Tag: 1241: Bell

Bell Frame (part one) (Job No: 1241)

This is a height adjustable bell frame with an integral step that I made a couple of years ago. The concept was brought to me by a musician for me to design and realise. It has come back to have a modification made.

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The problem is the depth of the step; the playing position is too close to the bells. The only practical solution is for me to replace the solid board with two halves that open out like a book.

Now that I am satisfied that it will work, and more importantly, will solve the problem, I need to make some legs. Unfortunately I will need four legs so that it is a free standing unit; I don’t like the idea of standing on something with two legs and relying on the hinges to hold the other end.

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Above shows the four legs made, and work has begun on the diagonal braces.

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The new step made and tested – I jump on it as hard as I can.

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Like all of my frames, I make them as simple to use as possible. One wing screw needs to be undone to fold the legs in.

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The same wing screw now goes back, and holds the whole assembly in place for transportation.

The story continues in 1241: Bell Frame (pt 2)