A method of installing felt bushings in concertina buttons.
Bob Tedrow Homewood Music
3027 Central Ave; Birmingham, Alabama 35209
|Choose an appropriate bushing material, this is english woven
bushing felt available from piano supply houses.Cut the felt to a width that will fit the
inside of the button exactly, leaving a space for the lever arm to move freely. Cut
a tapered leading end
Bushing felt is available in several thicknesses. This example is about .040"
|Thread the tapered leading end into the hole in the button, if you cut the felt to the correct size and have purchased felt of the proper thickness, it will curl to fit the inside of the button leaving a neat hole for the lever arm.
|String up the entire set of buttons
|Snip the buttons apart with a pair of sturdy shears