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Bell Mount #2

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Project by woodshaver posted 01-29-2013 09:34 PM 1801 views 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 2nd bell mount. I used recycled Douglas Fir from an old house door. that I posted about a year ago.
The finish is lacquer base sanding sealer with two coats of lacquer.
The bell is 6” R X 5” H. The stand is 12 1/2” w X 13H X 6.5 D
The last one I made was a gift for our son in law and this one is for my wife and I.
We Would love to hear your comments!
Thanks for looking!

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





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 09:55 PM

Tony, I was wondering when you would post this beauty. You did a great job designing this mount and an equally wonderful job of joinery. I got to ask, is this just a mantle piece or will your wife use it to call you in from the shop? :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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branch

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 10:03 PM

hi tony that is beautiful great piece of work i love it

branch

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 10:14 PM

Lee,
First let me thank you for your nice comment’s!
About my wife calling me in from the shop. No need to ring the bell! LOL! my shop is 6 steps away from her kitchen. But if she wants to ring my bell I’d be happy to let her!!! :) (Big smile here)

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

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 10:36 PM

Great design and great construction—what is there to say but I really like it.

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

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 12:13 AM

Very cool project Tony ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 12:25 AM

Tony, I loved the one that you made for your son and this one is equally impressive. I havent had a chance to start mine yet but when i do I will post the results.

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

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 01-30-2013 12:53 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

Ed (prattman),
I loved the look of this a bell mount so much I had to find a bell on eBay and build one to have for ourselves.
I will be waiting to see your bell mount when You get around to making it. If you have an questions please feel free to ask!
On this bell I made the bushings on the top of the A pillars in two pieces so I can take the Yoke or bell support off. There is no need to do this but adds to the detail. I also made the swing arm or handel removable. You can see the cut
and machine screw in the end of the arm in photo #4.
Looking forward to seeing your bell mount!
Tony

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

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 12:54 AM

Neat, I have made some bell mounts using re-cycled air tanks for the bells. Maybe I should post them, naw

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 01-30-2013 12:57 AM

Why “naw” let’s see them !!! I want’t too! Please! Put them on my post if you dont’ want to do the project post.

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

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dust4tears

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#10 posted 01-30-2013 01:50 AM

This is purty nifty~

Thanks for sharing

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#11 posted 01-30-2013 01:51 AM

Great design and project. I like how every part has character.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 01-30-2013 02:12 AM

That is so cool. I must have missed the first wooden bell mount as this is the first I have ever seen. We had a BIG dinner bell on a tall pole at the ranch that could be heard a LONG ways away. Does the wood mount affect the sound/range of the bell?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 01-30-2013 02:35 AM

gfadvm,
The bell in my first bell mount has a nice pleasant ring to it. This bell has a piercing high pitch ringing sound that last a long time. I don’t think the mount effected the sound at all. I had it hanging on a hook in the shop and it didn’t sound any different. The mount is an idea I just came up with a few weeks ago. I had no idea what the out come would be but it truned out ok!
Thank you for the compliment gfadvm and everyone!

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

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 01-30-2013 04:37 AM

Thanks

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 11:23 AM

Very nicely done and designed Bell mount, and a little out of the ordinary project. My wife and I bought a bell at a craft fair about 17 years ago made by one of the last hobbyists in our area casting brass bells. My wife tells me we still have it. Your project is good inspiration to make one of these for ourselves. I will try to make my own design using your recipe for the working parts. thanks for posting!

My wife liked this a lot!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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