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  1. No, not at all, it was just a light reflection.
  2. Now sold Selling a Lachenal C/G 30-key rosewood Lachenal that I bought as a restoration project but due to the lack of time that I have right now it has to go. The serial number is 160470. It’s in good original condition (unrestored) and shouldn’t be a difficult task to restore because it hasn’t been messed with before, all the original parts are there. It has been stored in its wooden case unplayed for a long time but it’s still playable. The asking price is £1000 or very nearest offer. Will also be advertised on ebay, but I’d much rather sell through this forum and make a small donation. Shipping is available at £20 within the UK. For more information please message me. Thanks
  3. Thanks, all the buttons have a similar pressure (apart from one or two) but I’d like to make sure they’re all even.
  4. Thanks, sounds easy, didn’t think about that.
  5. What device/gauge is recommended to check the key pressure? (and how?) How should any adjustments be made? My springs (brass I believe) are all in good condition but one particular key has a significantly lower pressure than the others. It’s a Lachenal non-riveted action. Thanks in advance Roger
  6. Thanks for the tips, it makes sense however wouldn’t the glue add a little extra height once dry? Also, how thick does the bar (bending tool) has to be? Would a stainless steel ruler work?
  7. Ok I get it now, thanks very much! yes I saw the diagram on the manual but I didn’t quite understand it; it makes sense now. Its time to find a flat steel bar now..
  8. Would anyone kindly share a photo of their bending tool used to bend the lever arms in order to adjust key height, and how exactly is it used? Also, what’s optimum key height above the action plate (when released) for an anglo concertina?
  9. Mere coincidence that 2 55-key crane duets popped up almost at the same time; I was just searching information about the model and found this.
  10. Don’t know the seller but I know that this particular concertina (389) was sold unrestored back in 2011: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-lachenal-cranes-duet-concertina-161598198 Browsing on the internet I found that the seller is a member of this forum though he hasn’t been active since November And he also advertised it on ebay back in November 2016: https://picclick.co.uk/LACHENAL-CRANE-DUET-CONCERTINA-No-389-55-232140867616.html and this other website: https://abyhom.co.uk/details/?id=22441&cate=music I just acquired the exact same 55-key new model very recently (though mine is labelled “The Triumph” No.3990 and is unrestored) and is an absolute joy of an instrument.
  11. Does this work for steel reeds too?
  12. Last week I received my spares that I ordered back in January
  13. I’m wondering if someone has ever made an accordion with concertina reeds? That’d be interesting to hear.
  14. Looks nice! Where can I get that hand strap screw shown on the 2nd photo?
  15. It was definitely the wrecked wad punch that was causing the problem. Just gave it a good sharp with the dremel and happy days! (Photo shows the original ones, dodgy attempt, and final attempt). I’m wondering if pads shrink with age?
  16. Is that the eyelet machine? I have bought that hand press as well with the purpose of making pads instead of using a mallet but I can’t quite find the right way of doing so.
  17. I tried that but I find it to be a lot harder and less precise in my opinion.
  18. It’s probably that the punch is not sharp enough, any ideas on how to sharpen it? Only few of my pads have come out well round, the rest tend to delaminate on the edges. I bought some pads from ebay but they are too big for my concertina hence I’m trying to make my own. I found that the card used on these is a lot stronger than the card I’m using, could that be the problem as well?
  19. Where can I find one like that online? Is there any on ebay? I can never get a perfect circle with the card that I’m using... I use a wad punch and a steel mallet, and punch against wood. The felt and the leather come out well in shape but the card just looks horrible on the edges.
  20. Thank you alex_holden I will have a go at making mine.
  21. I’m wondering if it’s possible to add some sort of padding to the leather and make it kind of like a padded accordion strap, has anyone tried that before?
  22. Great thank you, and what knife or scalpel do you use to cut the strap out of the leather with such precision?
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