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  1. Hi, I don't know if these screen shots will work, but here is one of the four Tassie Tiger concertinas I have been working on for the last 6 months, an hour here and there . Sounds nice too. Reeds are hand made from blue tempered steel and clock springs. (I uses a paper guillotine with HSS honed blades to cut the steel.) The shoes arw 2mm hard brass, kangaroo skin bellows, huon pine sound board, blackwood body, celery top frames, titanium screws for reeds to shoes, german silver end plates, riveted levers, kangaroo skin pads over acrylic felt on compressed board palates sealed with red finger nail polish, german silver rods and buttons. Silicone fishing line protection tube for button /action rod connection, phosphorous bronze springs. Rabbit skin glue all parts. I had fantastic fun building it, and its mates. Am now thinking of a B Griff concertina, but can one get ones fingers into the required shape?: it so, one little 40 button concertina will be able to play all keys and have a free bass for cording if one desired, and ones fingers were like rubber: anyway it is something to think about. David Hornett
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