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We Got One!!!! RIINNNGGG!

PostPosted:December 12th, 2011, 2:12 pm
by belldandy4087
Hi all, this is one of my projects i am working on. Its a 1872 AC electric Fire bell.
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I have the square d switch as well, just waiting for the base to come in the mail.
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I took the wire brush to it today, now i have to primer it then paint it. I am really excited to get this done!

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PostPosted:December 12th, 2011, 2:31 pm
by ironfist
Nice! Got some screen caps from the movie of the orginals

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PostPosted:December 12th, 2011, 2:43 pm
by belldandy4087
I would, if the video card on my tower hadnt had died. I will work on that!

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PostPosted:December 14th, 2011, 2:14 am
by belldandy4087
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ask and ye shall receive! I should have more pictures up tomorrow, i am going to be doing some painting and body work on it!

My bell isnt the same but still should look nice, I cant seem to find any information on what they used in the movie.

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PostPosted:December 14th, 2011, 11:48 pm
by belldandy4087
Just got back from working on the bell. I am impressed how much we got done!

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the mounting box is sanded and ready from primer
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the main body is sanded , ready for primer, and all of the electronics, cleaned and gone over
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the striker arm has been sanded, smoothed, polished and sprayed with a clear enamel to lock in the nice shine
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the bell, (shown here half way through) has been sanded, smoothed and lightly sanded again so it would be ready for paint tomorrow, and the back of the bell has been sanded as well and sprayed with a rust inhibitor to help protect it!
Not shown, is the transformer that has been wired to bring the 110v from a wall outlet down to 12.6v that the bell can handle. And the cover for the electronics has gotten some body work to get the dings out and covered in paint striper to remove the paint without damaging the tags.
All and all i call it a good night,

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PostPosted:December 18th, 2011, 7:03 pm
by belldandy4087
well, the bell is finished here are some pictures
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I am really impressed on how well it came out. I just need to wait till the base of the button comes in then i can finish wiring it.

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PostPosted:December 18th, 2011, 8:25 pm
by Some_Guy
The santa hat on the slime blower made me laugh way more then it should have, the bell looks great!

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PostPosted:December 18th, 2011, 8:32 pm
by Paranormal
Incredible work! That slime blower is amazing!

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PostPosted:December 18th, 2011, 9:09 pm
by belldandy4087
Thanks

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PostPosted:December 18th, 2011, 9:26 pm
by aliencatx
wow, thats some insane work amigo, great job!

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PostPosted:December 20th, 2011, 8:01 am
by Lewis Tully
The bell looks awesome! Great job! And such a cool addition to that space. Great work, man!

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PostPosted:July 22nd, 2012, 7:49 pm
by belldandy4087
Here is an update!
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And for the surprise ending! Click the link to watch the video!
http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x250 ... 135222.mp4

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PostPosted:July 22nd, 2012, 10:11 pm
by TheRealPonyboy
Looks fantastic! Janine would be proud :crunch:

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PostPosted:July 23rd, 2012, 12:58 am
by venkman30
very cool. great job.

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PostPosted:July 23rd, 2012, 6:54 am
by Kingpin
Here is an update!
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And for the surprise ending! Click the link to watch the video!
http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x250 ... 135222.mp4

F***ing awesome. :-D

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PostPosted:July 23rd, 2012, 7:06 am
by Alex Newborn
Words fail me. Top-notch!

Alex

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PostPosted:October 1st, 2012, 7:39 pm
by belldandy4087
And BOOOM! here it is!


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PostPosted:October 1st, 2012, 7:41 pm
by Carpeteria
Wow. So cool. Excellent work!

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PostPosted:October 19th, 2012, 5:39 am
by belldandy4087
:eyeroll: Thanks!

Well, i finally got the last piece to this project!
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The plate shown above was cheaper than i expected, which is good.

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In the box is the transformer that drops the wall voltage of 110v to 12v which the bell can handle. I am amazed by the fact this bell is over 100 years old and still works. Whats more that it takes AC current. I guess it goes to show that they built things to last back then. Thanks for all the awesome comments. I hope you enjoy this as much as i do.

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PostPosted:October 27th, 2012, 2:21 pm
by busybuildr
Your button looks great, and that bell turned out beautiful. VERY nice job ! !

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PostPosted:October 28th, 2012, 3:22 pm
by hawaiiangb
wow. pretty cool!