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    what ya think

    after posting pics the other day a bunch of ya's thought the handles should be smaller. Are they to small now,still to big? My wife likes the original but as i plain on making a bunch to give away would like ya all's opinion.In the secound pic it's the new one with one of the first.
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    the bell on the first model is my choice and the stem on the second one..but thats from a flat guy the first bell part has a nice bell curve and the stem on the last one is more in tune with the whole look.
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    I don't believe one is better/worse than the other. Both just fine.
    My wife has about 1,000 bells in her collection, the handles come in all sizes and configurations.
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    If you are giving them away then I suppose what we tink iks not the point. It's what the recipients think. I like them all but do have personal preferences. As said though bells come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. No right or wrong, just personal preference e.g. I would prefer the handle in a different wood.....unless you are giving one to me that is irrelevant

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    I like the thinner handle myself. I also agree with Larry about the bell shape...I like the curve of the original a bit better. (But the new one still looks nice.)

    One thing I do notice about the new thinner handle is the visual balance. Yours seems to have most of its mass toward the center of the handle. It seems to me it'd look better with the mass moved more toward the end of the handle. Nothing wrong with this one, but maybe something to consider for next time.
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    thanks for all the advise. i'm making a bunch more so when i get them all done i'll up date and see what ya all think.

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    Good looking bells. I to like a thinner handle but they look mighty fine.
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    Fine job on both of them.

    Personally, I prefer the thicker handle...but I don't have girly sized hands like the rest of these lads must
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    Personally, I, Too like the longer handle, but that is subjective. If you are giving them away, making them well is more important and I belive you nailed that with both.

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    Well thanks for the advice all.I only got two more done, made four but two of them broke at the stem. I guess i need to take a brake. Tomorrow will be another day. Woun't bug ya tomorrow with any more pics,as i still got to make at least five more.Here are the last pics of today enjoy as i had fun making them.
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