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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 1183 days ago 2210 reads 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I mention in my last weekly blog posting “The Hands of Masters” I had the pleasure of watching a structure come together over the past year. As I promised also I wanted to share with you all some of the pictures of this that were taken during the process of building it. While some handheld power tools and a chain saw were used to make things a little easier a large portion of this work was done by hand tools.











The carpenters worked through a very warm summer and the first part of September when the roofers came in to do their work. A very big thank you to Bob who dilegently took the above pictures and allowed me to use them.

The bell itself arrived in the beginning of May.


Thanks for looking and as I mentioned in my blog if you are ever in the Northern Virginia area stop by to take a look at this structure. You will not be disappointed.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 1183 days ago

Thats what im talking about, nice

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#2 posted 1183 days ago

Thanks Chris, for the story and the pictures…
Impressive and Fascinating work in every way!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

Some very impressive work. It would have been a blast to see these guys work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 1183 days ago

what a treat

thanks for showing

master craft at work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1183 days ago

very cool…very beautiful and impressive

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#6 posted 1183 days ago


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 1183 days ago

Beautiful! There’s a similar Korean Friendship Bell on the coast of San Pedro, CA.

-- The more things change, the more things remain the same.

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#8 posted 1183 days ago

Why am I reminded of playing with Lincoln Logs as a kid when I view this?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 1182 days ago

Fantastic creation with various talents at work. Must see it once in your life time.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 1182 days ago

Something like this is so interesting to me. I’m making it a favorite because I love seeing fine work like this. It makes me feel so good. Thanks

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 1178 days ago

So beautiful!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#12 posted 1176 days ago


-- Gritty Roots i can build anything as long as i have 2 things the internet and my father-in-law

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