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Project by James E McIntyre posted 01-25-2018 04:13 AM 2242 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from leftover QSWO from a cabinet build this simple door bell design replaced a cheep plastic one.
Still in working order I was able to use the old bell mechanism. The top and bottom are attached with 1 1/4” #6 stainless steel screws and caped with 3/8” ebony plugs. .
The wood for the face of the doorbell was resawed to about 9/64” to give the doorbell a guitar type sounding board which gave the bell a more musical sound.

-- James E McIntyre





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Andre

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#1 posted 01-25-2018 06:33 AM

Very neat idea!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-25-2018 12:23 PM

James, you da man!!!

-- Art

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#3 posted 01-25-2018 03:36 PM

Very cool it sure dresses up a plain old doorbell.nice work.

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#4 posted 01-25-2018 04:26 PM

haha, I’m a moron. I was thinking the doorbell button, on the outside. I’m looking at this thing, thinking, ‘where do you push the button?”

I get it now. finally.

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#5 posted 01-25-2018 05:12 PM

This Arts and Crafts door bell is so nice and it makes a fine accent for any home.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 01-25-2018 05:18 PM

Another fine one James!

Those pictures look great, color seems spot on 8^)

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#7 posted 01-25-2018 06:21 PM

Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 01-25-2018 07:35 PM

Nice example of arts & crafts style.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 01-25-2018 07:53 PM

Thanks for the positive comments.

I’d like to thank splinter group for the great suggestions and help with photography and understanding white balance.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/p34n8bt.jpg!
Here’s a light box/tent I built using scrap wood, old white sheets and 90 watt LED 5000K (daylight) flood lights I bought at Walmart mixed in with a Halogen flood.

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 01-25-2018 09:27 PM

You nailed it, arts and crafts on the head!
Nice addition to homes that want to preserve their heritage!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 01-25-2018 10:50 PM

DING DONG! Nice Doorbell James. Well Done! Congrats on the Top Three!

Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 01-26-2018 12:04 AM

Great looking A&C doorbell cover—I’m sure you’ll enjoy it every day!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 01-26-2018 09:00 AM

I don’t know, if your doorbell sounds better than ours, but it looks much much better for sure!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#14 posted 01-29-2018 12:27 PM

That’s really a clever idea. Hides the unsightly plastic housing LOL I think I will need to design something over my door bell soon.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#15 posted 04-21-2019 08:31 PM

Beautiful, amazing, dang, it just doesn’t get any better than this!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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