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Bell Mount for an old German Bell

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-19-2013 12:35 AM 2880 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bell mount I made for my son in law. The bell came from Germany and was given to him by a very special elderly lady friend that has since passed away. This bell will be a reminder of their friendship. .
The bell is 6” R X 6” H.
The stand is 12” L X 13.5H X 6.5 D
Sanding sealer and Lacquer finish.
I used a picture of a bell mount off the internet as a reference. (see photos)

I made this using Douglass Fir wood from an old door That my son in law gave me about a year ago.
More photos here >

Hear it ring!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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#1 posted 01-19-2013 01:02 AM

Great project. Pass on the memories.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 01:31 AM

Now that is slick, very nice

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 01:36 AM

Nice job…sweet you can hear it ring

-- Cosmicturner

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 02:20 AM

Thanks guys! I had no idea what I was doing! But it turned out ok!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 02:44 AM

Very attractive and unique project. I really like what you’ve done here.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 01-19-2013 02:49 AM

Nice work its perfect!

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

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 02:52 AM

Wow! That is nice work. I made a base for an 18” bell from a railroad steam engine, but it had the original cast iron framework. We just had to make a wide base with a top shaped like the boiler it came off of.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 02:55 AM

Thank everyone for your comments!

Wdwerker . Do you have a way I could see your work?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 03:03 AM

Cool project, thanks for sharing!

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#10 posted 01-19-2013 03:06 AM

WOW TONY
That is some nice timber framing you have done my friend and a very nice display for this special bell .

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 03:11 AM

Very nice.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#12 posted 01-19-2013 05:29 AM

I really like this , very well done and you have inspired me to finally build a mount for an 18” bell we have at work. Thank you for posting.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Roger

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#13 posted 01-19-2013 12:44 PM

Way kool Tony. That stand is really nice, and that bell sounds gr8

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 01-19-2013 02:20 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

prattman,
Glad I inspired you to give that 18” bell a home! I hope you post it here on LJ’s if you do make it. I would love to see it!
Thanks again everyone!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 01-19-2013 02:35 PM

I know that you must have enjoyed making that. It’s a wonderful conversation piece and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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