It might not be very portable, but it is absolutely beautiful!

Are digital clocks too pedestrian for your tastes? How about a wooden clock that literally writes the time every minute?

Created as a final graduation project by Kango Suzuki, a 22-year-old university student at the Tohoku University of Art and Design, the clock is composed of 407 wooden pieces. That’s about 406 more than we could handle putting together.

Kango has apparently spent half a year building the clock — a process that apparently took a very real toll on his hands. At one point, the student tweeted that he could no longer get finger print recognition to work! Based on all the pieces and the various ways they fit together, we can believe he nearly worked his fingers to the bone.

▼ “Analog programming”

According to an interview with Kango earlier this week, the device isn’t even completely finished yet! He says it will take another week or two before he’ll be completely done.

▼ A photo taken last month of the clock mid-construction

We imagine Kango won’t have any trouble finding a job after graduation, though we also wouldn’t be surprised if he found a way to start mass-producing wooden clocks and selling them. We’d certainly get in line to buy one!

Sources: Naver Matome, With NewsTwitter/@BellTreeNursing
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