New pads: a brief photo essay    

  Homewood Musical 3027 Central Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 205 879-4868

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Freshly cut pads. The above tool is used to check the seat of each pad after it is installed. A jig is cut to match the button holes on the concertina. This maintains good pad/button/hole alignment during repadding.
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Cutting leather spuds Out with the old, circa 1857, and in with the new.  I hope I get as good service.
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It is preferable to maintain an even button height. Almost done.
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