Bells in my Batfree

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Project by jbschutz posted 09-17-2018 09:05 PM 941 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 5th custom Bell Tower I have made for one of these giant Swiss cowbells. This one found its home on Long Island, NY. The bell is 10.25 inches in diameter and the length from strap bend on top to bottom of the bell is 22 inches.
The stand is made from 3/4 inch oak, with half lap joints at the junction of the verticles and the foot. The top cradle is removeable due to what I call a saddle joint. This is so the heavy leather belt can be removed without undoing the buckle.
The piece is finished with clear poly. (The client is thrilled with the result …..a wedding gift for his sister.}

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 11:32 PM

Nice work, thanks for posting.

I wasn’t surprised when I saw the pic of your “saddle joint” so I guess I’ve heard them called that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 09-18-2018 01:28 PM

You did an outstanding job on this bell tower.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 09-18-2018 03:06 PM

Mr. Shultz,
The bell stand is great! Lead me to look at your posted projects. You have to be one of the most productive and talented LumberJocks. My compliments.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#4 posted 09-18-2018 07:42 PM

The last time I was in Switzerland, many years ago when I was still working, our client took us to a place where we saw some of these bells. They are impressive to say the least.

Your stand for this bell also makes it look impressive!
Very nice work, from a former Minnesotan (Rochester).

By the way, you do have a nice array of varied projects.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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