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Project by Blackie_ posted 05-08-2016 02:01 PM 861 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stepping out of my box building comfort zone. :)

A new customer out of California had found me here in Texas by my business page on facebook and had inquired about making him a bell stand, he mentioned that he was having a difficult time finding any woodworkers in his area to build this for him. So I was glad to help him out.

I had never made one before and after google searching gathering ideas I ran across Woodshaver’s in which gave me some general ideas on my build. I used mortise and tenon joinery along with dowels for the angle bracing.

Everything was transpired via email which included measurements, drawings along with pictures of the bell. With the measurements the customer gave me this is what I came up with on my design, the wood used for this project was Mahogany.

Once it was complete and in the customers hands he responded to me on facebook letting me know that it worked out perfect and showed me a picture of the bell sitting in the stand in the last picture of the project.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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kiefer

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#1 posted 05-08-2016 02:17 PM

Nice .
Perfect stand for the bell and Tony should be happy that you used his as inspiration and gave him credit .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 05-08-2016 02:29 PM

Nice that everything went as planed Randy. The mount looks to be the perfect size for the bell. Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 05-08-2016 03:00 PM

Thanks Kiefer and Tony

The inside measurements were 16” across between the uprights and 11” from the bell rest to the base.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#4 posted 05-08-2016 03:11 PM

Very impressive. Looks made to fit. The mahogany really works well with the bell.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-08-2016 03:20 PM

Excellent, Randy. That is one strong stand!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-08-2016 04:10 PM

Great job buddy!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 05-08-2016 07:34 PM

Randy,

You have arrived!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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bosum3919

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#8 posted 05-08-2016 07:36 PM

Very impressive. I will bet this will make a great stand for the soft tail or the fat boy!!!! :)

-- Bob

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Tooch

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#9 posted 05-08-2016 09:56 PM

Looks great Randy, the finished product is perfect for that bell.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 05-09-2016 10:51 AM

Thanks again everyone, I was relieved once I head from the customer and saw the bell sitting in the stand. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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littlecope

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#11 posted 05-09-2016 03:31 PM

Fine Work Randy, especially with the Bell and ‘Swing’ sight-unseen!

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

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 05-10-2016 03:31 AM

Congratulations on top 3!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 05-11-2016 02:02 PM

That is fantastic Randy. “Let Freedom Ring”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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