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Skoto88

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I need to redrill the bellow pin holes on my corona. Any tips on how to do this? Should I fill in with wood filler and redrill in the same spot or move the new holes to a diffirent location with solid wood. The bellow frames are new so the existing holes on the bellows are not over sized.
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Take this with a grain of salt, since I've never tried it, but.....

Assuming the pins you have fit the bellows frames, I would suggest using the same hole locations as before since you said the frames are new and not loose. Also, instead of wood filler, I would use something like a small amount of epoxy or something similar that would set very hard. Wood filler can tend to dust or flake over time, especially in an area that has pins moving in and out of it semi-often. 

Curious to see how it turns out when finished
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Thanks Cantu. I’ll fill em in with epoxy and redrill. I’ll post some before pics soon.
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Epoxy works, but I usually use carpenters glue and a snugly fitting peg of pine.
Do both the frame and the body of the accordion.
Trim off the wood sticking out before the glue has dried.
You will need to measure your bellow pin diameter and get a drill bit slightly under that size, number drill bits are good for this and can be found at many hardware stores.
Drill a hole in a block of wood before you drill your accordion and see if the pin fits correctly. It should be snug but not so tight it requires a hammer to get it in.

If you need new gaskets now is the time to replace them as this will affect the hole position.

Im my shop we usually have one person drill the new holes (in the wood you filled in) while a second person presses the accordion together, this gets a good gasket seal.

A tip is to make sure the pins you are using are long enough to go through the body and the frame, otherwise they will work themselves loose again after awhile.

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