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Project by anthm27 posted 12-02-2018 02:15 AM 404 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve actually had this project finished for a couple of years and have been meaning to get a small plaque made for it saying ”For Happy Hour Ring This Bell and Hour” Seems I never got around to getting the plaque made.

Anyways, The Bell is beautiful, Cast Iron (I think) with an authentic leather band (they told me it was hand made), I bought it at the top of Europe on the famous mountain top called Aiguille du Midi accessed from Chamonix France.

I needed someway of ringing the bell so I kind of came up with a canter leaver system which works well. Pull the chain and the bell moves up release and it rings. Built from Canadian Maple and Coated with some gloss Varnish.

Not sure how a bell like this would be hand made, I,d be interested to hear.
Thanks for reading, (its 5 o clock somewhere)

Anthony





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 12-02-2018 02:36 AM

Anthony, nice build and great idea

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 12-02-2018 03:05 AM

I love the mechanism on this bell GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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anthm27

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#3 posted 12-02-2018 03:19 AM



Anthony, nice build and great idea

- recycle1943

Cheers Dick, always good to get your comments.


I love the mechanism on this bell GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thank you GR8 , yes the canter leaver worked in the end, I had to experiment a bit with where to get the pivot point correct with the Bell weight verses chain pull tension type of thing.

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#4 posted 12-02-2018 04:01 AM

Great job Anthony. When is happy hour buddy?

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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anthm27

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#5 posted 12-02-2018 04:13 AM



Great job Anthony. When is happy hour buddy?

- Grumpy

Thanks Tony, and happy hour is any hour

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