I may have posted this picture earlier when I made the wooden parts for this bee smoker. Made of pine, hand planed, one small hole for the air to exit and one large hole for the air to enter. The remaining parts will be made by Shay Lelegren at Hot Dip Tin. It took me a while to find the proper thin oak tanned leather for the bellows.
I made a full size paper pattern approximating how wide I have seen other bee smoker bellows open. It was a guess, and it turned out fine, 4 1/2″ at the widest, tapering down to the thickness of the two pine boards. I then transferred the pattern to the leather cut it out and used fish glue to glue the leather to the wood as I tacked it onto the boards with traditional carpet tacks. I did one segment at a time to keep everything straight. I used a leather welt like the original. The front narrow edge has the leather doubled up to act as a hinge. There is a leather flap that acts as a one way valve only allowing air to enter the bellows chamber. When it is squeezed the air blows out a small hole on the opposite side. This will go into a tin container that is holding the smoldering material making the smoke. This forces the smoke out the tin funnel shape focusing it onto the bees to sedate them.