Finishing the bellows frames
Another interesting router tool (the reed pan router) now enters the stage, though here is used only for a simple task: the cut-outs for the end bolt brass inserts:

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After that Another Jig Will Do - for drilling the holes in the inserts:

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Here we are:

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The end bolt holes are marked on the end box frames, drilled (2mm) and used as mark-up on the brass inserts (for 2.5mm bolts (Wim Wakker, The Concertina Connection)). By now, everything is clearly marked with a pencil - left & right, up & down, inside & outside etc.

You can also see the trace of the hole for the screw in the “inner taper”-jig. It is plugged with the same great 3mm birch wood grill skewers I’ve used before.

The “extras” (0.4 ply + 0.6 veneer) are added to the end box sides and two cosmetic 90° tracks à la Jeffries are routed into them. The bellows frames corners are rounded. So, here we are:

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Colour? Laquer? It will be the Henry Ford version: any color, as long as it is black.

What’s next? Reed frames? Reed pans? Action levers? Buttons? Bushing boards? End plates? Bellows?

Never a dull moment... time for a break.

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