Re: VA whalebone ironing board
- Thank you for all the information.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Terri Morgan" <online2much@...> wrote:
> > Ok, one more question. Was the board finished with
> > anything that gave it a high gloss? or was it just stained
> > and then left alone?
> As far as I can tell, it was sanded to within an inch of its life and left
> bare. The surface is smooth and hard, though, like a well-oiled wood, but I
> cannot detect any sign of oil varnish, or coating on it. Nor is it stained -
> the bare wood is a lovely pale yellow, much like ivory.
> I hadn't really thought about it before. Now it sort of baffles me that it
> has been so pristine looking while apparently unfinished.
- --- In email@example.com, 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.