Here is a fully functioning chip-carved 1:12 scale antique fireplace bellows.
It is carved from pear wood, real leather gusset, and turned brass nozzle. I made sure to carefully drill the hole all the way through my brass rod before turning the nozzle with the intention of making it work... but I didn't really believe it would...Imagine my delight when I put it up to my lips, pumped it, and felt little puffs of air!!!!!! That means it is perfectly sealed and the valve in the back is functioning :)
|The air intake|
On the inside of this hole is a valve that when the bellows are opened it takes in air, and when pumped, the valve closes, forcing the air out the nozzle, thus fanning the fire!
Simply fantastic work Linda...it's just like the real one we had at home in my childhood...love it!ReplyDelete
How cool is that?! Or should I say hot?? Anything this small which functions like the real things is an instant hit with me, even apart from the wonderful carving. I think we all need one to keep our fires burning!ReplyDelete
Awsome! Beautiful as well as functioning! Fantastic job.ReplyDelete
What do you make beautiful things.ReplyDelete
What you cropping resembles (also) "Fries carvings from Holland".
It is absolutely so beautiful and detailed.
A feast for the eyes.
Kind regards Alexandra.
impresionante que ademas de bonito , funcione como los de verdad, un trabajo fantasticoReplyDelete
Beautiful, and I love things that work too!ReplyDelete
There are just no words to describe how incredible your work is. It looks incredible and it works. You really are an incredible inspiration and your talent is just wonderful.
How marvelous! It's even better that they work! :DReplyDelete
Какая красота!!! Вы талантливый мастер!! потрясающие работы!!! С удовольствием смотрю ваши работы. KsandraReplyDelete
wow.... I LOVE it! Amazing that you got it to work too, you're a true artist! But then you did get the IGMA fellowship for a very good reason ;)ReplyDelete
A fantastic piece!ReplyDelete
How authentic...you are truly talented!ReplyDelete
I can't believe how fantastic this is. The fact that it works just blows me away. It is just beautiful. HUGS!!!ReplyDelete
It is a wonderful piece. A true treasure for any miniature collector!ReplyDelete
Linda, I can't believe you made it WORK! That is truly marvelous! WOW!ReplyDelete
Very clever - I'm impressed!ReplyDelete
Wow, Wow WOW!!! I LOVE things that function for real! This is so Beautiful and well made!ReplyDelete
I love miniatures that actually work. I'm funny about doors and drawers should open and be functional, even if nobody ever knows but me. Great job on those bellows.ReplyDelete
Aaaah, i love this!!! Anything that actually works in mini melts my heart. And this is one that definitely does :)) And you make it look extra special with your carving. It's cuuuuuuuute.ReplyDelete