Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Visited New Forest Fencing this week. Told them I was thinking of mounting my bell on a pair of hardwood posts. They advised me to consider a frame made of boxed steel. I met the Fabricator or metal worker. He suggested a simple frame that could be bolted to the paving made from 70mm square steel posts welded on to square steel bases. The bell would be secured by an eye bolt from which the clapper could hang. I agreed that he should make the frame which I will collect in about 2 weeks. I now need to obtain a clapper. A professionally made bespoke clapper which would be required if the bell was to be installed for regular use in a building would be expensive. For the time being I just want a simple clapper arrangement that will allow me to ring the bell occasionally. So I am on the look out for a suitable clapper!