Wanted to try a bellow

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Project by Monty Queen posted 06-17-2010 07:48 AM 2095 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks, this is the first project i have completed since my suregery in May. I finished it and wanted to get it out. I saw a bellow on lumber jocks a couple weeks ago from Jim Finn and emailed him and he sent me some info on how to make one. So i decided to make one very similar to his. I wanted to incorporate a leather inlay with it. It is made of red oak, the wooden nozzel is made of mapel. The metal end is a 30-06 shell , black leather, and fancy lace from a craft store. Hope you like it. I think it turned out pretty good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 07:59 AM

Very nice Monty good job .

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 11:52 AM

Very nice bellow. I like the design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 11:55 AM

well done , monty .

looks real nice .

and welcome back to the shop !

-- 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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#4 posted 06-17-2010 02:01 PM

Very cool Monty. I especially like how you incorporated the deer. I may have to give one of these a shot some day. Hope mine comes out as well as yours.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 02:04 PM

You did a wonderful job on this. A great project for your return to the shop.

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 02:16 PM

great design. a nice job.

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

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#7 posted 06-17-2010 03:16 PM

I make and sell these locally, Where does yours suck in the air. Not through the nozzle right? That would be dangerous as far as fire is concerned. I have a great solution if anybody is interested. cheap and simple. I do like the deer touch, really adds character

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 04:16 PM

Getneds, You wanted to know where the air suck in at , i have a 3/4 inch hole in the back of the bellow, and i attached a piece of square shaped leather on the inside tacked down on all four sides. I added a picture(the last one) to show you what it looks like. Thanks everybody for all your comments.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 06-17-2010 05:00 PM

I need one of these for the Deer camp! Great job!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 06-17-2010 05:00 PM

Great job. I agree the leather inlay adds to the bellows.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 06-17-2010 05:47 PM

Very nicely done Monty. I like your idea with the shell casing spout.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-18-2010 02:56 AM

Nice job Monty

-- wchips

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#13 posted 06-18-2010 05:45 AM

Very cool , reminds Me of the one that Grandparents had !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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