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Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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About Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday 07/14/1990

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    Morris dancing, playing music and concertina construction
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    Wolverton, Milton Keynes

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  1. Its a similar technique with the bandoneon from what I have seen, here is an example.
  2. I should clarify a bit about discontinuing the standard model with accordion reeds. I am always pleased to hear that people enjoy the standard model instruments. I am very happy with how that design plays. I made the decision to discontinue it after some thought. Basically at Wolverton concertinas there is only me making the instruments. I have plans to introduce some new designs including a concertina-reeded English model and a 38 key concertina-reeded anglo. I have also been working on producing wooden ends which will soon be displayed on the website. With this increasing variation in what I am making my supply chain has become a bit complex for a one man band style operation. The standard and the advanced models for example use different leather, wood and metals, as well as reeds and I am cautious not to over stretch myself. This is by no means set in stone, I may introduce the standard model again some day. For now I still have the parts for 10 G/D standard model anglos, so those are still available for now. Edited to add: in case of any confusion - anyone who has previously placed an order for a c/g standard model (hybrid) will still receive it. Its just that at this point I wont accept new orders for this model.
  3. man, I keep thinking they cant ramp the playing up any more but then they just do, Incredible.
  4. for the past tense see "squose" I squose, they squose, we all squose together .
  5. for instruments like this I would recommend getting in touch with Steve Dickinson at Wheatstone concertinas directly: http://www.wheatstone.co.uk/
  6. as a side note I like how your end plates look, presumably your own design? Nice and original take on the idea.
  7. I think Dana Johnson mentioned making an experimental carbon fiber reed once, maybe he will chime in with what he found out by doing it. I have used carbon fiber to make other things in the past but never reeds.
  8. I saw a presentation which mentioned this recently, I cant tell but I am aware that some instruments stamped Jeffries are not made by him. It isn't always easy to tell.
  9. that sounds quite pretty, its nice when music happens in a spontaneous and unexpected way. Is that one by ABBA?
  10. Its indeed a good festival, good concerts and good lectures too. See some of you there maybe, I will be there exhibiting/trading this year.
  11. Hello concertina players Recently I wanted to make some recordings to demonstrate my new concertina designs being played and thought it would be nice to record Cohen playing as he is a musician who I admire. Kindly he offered to help. We made two recordings, the two concertinas played are a C/G Anglo and a G/D Anglo, both made with concertina reeds. Look here to learn more about these instruments: https://wolvertonconcertinas.com/advanced-model/ look here to learn more about cohen and his music: https://cohenbk.com/ Have a pleasant April Jake Middleton-Metcalfe Wolverton Concertinas
  12. fortuna bell knife skiving machines are excellent, just excellent things.
  13. wow I havent seen flame polishing on acetal before, I have seen it done on clear acrylic though. If fast cut is a bit pricey you might get a decent result with brasso on a soft cloth and polishing it by hand in the lathe - though I cant be sure. It will probably be slower than the fast cut, but you probably have a can in the cupboard somewhere!
  14. use fast cut plus and cotton wool, run the lathe pretty darn fast and hold the cotton wool (dipped in fast cut) against the button, works well in general but its a bit slow. A quicker non lathe approach is to use a high speed polishing mop mounted on a bench grinder motor and a fine polishing compound on the mop (the same sort of thing you might use to polish a bit of brass). Rotate the button slowly while polishing - this approach is quicker but potentially easier to polish away bits of the button unevenly as its a bit aggressive, if you use the latter technique be careful as you do it but it can be made to work well.
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