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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2017, 04:14:46 AM »

It's ok though if you use wax instead of glue...(:)

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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2017, 03:45:38 PM »

I don't know how to measure bellows, so I am baffled, but these seem to be the same size as my old bellows. So does anyone think they's fit?

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how far did you go with the bellows sir John? I have 2 extra of this bellows-new never used-( and they will fit on the the Koch)  and plenty of book binding cloth if you want to re-tape your old one- if you like the colour I have that is of course - I've used on 2 Koch's & they all look good. PM me if if you like.   
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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2017, 03:56:26 PM »

Well I have exchanged emails with Igor, but I have not actually posted them to him. When you say you have same bellows, does that include covered frames etc?

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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2017, 10:21:51 PM »

I have same bellows as what Charlie offers for sale,  not the original Koch with wide frame.
the one with white stripes,it's not the same quality a bit stiff but cheap £50 :)  Igor's make much better ones have to say.
is your original bellow realy bad that can not be fixed or are you not up for the job?

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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2017, 09:43:22 AM »

Those are a different fit frame to the Koch I have.
The existing bellows are worn down past the binding, and the card is worn in consequence, they are split where they join the frames, and there is at least one metal corner missing, and another taped up with masking tape.

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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2017, 09:57:29 AM »

John the only bellows frames you can buy new and that will fit are Hohner.  If your existing frames are not damaged you just cut them off the old bellows, clean up and glue them onto the new.  It's not difficult.  You need a board and a heavy weight to clamp while the glue dries.
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Re: First attempt at box fettling
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2017, 11:27:33 AM »

you will have to use your old frame regardless sir John,even if you buy a new set you still use the old frame.If the diamond gaskets on the folds are OK not not leaking rest of the bellow can be saved and new tape a few corners will bring it back to good shape for many more years.   
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