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About Seth

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    Chatty concertinist

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    Instrument making of many types. Bagpipe maker at hamonbagpipes.com
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    United States

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  1. Yes, the jig was designed around the end plate. The jig has been made and works like a charm.
  2. I keep trying to upload more photos but it says they are too big. I can email them to anyone interested as well as a YouTube video of the instrument being played. Seth Hamon HamonBagpipes.com
  3. 6” Herrington Classic model in C/G. Wheatstone layout, 7 fold leather bellows, riveted action, Binci A-Mano Professional reeds, Walnut action box and hand rests, crimped metal end plates, with padded wooden case. $1800 , located in USA.
  4. That’s a nice die you have built there. I’ll probably go with something a little more basic so I can make sure it works the way I want it to. I’m laser cutting the end plates so I’m going to have to crimp after the design is cut. Using the hand rest holes and the button bushing holes I plan to bolt a plate over the end plate leaving the outer edge exposed to be crimped. Cheers, Seth
  5. That last photo was a pocket cut of the full inside to the edge of the crimp, testing the fit before I commit to making parts in metal.
  6. When I acquired the Herrington workshop it came with few end plates that were crimped. I’m now at the point to where I’m making my own end plates and am prototyping crimping dies. I understand the basic layout like Henrick Müller made for his crimping tool. The only issue is using the Herrington style design the end plate bolts are in the corners so instead of a flat crimp all the way around the area where the bolts go are curved inwards, see photo. I’m guessing the crimping jig just needs to incorporate his curve into the lower stamp plate and the upper press plate. I’ve drawn it in cad
  7. I have some self adhesive Eva foam that’s 0.5mm thick if you could use some. It’s super thin. i like the idea of this discussion. I put a D-17 drone button on the 5” mini Anglo I recently finished and it’s pretty loud, not quite overpowering, but very present. Seth
  8. I recently made a 5” Anglo with 15 buttons with a single 3rd row C# that goes both ways. My main interest in concertinas started with mini’s and semi-minis. Not sure why I can’t upload photos. Seth
  9. Seems it’s hard hard to find a name not already used. The late Herold Herrington who’s shop I’ve inherited used that very name for his concertinas.
  10. Any updates on the bellows? I’m on about my 8th bellow set and my last one was really springy. I think the issue was not having it fully opened when I glued the gussets on. Seth
  11. That looks nice, didn’t it work well? Seth
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