Swiss Cowbell Tower

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Project by jbschutz posted 05-02-2014 01:35 PM 2570 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Swiss Cowbell Stand.... Number 4 in the series. This is a commissioned piece, constructed of walnut and sized to fit the clients special family bell. I have done three others in oak, and the last three have all featured a sort of bridle joint, allowing the saddle to be lifted off the uprights to remove the strap without undoing the heavy buckle each time. The uprights are joined to the foot with half lap joints that have been glued and doweled. This one stands 23.5 inches tall, and the footprint is 12×12 inches, and it is finished with satin spray poly.
Final picture…..customer sent a shot of the bell stand doing its thing…....

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 02:11 PM

Nice work on this stand. Those bells are just wonderful pieces of work too and no one who has been to Switzerland will ever forget the sound. They must surely be what the song writer had in mind when he wrote “The hills are alive with the sound of music”.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 05-02-2014 03:44 PM

That is really great John. Beautiful work. I guess I have to be honest, never seen a monster cowbell like that before, or a special stand to hold it. Well done.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 05-02-2014 04:05 PM

Nice piece – another learning experience for me, I never knew that Families had Bells, but they are beautiful.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 05-02-2014 05:36 PM

“Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE cowbell!”

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