Tedrow Concertinas

A method of installing felt bushings in concertina buttons.

Bob Tedrow Homewood Music

3027 Central Ave; Birmingham, Alabama 35209

205 879-4868


http://hmi.homewood.net/bushings/mvc-821s.jpg (43757 bytes)
http://hmi.homewood.net/bushings/mvc-823s.jpg (44855 bytes) 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. http://hmi.homewood.net/bushings/mvc-825s.jpg (29475 bytes)
http://hmi.homewood.net/bushings/mvc-828s.jpg (46650 bytes) String up the entire set of buttons
Snip the buttons apart with a pair of sturdy shears http://hmi.homewood.net/bushings/mvc-830s.jpg (31282 bytes)
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