So. . . it’s been eleven days since my last post. . . and have I been busy!
I’ve been working like crazy on my little accordion, and enjoying every minute of it. I decided to show y’all some pictures.
This is a picture of some of my tools. . . Not a single professional tool among them. Most are dental tools. . . two dental picks and a toothbrush. I have a cutting knife, a small screwdriver, and the funny thing in the center — which happens to be homemade and used for channeling wax in between the reeds. This is not how the pros do it, and I’m thinking I’d like to get the real tool eventually.
Here’s another shot of my tools, and in the back you can see a block of reeds that I cleaned, put new ‘leathers’ on, and rewaxed.
This is an upclose view of the newly waxed and reworked reed blocks.
I’m getting closer to finished with this part of the repairs. And every reed I do makes the accordion sound better. I’m so pleased.
Please do note that I am NOT an professional accordion repair tech. I do these repairs at my own risk. 😀
But I sure do know my accordion, inside and out.