Make and Sell Fireplace Bellows as a Home Business

Learn how to make fireplace bellows using (mostly) scrap materials and basic shop skills, and then turn a profit.



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This handsome set of bellows was crafted from scrap wood and furniture upholstery remainders.
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The bellowsmaker can get by with basic, and reasonably inexpensive, tools and materials.
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The hinge is easily attached with contact cement and tacks.
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When drilling the hole that'll later accept the nozzle, be sure to center it on the glued-together "nose" end of the bellows.
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Some of the author's creations: The "Hearthmate" model.
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The "Fisherman" model.
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The "Homesteader" model.
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"Boot" pattern for bellows.
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Construction diagram for a wooden bellows.
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Pattern layout for bellows.
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