|Project by Jim Finn||posted 09-25-2016 08:17 PM||384 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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.
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