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Hi all, just curious as to what factors make the use of a bell  bench better or worse than the use of a mass bench.  Seems to me it depends mostly on appearance and materials available.  Thanks for the input as I try to decide what design I want to build.
 
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Mango Hunter wrote:Hi all, just curious as to what factors make the use of a bell  bench better or worse than the use of a mass bench.  Seems to me it depends mostly on appearance and materials available.  Thanks for the input as I try to decide what design I want to build.


Hi Mango,  Two places I find that explain it well are here Flues vs Bells  and here Bell Theory.  Report back when you've finished your homework!
 
                        
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Thanks for pointing me to more research!
 
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