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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 09-02-2013 10:51 PM 1219 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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09-02-2013 10:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar maple tablesaw sander scroll saw lathe shaping turning finishing scrollworking

This is my latest inlay project. It is a functioning fireplace bellows made of eastern red cedar with soft maple inlay. 15” long and 6” wide and the brass nozzle is made from a 30-30 shell. I use the double bevel inlay method on my scroll saw. After doing the inlay I put the bellows in my lathe and turn the whole thing shaping the nozzle end and the handle end.

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 11:56 PM

That is slick! Nice work, Jim

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 09-03-2013 12:53 AM

Really nice Jim! I have done some scroll inlay and yours is impressive.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 07:38 PM

Very Nice work Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-05-2013 02:08 AM

Mike: I got the idea when I was visiting Norway in 1984 where I bought a hand carved bellows made of pine. I copied that one to make this one, I have made about 60 of them over the years.

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 02:10 PM

Here is another :

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