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Making a fireplace bellows

09-28-2016 11:09 AM by Jim Finn | 1 comment »

Instructions for making functioning and decorative fireplace bellows: Feb. 9, 2004 (Up-dated Sept. 2016) I have made well over sixty of these. I developed this process and pattern from a carved bellows I bought in Norway in 1984. The decorative inlay process is explained in another blog of mine. Wood can be any kind that you like to use. Needed is about 30 inches of 1×8. One half-inch thick wood will also work if you can find it. I have used Oak, Cedar, Pine, Walnut, Maple, Mahogany, Chesnutt and Apple. I have made well over fifty of these bellows over the past thirty years/Cut leather patterns from 3 oz leather being careful to get a finished edge because th...

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