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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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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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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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Thanks piller and 45, sure get me in trouble. :lol:
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Lenn, you never stop amazing me with your projects....... :shock: :D
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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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Thanks GK, i don`t iron anything either just like antiques.
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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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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 !!

As for me and my house, we don't iron anything.
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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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I have one like it but it`s a Howell brand.

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Pitchy wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:42 pm
I have one like it but it`s a Howell brand.

Wow, very similar !
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Nice Lenn.
Ironing board is just beautiful!
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Thanks Jay they`er fun to make, i like the burnt wood look.
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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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NICELY DONE. You have a good eye for making things look good.
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Thanks Grizz. :)
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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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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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Thanks fellers, yep the stuff just keeps pilling up. :)
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Today we made a drying rack.

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Those are handy, and with using wood to heat the house in the Winter they save on electricity.
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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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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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Better pics Ron.

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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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Make sure to watch over her. She is still in my prayers.
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Thanks for the update Ron, prayers up.
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The drying sticks remind me of camp. We had em there to dry our "woolies" after a day of hunting.
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Thanks Jay, we built another model yesterday and will post it latter, it was a challenge.
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Haha ok buddy. I will check it out.
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This one was a challenge to make but came out alright.

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Something like that could also be used to dry meat for jerky. Lots of possibilities to it.
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Thanks piller, it`s a neat design. :)
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That is pretty cool, Lenn. Good work.
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A useful appliance well executed Lenn. I'll bet it was fun making all those slats.
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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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One more model, have enough to iron, wash and dry the whole town. :lol:

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