This bellows is the latest in Roy's series of chip carvings that doesn't rely on geometric patterns. Carved stags are another classic design. The orange leather really brings out the contrast of the carving.
Our chip carved fireplace bellows is handcarved out of basswood. We finish the wood with shellac. Like all of our bellows, 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.