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Hohner screw in bottom feet. One is missing, so I took a piece of wooden dowel..drilled it for a screw..chucked it up in my little mini lathe…turned it down…sawed in some grip indentions …painted to match the used one. Close enough.

Edit: acceptable repair. It’s a Hohner Pirola III. Painted aluminum body.
 

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Very nicely done! Looks like a lot of work for a "simple" part. But you showed that it can be done!
 
..chucked it up in my little mini lathe…turned it down…sawed in some grip indentions …

Good for you!! It’s great when you can easily make something, especially for a broken or missing part when a replacement is not readily available. I have numerous friends that “take advantage” of me (with my hearty approval, of course!) when they need something made or repaired. Some of my fiber spinning/knitting/weaving friends are especially easy to please! The other day my accordion tech asked if I could make him a special crochet hook.

Is that a Unimat? I gave mine away (to a teenager who works on clocks) when I got my larger metal-turning lathe, but it sure was handy at times (portable!)

For me, metal and woodworking tools present something similar to the accordion dilemma - is it possible to have too many?? One of the best things I ever did, maybe 10+ years ago, was to spend 3-4 years working every day to build a 24x62’ shop, thinking (ha) it would be more room than I could use. (In addition to play, I use the shop a lot for teaching, mostly woodturning.)

JKJ
 
Is that a Unimat? I gave mine away (to a teenager who works on clocks) when I got my larger metal-turning lathe, but it sure was handy at times (portable!)


JKJ
Yes. I have a couple of Unimats. Had them for decades. I find it much easier to make small parts on the little unimat. I used to have an old 1960s Mercedes. The rubber oil cartridge ring fits the unimat as a belt. ;-)
 
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