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911377brian

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Starting an unwise project
« on: June 01, 2016, 06:59:46 PM »

Well, the Unwise Project to pimp a Saxony box is complete, bellows re papered and retaped, woodwork and metal corners buffed and all in all it's looking very smart indeed. Down side is it plays like a dog, the bellows are stiff and it's harder to play than any other box I own. Oddly it's pretty well in tune and airtight; refacing the pallets and spoons helped a lot there. Upside is through trial and error I am now quite the lad when it comes to repapering and taping bellows and refacing pallets. I didn't finish up with a playable box but I've learnt a few skills. It will be appearing in a local auction soon, I don't have the balls to put it up on Melnet. I would have liked to put some before and after piccies up but the system has me baffled....
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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 07:02:35 PM »

When are you free to do our front room?


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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 07:05:27 PM »

You need to put the pictures up on t'internet somewhere and then link to them. If you want you could email them to me and I could shove them somewhere and supply the links.

Alternatively you could get a young person to help you    ::)

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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 09:27:11 PM »

Thanks Lester, I'll send them to you, you're young enough to do it for me..and as for you Sir John, I'm not really up to papering a baronial hall, I'm getting on a bit...
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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 10:01:20 PM »

Pictures from Brian's IT Help Desk









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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 10:04:15 PM »

Lester, you're my Main Man...... ;)
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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 09:11:45 AM »

I was highly amused by your comment that it 'plays like a dog'.

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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2016, 03:09:40 PM »

I can't say that I've ever owned a melodeon that chewed my slippers....

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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 06:32:44 PM »

Heard some that chewed my ears.
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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2016, 05:55:26 PM »

Lester, I can't see any pictures or links!
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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 06:26:41 PM »

Lester, I can't see any pictures or links!

They were hosted, along with my website, on a free bit of webspace from Virgin. Seems Virgin have shut the free stuff down. They swear they sent me an email  :-X

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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 07:02:46 PM »

Have you lost your website as well?  :o
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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 07:05:34 PM »

Have you lost your website as well?  :o

yep  >:(

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Re: Starting an unwise project
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 08:11:21 PM »

All for helping a chum...sorry Lester :-[
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