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  • Fireplace Bellows.

    I make these decorative and functional fireplace bellows. This is my latest. It is 15" long, 6" wide and made of cedar. The inlay is soft maple. The brass nozzle is made from a 30-30 shell.
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    Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
    "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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    Hi Jim. That inlay is beautiful. I see all the veining, so do you cut the inlay and fit first before the veining?
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      It's beautiful. I haven't tried the inlay stuff yet and hope to one day. Have a great day...Fay
      Have a great day, Fay.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sandy Oaks View Post
        Hi Jim. That inlay is beautiful. I see all the veining, so do you cut the inlay and fit first before the veining?
        Thank you for the kind comments.
        This is double bevel Inlay.
        I cut the outline of the inlay and drop out the maple piece and then I re-tape the cedar eagle to it and do the veining with a bit larger saw blade and at 90 degrees. Then I glue the maple piece into the cedar bellows. (Inlay it) I do it this way because it is faster for me. Two reasons to do the veining on the cedar (scrap) along with the maple inlay. (1)The pattern is drawn on the cedar, not the maple and (2) cutting the two thicknesses together slows down the cutting and gives me better control while doing the veining.
        Last edited by Jim Finn; 09-02-2013, 06:46 PM.
        Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
        "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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        • #5
          Nice, I need one of these.
          http://picasaweb.google.com/saltydogwoodworks.buie

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          • #6
            Oh my that is one sweeeet project, thanks for the info Jim.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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