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Re: VA whalebone ironing board

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  • Geirfold
    Thanks. For the Micarta at the proper thickness it is over $60.00. Way too exoensive for me. Where did you get the linden wood?
    Message 1 of 32 , May 22 9:07 PM
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      Thanks. For the Micarta at the proper thickness it is over $60.00. Way too exoensive for me. Where did you get the linden wood?

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "Terri Morgan" <online2much@...> wrote:
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      > > Could you perhaps use Micarta? It's a fairly affordable
      > > 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,
      > > Nicolas
      >
      > I 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 .
      >
      > 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.
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      >
      > Hrothny
      >
    • Ralph
      ... 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. Ralg AnTir
      Message 32 of 32 , Jun 4, 2013
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        --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, bsrlee <bsrlee2@...> wrote:
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        > 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.
        >

        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.

        Ralg
        AnTir
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