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Fireplace bellows with inlaid letters.

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Project by Jim Finn posted 09-25-2016 08:17 PM 342 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the past 30+ years I have made over fifty fireplace bellows. This is how I got started in woodworking. At first I carved images into the bellows front and then moved to using tooled leather images and finally a few years ago I started doing inlay on them. I do not make many any more because there is not much of a market for them, These are decorative and functional fireplace bellows made of cedar, in this case, with maple inlay..It measures 15” end to end. The brass nozzle is made using a 30-30 shell. I turn the whole bellows in a lathe to form the handle and the nozzle ends. I purchase the leather used in this at Tandy. This bellows was made to order.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 09-25-2016 09:37 PM

Really nice. Looks like it would be a fun build.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-25-2016 11:28 PM

SWEET BELLOWS, JIM

JIM

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

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jkn09

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#3 posted 09-26-2016 02:04 PM

Whoop! Looks great.

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MTMan2

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#4 posted 09-26-2016 06:41 PM

I know there isn’t much market for them, but it might make a cool “how-to” blog if you have the time. Or is there another resource already out there?

-- - The most recognized name in all of recorded history was worn by a woodworker.

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#5 posted 09-27-2016 05:22 PM

Very handy grill accessory. Inlay looks fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Finn

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#6 posted 09-28-2016 11:14 AM



I know there isn t much market for them, but it might make a cool “how-to” blog if you have the time. Or is there another resource already out there?

- MTMan2

OK, I have now posted a blog explaining the process to make this bellows. Photos and drawings included.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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