:
.080" (2.0mm) bright aluminum
31/64" (12.3mm) mandrel diameter
.532" (13.5mm) inner diameter
AR of 6.7
Preclose six rings and preopen the other two.
Make two basic orbital connections off one open ring. This is also the start of Orbital Hex Cage.
Once you close this ring you now have a 3-ring long Orbital 2 in 1 Chain with 2 orbital rings between each connection point.
Orient the chain in this manner by pulling the two rings on the ends of the chain towards each other.
Using one of the remaining closed rings, create the first orbital connection but don't close the ring yet.
Add the last orbital connection using the final preclosed ring.
Once this ring is closed, you have completed an Hourglass Unit.
Depending on the AR used, you may choose to increase the number of rings on each end. Shown below are other versions.
Doubled at an AR of 6.7:
Tripled at an AR of 7.0:
Quadrupled at an AR of 7.5, with an AR of 7.1 for the centered pairs of brass rings:
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