RE: [MedievalSawdust] Re: VA whalebone ironing board
> Could you perhaps use Micarta? It's a fairly affordableI looked it up on google and found a source at amazon.com - the price is very nice. Here is a link to the 'ivory' sheet that they offer: http://www.amazon.com/Phenolic-Opaque-Off-White-Thickness-Length/dp/B00CPRFMSG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1369257822&sr=8-6&keywords=micarta+sheet .
> substitute for bone or ivory, and can be purchased in sheets.
> It can be "aged", or distressed to appear even more natural.
> It's often used in knife making, for handles, and in making
> medieval crossbows in lieu of bone.
> Je Reste,
Its specifications look good but I've never handled the stuff so I couldn't say that it would be a good substitute or not. I can say, as I did when this was brought up on Facebook, that my linden-wood board has been working very nicely for years now and is very close in looks to the whalebone boards currently known.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, bsrlee <bsrlee2@...> wrote:
>Actually everyone I know, that has a copy, reports the copy is falling apart(mine included). Really bad binding for a book that wasn't cheap.
> I did a bit of digging around the Oxbow site. The Pre-order discount is
> 20% - 48 pounds instead of 60.
> Also, the new edition is being bound as 2 parts like 'Weapons of Warre',
> which makes it much easier to handle and should contribute to the
> longevity of the book, my old one volume copy is getting somewhat loose
> in the binding.