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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 02-06-2012 09:02 PM 2 parts 3767 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: An interesting proposition

12-29-2011 08:14 PM by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

A good friend of mine and local Accordion player of note, Tom Pearce, has ask me to collaborate on the refurb/ upgrading of an old instrument He’s done the initial separation of the parts He has asked if I can make a new carcass for it. This could be expensive and time consuming in solid wood (the first idea) but looking at it the plywood body is in good condition with some work needed on the plastic coating (green bit). Tommy is after a natural wood finish instead so I&#...

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Part 2: Some bad news

02-06-2012 09:02 PM by BritBoxmaker | 4 comments »

Well I’d done some work stripping down the box to make re-covering it a little easier and started planning which new pieces we’d need this key board cover to be copied in veneered 3mm Birch ply. I have made a TurboCAD 3D model of the Accordion to help with visualising different wood veneer/ banding finishes. I don’t use Sketchup, I’ve nothing against it, having thoroughly learnt one CAD package I don’t see why I should have to start from s...

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