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Title: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: macnhuloi on January 10, 2012, 10:45:32 PM
Hello, I'm new to the site. I've been searching for the similar bell in the picture for my gate. Any idea where to buy one like it? Thanks.
click on the link for the picture. Thanks.
http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq62/baoamvespa/My%20Japanese%20Garden/IMAG0220.jpg
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: edzard on January 11, 2012, 01:25:21 AM
Macnhuloi, welcome..
I would be inclined to ask someone from the Resources page:
     http://www.japanesegardening.org/resources/

just click on the links:
either Japanese Style
Jake Hobson, likely can find one for you..
or Yasuimoku Company

if those do not work, something else can be worked out through other avenues through the forum.
    edzard
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: zvone on January 19, 2012, 06:06:31 PM
Hello, I'm new to the site. I've been searching for the similar bell in the picture for my gate. Any idea where to buy one like it? Thanks.
click on the link for the picture. Thanks.
http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq62/baoamvespa/My%20Japanese%20Garden/IMAG0220.jpg

Hi Mac!

Welkome on the forum.  I am sending picture from My garden. You maybe get some idea...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2Os5vxGjGEk/TxidVZU01pI/AAAAAAAAEG8/QCV4yfWgUZ4/s512/IMG_6713.jpg)

Best regards!  Zvone
My Japanese Garden: http://zvonem.blogspot.si/
My Mountains pictures:  http://zvone.blogspot.si/

Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: tdg on January 19, 2012, 10:11:12 PM
Mac
The Portland Japanese Garden gift store has a bell similar

I have also seen some made by a Washington State source at the Seattle Flower Show usually on the top floor as you go into the orchid room

Terry
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: macnhuloi on January 24, 2012, 03:58:10 PM
Thanks Terry.

Ciao
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: Geoffrey on January 24, 2012, 06:41:49 PM
I made an entrance bell for my garden from an old bronze ringside boxing bell.  The hammer hanging beside it is an antique Japanese bell hammer.

I posted a picture of it in the gallery. http://www.japanesegardening.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2153 (http://www.japanesegardening.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2153)
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: macnhuloi on January 24, 2012, 06:59:18 PM
Thanks Geoffrey, that's looked fantastic. Will post some my gardent pictures soon when I learn how to post pictures. Thanks for all.
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: don on January 29, 2012, 07:53:11 PM
Would you consider a separate structure to hold the bell and hammer? 

The way a treasure is presented creates the way the treasure is perceived.
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: Alohabetty on February 01, 2012, 03:33:30 PM
Aloha macnhuloi, I recognize the bell in your picture from one of my many Internet searches. While I can't tell you who made that one I can tell you that is made from a recycled gas cylinder. There are a lot of people making and selling them on the Internet. There's information on you tube on how to cut one so you can make your own. Search for things like Japanese garden bell cylinder bell, oxygen tank bell.  I want to make my own. If you decide to make one please read and head all the safety warnings. I hope that helped. Good hunting hope you find your bell. 8)
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: macnhuloi on February 01, 2012, 06:29:36 PM
Hi Alphabetty,great suggestion. Time to visit local store to find the cylinder for a friend welder to make one. Will update soon.
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: Oxman on February 22, 2012, 08:24:17 PM
Here's the bell at the entrance to Kubota Garden in Seattle. Tools are all laid out for last weekends work party of 49 volunteers.
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: Geoffrey on February 22, 2012, 08:59:57 PM
Oxman and Don -

Now, THAT is the way to present a bell!

G-
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: don on February 28, 2012, 04:57:02 PM
agreed
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: Alohabetty on March 03, 2012, 01:06:11 AM
Well, It's been about a month so I thought I'd check back to see how you are progressing on getting your bell. Anything new?
Alohabetty
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: JBaymore on March 04, 2012, 08:50:53 PM
Here's some links:

http://www.imakebells.com/artist.html

http://www.newmexicotaiko.com/shop/index.html

http://www.isabellacatalog.com/p/Robins-Bell.cfm?tid=708070804

http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtalk/archive/index.php/t-6131.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/Scuba-tank-bell/

http://www.kokopellistreasures.com/zen-garden-bell.html

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1090663/

http://www.vcmga.org/2007_Dec20

http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/13857-cutting-a-used-oxygen-cylinder/


best,

...................john






Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: Alohabetty on March 05, 2012, 11:29:24 PM
WOW! John you searched and posted all the site I've visited and some new ones. I know it took some time so Thanks for posting all the resources.
Mahalo
Title: Re: Japanese gate bell?
Post by: JBaymore on June 26, 2012, 01:17:07 PM
No problem.

My own problem is that I want a bell like those I've experienced in Japan......... which likely would cost me Millions of $$$$$.  ;)

best,

..................john