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Chip Carved

Fireplace Bellows


A few years ago, Roy wanted to expand his chip carved designs as well as his expertise. To do this, he decided to carve snowflakes. He documented the beginning of this experiment on his blog. And then he couldn't stop. Here are the results.

Once the carving is done, Roy finishes the basswood with shellac, a natural resin that enhances the depth of the wood grain. The bag consists of 2-3 ounce leather, very supple and able to produce a strong draft. We build the bellows with a strong steel hinge (covered by the leather) for dependability and a long life. They come with a rawhide lace tied to the handle, making them easy to display. They measure 20-1/4" long, 7-3/8" wide, 5" deep when open, and 2" deep when closed.

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