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About hielandman

  • Birthday 05/31/1956

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    Music(banjo, concertina, tin whistle, tenor guitar), mostly Irish, Scottish, and Maritime, plus regular folk, and old country and old rock/pop. Leather work,metal work, instrument repairing, canoeing, fishing, and camping, not to mention parenting!
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    Upper Delaware River Highlands of NY

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  1. Hello, Greg Jowaisas, a frequent contributor here, makes excellent Concertina Cases. I have a three instrument case from him. Sorry there are no pictures, but I am at work(on break!), and the case is at home! If you need/want to see it, let me know, and I will post some this evening when I get home from work. Good luck, and take care, Don
  2. Hello David, I've just sent a PM. And, should any of these be sold on this site, the usual donation will be made Don
  3. Thank you Dave! Hope all is well in the U.P., Take care, Don
  4. Hello Stuart, Welcome to C-Net! I just received back from North Americas foremost concertina repairman three 20 button Rosewood Ended Lachenal Concertinas, all in C/G that have been totally restored, new valves, pads, hand straps, tightened up, action set, and tuned to concert pitch. I have one with a five fold bellows, one with a six fold bellows, and one with and eight fold bellows. They are all identical to this instrument: https://concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/anglo-concertinas/lachenal-20-key-with-steel-reeds/ Let me know if you are interested. I was going to post them sometime this week, but, here we are! Again, welcome, there are a lot of good people on here, and very much in the way of useful information. Take care, Don Smith
  5. Greg Jowaisas makes Great cases specifically for that type of concertina, blocks and all. He is a member here, send him a note! Take care, and good luck, Don
  6. Hello TrackieC, A CNET member, Joe Fallon, (Fallonje) has an Edgley G/D for sale, however, he is in Virginia in the U.S.A. But he's got one! The posting is currently on page two of the for sale forums. Good Luck, Don
  7. Well, I am waiting for a phone call from our favorite guitar repair man in Park Slope, and when I get that call, I'll let you know!
  8. Jody, you're too funny! Hope to see you in the city one of these day! Take care, Don
  9. I don't know, good question? Anyone else???? Donald Smith
  10. Hi, I don't want to start trouble here, so I felt it best I removed my comment. Sorry! Don
  11. Hello All, I have a question? Why is this topic in buy and sell? Great to see you around Geoff, you are great!! Take care, Don
  12. Your welcome, Lyle! Well I have to say, an Edgley Heritage model is a VERY good choice! Frank Edgley is an exceptional craftsman, and a nice guy! He used to be my repair guy of choice until he started building concertinas full time! I was lost for a while when that happened, then in 2006 I was referred to Greg J. by someone on this site, and he has gotten all my work since then! Good luck with your new Heritage, I am sure the wait will be worth it! Take care, Don
  13. Hello Lyle, Welcome to C.Net! I would just like to point out, that if you were to buy a vintage concertina, Greg Jowaisas, in Covington Kentucky, Is NORTH AMERICAS foremost Concertina repair man, bar none! He has done repairs on every type of vintage concertina, Jones, Lachenal, Wheatstone, Jeffries, Crabb,etc..., from re-tuning to full restoration, including bellows building, from scratch. He can even do the gold embossing(if you were to have a fancy one that had that!). And, he is honest, as well as reasonably priced. He is a member of this site, under his actual name. You cannot/will not, go wrong. Good luck in your search, and take care, Don Smith
  14. Hello All, as for the frozen end bolts, that is not much of a big deal if you know how to deal with it. One of my first postings on this site dealt with asking for help with that, (maybe 2003-2004? Long time ago!), and I think it was old Nickkilby (I think!) who came to my rescue. He recommended the use of a soldering iron on the screw/end bolt head to heat it up(watch it closely!), and, just like heating up any frozen bolt or pipe with a torch, the expansion and contraction of the heating and then cooling will free it up. I've had to do it several times over the years to various instruments I have picked up, and it works, just watch that you don't burn the wood! And Rod, if you don't yet have a copy of David Elliot's book on Concertina repair, by all means get one, it is a great resource. Good luck in your search, half of the fun is in the thrill of the chase! Take care, Don
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