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Bell Mount for an old German Bell

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Project by woodshaver posted 552 days ago 1732 views 8 times favorited 24 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!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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hunter71

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#1 posted 552 days ago

Great project. Pass on the memories.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 552 days ago

Now that is slick, very nice

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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cosmicturner

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Nice job…sweet you can hear it ring

-- Cosmicturner

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 552 days ago

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

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 552 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#6 posted 552 days ago

Nice work its perfect!

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

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Wdwerker

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#7 posted 552 days ago

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

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#8 posted 552 days ago

Thank everyone for your comments!

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

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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USAFPOL

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#9 posted 552 days ago

Cool project, thanks for sharing!

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kiefer

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#10 posted 552 days ago

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

-- Kiefer 松

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#11 posted 552 days ago

Very nice.

-- Dale, Ohio

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prattman

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#12 posted 552 days ago

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 551 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 551 days ago

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!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 551 days ago

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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