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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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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 and cut a few wooden prototypes to see how it would layout. I’m open to suggestions or ideas. End plate seen here on the last set I made. Cheers, Seth Hamon
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. That looks nice, didn’t it work well? Seth
  9. Yes, several weeks ago.
  10. I normally list things worldwide on eBay but ebay gave me a message that said the item I was selling was possibly made of a material on the Cities list and it wouldn’t be let me bypass this option. eBay should address this issue.
  11. I recently got this to use as a template for drawing up some plans to make an Anglo mini. It’s a nice instrument but I have different ideas about the way I want to design my mini than how Stagi does it. The thing looks brand new and was recently bought from another member on here. All the notes play fine and everything just looks new. Comes with a case and a note chart for the button layout. I have it on eBay now Seth
  12. I’m always leery of any eBay seller selling high ticket items with zero or only a few feedback ratings. I like to see close to 100% feedback with 100+ buyer ratings and an account that’s been around for a few years at least. Seth
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