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Project by becikeja posted 07-09-2019 11:44 AM 651 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client lived in Switzerland for a couple of years. He acquired this Bell and asked if I could mount a simple board to the wall with some way to display it. I told him NO. If we are going to do it then lets do it right. He gave me a number he was willing to pay and then let me go to work. This is what I came up. He was blown away, and is showing everyone he knows pictures.

Keep in mind. This is a hobby, I try to sell enough stuff to buy new tools, pay for wood, cover my shop costs, and make some beverage money. Basically create a self sustaining hobby. Now the word is out and my client list is growing. As long as they’re willing to wait, I can create on my own time, and it stays fun, I will add them to the list.

The Bell: Walnut structure, 17 various hardwoods to create the pictures. 24” tall, 16” wide, 9” deep

-- Don't outsmart your common sense





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torus

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#1 posted 07-09-2019 02:28 PM

Very artistic and soulful !

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#2 posted 07-09-2019 02:30 PM

Nice job! That has a real authentic feel to it.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 07-09-2019 03:25 PM

The best Bell hanger I’ve ever seen,truly a work of art.

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#4 posted 07-09-2019 04:55 PM

I go to germany for work, and this looks like something i would see in bavaria as well. Looks great! Did you use a die grinder for the undulations?

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#5 posted 07-09-2019 06:39 PM

Fantastic job!

I also try to stay almost self-supporting as a hobby!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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becikeja

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#6 posted 07-10-2019 12:14 AM

Appreciate the comments. Yes, I used a grinder with a kutzall shaping disc on the frame.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#7 posted 07-10-2019 02:58 AM

Great Job

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?https://www.instagram.com/wood.nerd

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#8 posted 07-11-2019 12:44 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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