|Pressing ALL THE CURVES.|
My father-in-law and husband are absolute legends and between them they have cooked me up some super pressing tools. I bring you:
"The Clapper" and "The Super-Duper-Tailoring-Pressing-Tool" (not sure what it's supposed to be called, a "Tailor Board" perhaps?) that looks like an alien spaceship in certain orientations.
|Beep beep! Take me to your leader!|
My husband got a belt sander for his birthday (a joint gift from several people and including advance pennies for Christmas 2015). He agreed to do the shaping. My father-in-law used to be a joiner and has a massive supply of ex-stock woods and knows all that is worth knowing about these sorts of things. His workshop and industrial tools and extraction system* are the source of endless fascination and monologues from Toddler Button. He very kindly selected and donated the appropriate light-coloured non-staining hardwood (Ramin, apparently).
|A clapper. Not a banger.|
Father-in-law made this epic Clapper, I think it's from a bit of handrail or something. He says it's a "Banger" where he comes from and he knows a lady who battered her ironing board out of shape with one he made before. So it comes with a warning on that front. My seams will be so flat, even if my ironing board isn't!
|Aww it's like a mini ironing board in this orientation.|
The super-duper-tool was roughly cut by my father-in-law on his industrial tools, and shaped and finished by my husband. I can press every curve! WOO HOO!
Also, these tools look beautiful.
*Granddad's 'NORMOUS hoover! Really 'normous BIG!