As designed, the bell is supposed to be mounted to the headstock with a steel wire glued into the bell and headstock.
I wanted to have the nuts so prevalent on old bells to be visible. That was the main reason I left the steeple supports long.
Hollowed out with a number 11 blade
I also wanted to use a single rope with gator hole through the pulley rather than have both ends of the rope route over the pully and down into the church.
Fitting rope through gator hole and tying off
Completed pulley test fit to bell tower
A 00-90 hole was tapped into the bell and a 00-90 screw inserted
The screw head was ground off and two 00-90 nuts attached
Fill piece being added to the headstock
Headstock drilled and bell assembly test fit in bell tower
Another view of the test fit
Bell surface primed with black
Bell painted bronze and fitted to supports
Another view showing rope routing
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