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Midland Spinner



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 7:02 pm    Post subject: Ironing Boards  Reply with quote    

What it says really.
We want a 'proper' ironing board.

Not a mesh one.

Preferably with a flat area for the iron to stand up on, not the wire thingy that it lies flat on & spews steam all over the room while you fold the thing that's finished & get the next item ready to iron.

I've tried googling, but there are millions out there and you don't know what they are like until you've got it home and found it's useless.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What is this "ironing" of which you speak?
A.

Midland Spinner



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As far as I'm concerned it's what you do to cloth before you cut it out & sew it.
And what you do to seams after sewing them to make them lie nice & flat before putting the sleeves into the garment.

But apparently it has other uses - like having nicely flattened linen for a reenactment.

nats



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
What is this "ironing" of which you speak?
A.


Dunno. 'Gainst my religion

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 13 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmmmmm... freshly ironed sheets....lovely!

Luath



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Go for a wooden one, there are new ones for sale now, or go for a secondhand one; I bought mine I the Sue Ryder shop in Ringwood in 1987 - still going strong, and easy to tack over another cover when it needs replacing. Think it will see me out

OtleyLad



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Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
What is this "ironing" of which you speak?
A.


Must be a southern thing. I'll ask Janet, she's from St Albans.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have had a mesh one for 40 years and we get on quite well. My mothers one was solid wood; Dad cut the tree down and made it from there, but it had the drawback that it wasn't adjustable, and it was too low for me. I gave it to the museum service as the asbestos board he used for putting the iron on was breaking up, and I thought it would be better for them to dispose of that than have to have someone in full protection kit coming to the house to remove it.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OtleyLad wrote:
Barefoot Andrew wrote:
What is this "ironing" of which you speak?
A.


Must be a southern thing. I'll ask Janet, she's from St Albans.


If you haven't got an ironing board what do you use for surfing down the stairs?

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


A.

boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought an ironing board was one of those mystical things that people talk about but doesn't actually exist in reality - bit like rocking horse shit.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
OtleyLad wrote:
Barefoot Andrew wrote:
What is this "ironing" of which you speak?
A.


Must be a southern thing. I'll ask Janet, she's from St Albans.


If you haven't got an ironing board what do you use for surfing down the stairs?

Tea tray

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's tobogganing if you use a tea tray. Derrr.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tobogganing?
Ah, sledging, remember, I'm from t' North

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 13 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

*wonders what winter sports are possible with store cupboard items*
A.

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