|Project by Jim Finn||posted 03-11-2012 01:09 AM||1577 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I have made about 50 of these functioning fireplace bellows. They are 16” long and have tooled leather inlayed into the top of them. After cutting to shape with my scroll saw, I turn the whole bellows in my lathe to get the round handles and nozzle ends. I use a 30-30 casing to make the brass nozzle. The hardest part of making these is putting the flexible leather between the top and bottom wooden sections. This flexible leather is glued and tacked in place. Fun to make and challenging to sell. I have made them of Pine, walnut, oak, cedar,cherry,chestnut and a few mystery woods I found in pallets.
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