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Irons and boards

#1 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:38 pm

Made a couple ironing boards and bought a few old irons, two are coal fired and the middle one is propane fired and one little electric that`s on the sleeve board which we made also..

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#2 Post by piller » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:03 pm

Neat stuff. Amazing what people come up with to solve problems. Now all the things to do the same job are designed to fall apart in 5 years.
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#3 Post by .45colt » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:14 pm

Oh Boy Pitchy, I heat with coal and now I can tell Momma that we are getting a coal fired iron !!!! And I will be sure to tell Her that Good Old Pitchy gave Me the idea ! You are the Best. :D :lol: .

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#4 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks piller and 45, sure get me in trouble. :lol:
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#5 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:25 pm

Lenn, you never stop amazing me with your projects....... :shock: :D
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#6 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:28 pm

Those are exactly the reason I dont own any clothes that need to be ironed! :D ( honest I dont!)

Somewhere I have an old iron , cant remember the last time I saw it though...
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#7 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:56 pm

Thanks GK, i don`t iron anything either just like antiques.
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#8 Post by wm » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:15 pm

It must be a symptom of getting old but that brought up a memory …… I used to work at a newspaper in production & distribution and there was a maintenance guy who every Friday would bring in his hot dog steamer and sold hot dogs and brats with steamed buns, home made chili sauce, pickled peppers, brown mustard etc. He used a ironing board to set up his little buffet.

That was some good lunch time eating, sitting on the loading dock, talking sports or current events, enjoying the weather and fresh air.

Thanks for brining back a good memory.

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#9 Post by bmtshooter » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:06 pm

My mother (who will be 100 years old next February) tells about using a gasoline iron when she was young. I checked out a youtube video of someone lighting one...…… :shock: :shock: :shock: …..scary as heck !!

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#10 Post by TANGO 4C » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:33 pm

Great stuff Pitchy !

My mother was using Mrs Potts irons until about 1962. They were simply heated on the wood burning stove.

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#11 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:42 pm

I have one like it but it`s a Howell brand.

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#12 Post by TANGO 4C » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:58 pm

Pitchy wrote:
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I have one like it but it`s a Howell brand.

Wow, very similar !
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#13 Post by OldWin » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:08 am

Nice Lenn.
Ironing board is just beautiful!
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#14 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:10 am

Thanks Jay they`er fun to make, i like the burnt wood look.
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#15 Post by OldWin » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:24 am

Pitchy wrote:
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Thanks Jay they`er fun to make, i like the burnt wood look.
So do I. No bigger crime than painting over the beauty of wood!
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#16 Post by Grizz » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:06 am

NICELY DONE. You have a good eye for making things look good.

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#17 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:39 am

Thanks Grizz. :)
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#18 Post by jnyork » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:46 pm

I still have 4 of the Howell brand sad irons, my Mother used them into the 1950's, heated them on the old coal and wood stove.

In later years, she was fond of remarking that "the only thing good about the good old days is that they're gone. " :D

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#19 Post by M. M. Wright » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Nice ironing board Lenn. My Grandma had several irons with fixed handles that she used some. Mostly to prop her door open with in the summer time. Probly still some of them around here. I've probably told that I live on the old home place and have the accumulations of mine, father, uncle Bob & Grandfather. Now some of my sons are hauling stuff in here to store it.
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#20 Post by Pitchy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:18 pm

Thanks fellers, yep the stuff just keeps pilling up. :)
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#21 Post by Pitchy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:21 am

Today we made a drying rack.

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#22 Post by piller » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:38 pm

Those are handy, and with using wood to heat the house in the Winter they save on electricity.
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#23 Post by M. M. Wright » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:08 pm

That's a really handy gadget Lenn. I love the red barn in the background, we have one that's very similar. Made by Hope's Uncle many years ago. Did you make the noggin knocker with the feather on it? My kids are all card carrying Cherokees so First Nation stuff fascinates me.
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#24 Post by Pitchy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:25 am

Thanks piller and Ron, yep made the head bangers that you see plus a few more with blades on the sides. :)
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#25 Post by Pitchy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:57 am

Better pics Ron.

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#26 Post by M. M. Wright » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:56 am

Wow! Up close those things look lethal. I didn't see the spikes in the background shot. I gotta change my carb today so my pickup runs right, change the seats in the jeep so I can get those big boxes out of my shop. and then move enough stuff to build the new bathroom for the shop. So much to do and so little time. And Esperanza is still convalescing so that takes some of my attention.
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#27 Post by piller » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:10 am

Make sure to watch over her. She is still in my prayers.
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#28 Post by Pitchy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Thanks for the update Ron, prayers up.
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#29 Post by OldWin » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:46 am

The drying sticks remind me of camp. We had em there to dry our "woolies" after a day of hunting.
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#30 Post by Pitchy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:30 am

Thanks Jay, we built another model yesterday and will post it latter, it was a challenge.
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#31 Post by OldWin » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:19 am

Haha ok buddy. I will check it out.
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#32 Post by Pitchy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am

This one was a challenge to make but came out alright.

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#33 Post by piller » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:16 pm

Something like that could also be used to dry meat for jerky. Lots of possibilities to it.
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#34 Post by Pitchy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:24 pm

Thanks piller, it`s a neat design. :)
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#35 Post by OldWin » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:48 pm

That is pretty cool, Lenn. Good work.
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#36 Post by M. M. Wright » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:58 pm

A useful appliance well executed Lenn. I'll bet it was fun making all those slats.
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#37 Post by Pitchy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:42 am

Thanks Jay and Ron, slats were easy on the table saw and the new planer, it was the metal work on the last one that was a bugger.
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#38 Post by Pitchy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:51 am

One more model, have enough to iron, wash and dry the whole town. :lol:

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