Re: bell sound samples (from DIY bells)
I made some more bells in the meantime...
Here's a group pic of the total of 25 bells I've made so far (plus 1 more which turned out crap as it had a crack right along the bell - not enough material to sound nice). Recently I bought 13 used cymbals off Ebay (cracked or already 'repaired') and made 9 of them into bells, that's my "3rd batch". See the 'mosaique' pic #2.
The last pic shows the tools I'm using.
I made sample recordings of the first 9 (initially 10) bells but haven't added samples of the newer bells. I've started finally making some bell holders.