Batch of Bells

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Project by MShort posted 08-24-2011 03:44 AM 1832 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned a batch of bells this week. Wood are Maple, Walnut, Cherry and Mahogany they are all around 6” tall and 2” bell.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 04:03 AM

They’re beautiful. Do you have any audio of how they sound when ringing?

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 04:10 AM

Yup, they sound like ding, dong, ding, ding, dong, ding! LOL :D Nice bells. Mike. Are you starting a bell collection?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 05:22 AM

Looks like there’s a ding-a-ling on the loose here. :) Nice job, and yes, an audio would be nice.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 05:33 AM

My mother collected bells, she would have enjoyed having your set as well. Great job!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 06:43 AM

Was you eating ding dong’s again, those look real nice Mike, I especiall like the 5th one from the left.

-- RStadler

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 01:39 PM

I like second from the left. No wire marks in the handle but several in the bell. Plus I prefer the lighter colored bell. Thanks for posting….I do believe I have to try to make a few of these.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 08-24-2011 01:58 PM

Those are really cool looking bells.
I agree with rstadler. I like the 5th from the left the best too. What did you use for a clapper and how is it fastened in?..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 08-24-2011 04:17 PM


I turn a small wooden clapper that is about 1/8” in dia and has a ball turned on the end of it. I use 26 gauge wire to make two small eyelet loops. I drill the clapper and insert the eyelet and then add the second eyelet to the clapper eyelet and drill a small hole in the bell and use CA glue to hold it. The challenge is to get to get my fingers in the bell and get the wire in the hole before the CA sets up. They may be a better way but I have not figured it out. This seems to work for me. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 12:33 AM

Mike these are little Hum Dingers, great way to use up some scraps & get some skew practice, I’m with Jim & RS with that 5th from left,
well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 08-25-2011 09:05 PM

hi mike nice bit of turning great looking bells love all of them


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