You're ready for Christmas Dave...well done!
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I like th ecurves and grain alignment on the one on the right best. It has a really nice natural curve around it that works well with me If it had the nice bead right above the bell part from the one on the left it would be even better imho.
You're also just one small coping saw cut away from some pretty fantastic scoops there as well
Those are sharp Dave. Are they one piece or do you turn the bell and handle separate?
Both these bells are one piece.
Ryan: Thank you for your comments, I will consider your suggestion for the bead the next time I do these. As far as scoops....that will come later when I have honed my skills more....and have tried other decorations as well.
Good looking bells... I really like the grain pattern on the second one..... have you decided to put the clappers in them as well?
The one bell I did, I put a little ebony clapper in it... I had a small eye hook that I was able to screw up into the center of the bell with a couple of links of chain... definitely was a pain, but a pilot hole and a pair of long needle nose pliers made it possible...
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Actually, I haven't decided whether to include clappers in any of the bells I will make....I am going to attempt this soon however...and I guess depending on how much "work" they involve will determine whether I put them in or not. I do plan on making a lot of bells hopefully to sell at winter time craft shows.......so i guess I will have to decide one way or the other. Any suggestions from other members will be appreciated....thanks!
Downright nice looking bells, Dave! The grain of the one on the right is adds more to that piece, but both are excellent. When you figure out the clapper part, be sure to post it. I have turned bells and other ornaments in the past, and the clapper did not fair too well. No, the clapper was junk. I certainly hope you do a lot better at it than I did.
Pretty. I have to try some. My wife is a bell collector.
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