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Re: VA whalebone ironing board

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  • Geirfold
    Thank you for all the information.
    Message 1 of 32 , May 25, 2013
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      Thank you for all the information.

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "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.
      >
      >
      > 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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