The concertina was developed in England and Germany, most likely independently. The English version was invented in 1829 by Sir Charles Wheatstone and a patent for an improved version was filed by him in 1844. The German version was announced in 1834 by Carl Friedrich Uhlig.
this is a tipical Concertina
Now, what really matters... the tutorial...
1- a piece of paper, with a straight edge
2- a ruler (centimeters of course)
3- glue (the common one, not industrial, we don't want mess)
4- pen or pencil
6- two flat Tile 1x1
7- Minifg Consertina player
the color of the paper is on your likes for your concertina
draw a line of 14 cm by 0.5 cm, using the straight edge of the paper, and then, draw segments of 0,5 cm on all the paper line
I used squares of 0.5 cm because the Flat Tile is 0.7 cm, and so the paper does not exceed the brick
fold the piece of paper in to a zig-zag, and then, cut in the half
crossover each zig-zag, but perpencicular, this is how gives the body to the concertina
paste only the last two sides of each zig-zag (use only a little glue )
now, only remains to put a little glue on the Flat Tiles, providing a grip to the hand of the musician
and that's it, you have a concertina, and so your crew will have something else to distract
now.. 3,2.., 1.....
"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest--
...Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest--
...Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
remember, the player can't have hooks....
Questions, comments, (improvements) any you want!!!
Edited by Brig. Brick, 07 September 2010 - 05:41 AM.