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Author Topic: Pokerwork metal corners. First post here from complete tyro so please be gentle!  (Read 4720 times)

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Hello. I have come by a honey coloured pressed wood C/F Pokerwork in fair condition all bar a couple of issues, one being some unsightly pitting to the box metal corner brackets. I would therefore like to know if these are removable / replaceable and if so who can supply. The box seems to play ok although the reeds (they're all H marked) on the C row are a bit sick, advice as to sources for replacements welcome.
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Hello. I have come by a honey coloured pressed wood C/F Pokerwork in fair condition all bar a couple of issues, one being some unsightly pitting to the box metal corner brackets. I would therefore like to know if these are removable / replaceable and if so who can supply. The box seems to play ok although the reeds (they're all H marked) on the C row are a bit sick, advice as to sources for replacements welcome.

Hi Steve, best of luck with the box. I had one a while ago and the corner pieces were similarly pitted but under the plating they were brass. So I rubbed off the plating first with 800 wet and dry, then 1000, then polished them up with Brasso. Not an authentic restoration but really looked well with the presswood body, an improvement to my eye.
cheers Paul 
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Hi Paul, Thanks for the quick response. No such luck with this one I'm afraid, they are definitely steel.
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I have a feeling that Theo of this forum may be able to help you with the corners. He had some a while back for one-row hohners, maybe he'll have new shiny pokerowrk ones too!
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Hello. I have come by a honey coloured pressed wood C/F Pokerwork in fair condition all bar a couple of issues, one being some unsightly pitting to the box metal corner brackets. I would therefore like to know if these are removable / replaceable and if so who can supply. The box seems to play ok although the reeds (they're all H marked) on the C row are a bit sick, advice as to sources for replacements welcome.

Pip is quite correct I do have some of these metal corners.  They can be very tight and tricky to remove, especially if there is some corrosion on the inside surface where it contacts the wood. 

It is rare that reeds on these old boxes need to be replaced, usually they need a good clean, new valves and fresh wax, then they are ready for a couple of decades of reliable playing.  If any are broken I have spares.  Its usually best to do all the reeds at the same time, if you just do one row so it plays well you will then notice the problems with the others!
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Hi Pip, Theo, Many thanks for the replies. Theo, I'll drop you a line now.
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Welcome

Honey's are my favorite  Pokerworks

Does yours have the honey colored fingerboard or black?

I used to get the corners from Hohner

I have been sucessful in prising them off... but take care the wood is soft

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WELCOME TO MELODEON.NET!!!!!!
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Many thanks!  ;D
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Welcome

Honey's are my favorite  Pokerworks

Does yours have the honey colored fingerboard or black?

I used to get the corners from Hohner

I have been sucessful in prising them off... but take care the wood is soft



This one has a honey coloured fingerboard which seems to have seen a fair amount of use in the past.
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