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  1. I wouldn't exactly call it weird. I use status updates on my profile to inform those interested about new Soundcloud publications with occasional micro discussions arising. To me that's exactly the right blend between public and private.


    The only thing is that this is not so well documented; frequently people (like you) confuse the public feed and private messages and end up posting private matters on the public feed. It would help if there was a message box reminding one about the semi public nature before posting.


    To stay really private, use the "message" button on another person's profile.


    BTW, this geature's been around forever, eben before the forum overhaul.

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      Thanks RAc. I rarely use the message service and didn't realise there were public as well as private messages. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Cheers.

  2. Like this?


    This is a public message posted to your feed and I think it appears as a status update.  Which is weird.


    Private messages are still private, just be careful not to post a public message by mistake.

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      Thanks Don. I rarely use the message service and didn't realise there is public as well as private. My mistake. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Cheers.

  3. I have noticed on a few occasions that private messages appear under the 'Activity' tab. I find this strange as I presumed private messages were exactly that; private - and used where members didn't want the information shared. I wonder if other members have any thoughts on this? UPDATE: I have been enlightened by some members that there are public and private messages. My mistake.
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    Concertina Spares

    Thanks Dave. I'll keep my eye out. Cheers, Dave
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    Concertina Spares

    Thanks Stephen, most of the parts I need are pads, valves and mainly bellows. Cheers.
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    Rock Chidley EC

    I came across this Rock Chidley EC for sale several months ago. http://www.musicswopshop.com.au/stock?cat=Violins%2c+Cellos%2c+Mandolins%2c+Banjos+%26+Accordions&sub=Accordions&displayItemCount=20&moreItems=20&sort=SORTLATEST The price has been lowered quite a bit since I first saw it. Conversion rate: AUD$750 = US$527, GBP£419,Euro€467. I have no financial interest in this at all. Cheers, Dave
  7. Does anyone know when Concertina Spares will be operating again or, if indeed, they will ever be operating again? I am keen to buy some spares for a Maccann restoration but may have to buy spares elsewhere. Cheers
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    Lost Advertisement

    Stephen, I have a copy of this book in unmarked, good condition which I no longer need. You can have the book for the cost of postage; which would be around AUD $22, HKD $120 or US $15.30, from Australia to Hong Kong. Send me a PM if you are interested. Cheers, Dave
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    Jeffries Anglo Repair on BBC iplayer

    Unfortunately for me, this is not available in Australia.
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    inking on Buttons

    Hi Stephen. Something to consider would be Engravers Wax. Engravers use it to infill lines engraved on metal, mother of pearl, abalone and wood. You can buy it here: https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Tools_by_Job/Tools_for_Inlay_and_Pearl_Cutting/Laskins_Engraving_Filler.html or just google it. Cheers
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    Queally Sisters

    Oops! I stand corrected on the pronunciation of Aiobheann.
  12. I don't know where you are in Melbourne but there is a great accordion repairer in West Heidelberg. He goes under the name "Captain Accordion" http://members.optusnet.com.au/~capt.accordion/ He is a really easy bloke to deal with and very helpful. Cheers, David
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    Queally Sisters

    Aiobheann = Yvonne
  14. Hello All, I have a mystery Maccann without an identity. I previously posted this concertina under "general discussion" but with only a couple of photos. I did not own the instrument at the time and was a bit reluctant to open it up too much. Now it is mine and so the restoration begins. I have attached some photos which may give some clues to its maker. The only identifying marks are R and L on each end followed by the number 65. These numbers are consistent throughout the instrument; on the underside of the fretwork, the reed pans and the action board. There is some handwriting in pencil as well but this only denotes which end the part belongs to. The lever arms are riveted and are a round profile. I believe it is in old high pitch A=452 (or close to) according to my electronic tuner, but certainly needs tuning. I have included pics of the case as well although this may not be the original case. I am in Australia and only know a small part of its provenance. It came to me via the widow of its owner. It had previously been owned by her husband's father who may have brought it to Australia from New Zealand. Any help would be really appreciated.
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    A Cautionary Tale...

    Thanks Don. I have just started to restore an unknown brand Maccann and I'm interested in any restoration pics. Cheers