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A Pressing Board

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A pressing board is a tool used mostly in sewing to iron oddly shaped and inaccessible corners.

For some more info on pressing boards see

https://thecuriouskiwi.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/mission-complete-pressing-equipment/

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/FACTSHTS/CT-MMB-214.pdf
 
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Step 1: Cut out the pieces

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I cut them out of an oak board I had in the garage. You could scavenge some old furniture, but keep in mind that you would need to get off all the old finish since you'd use a hot iron and some possibly white fabric on it...

The holes at the head end of the screw are drilled a touch oversize so the screws can pull the boards nice and snug rather than binding in both boards.

I uploaded a .pdf with the pattern I made and used and you can tweak it of just make your own. It doesn't require a lot of precision, but I wanted it so that with my 3/4" thick board the whole thing still ended up being as the same size on all 4 small sides, and so that the three prongs at one end would line up so it can stand on end. Maybe you want something slightly different?

I used boards that were just under 6" wide so I scaled my drawing to make good use of the material. You could probably go an inch smaller or as much larger as you want and it would still work.
dwhite08 months ago
No dimensions? What were the dimensions of yours?
berserk (author)  dwhite08 months ago
Good point, I have updated the Instructable to mention dimensions (I used almost the complete width of a ~6 inch board). I am so used to basing my dimensions around the material I have and around how I want to use things that it never occurred to me to include them... :-)
Danbob18 months ago
Aside from what it may be used for, it just looks nice.
berserk (author)  Danbob18 months ago
Thanks,
You know, I find that most of the time when I work with wood I get that sense of esthetic. If you like the look of wood, try cutting open a burl (one of those lumps on trees) sometime. The grain you get out of there is just gorgeous.
Mindmapper18 months ago
lovely!
oldmicah8 months ago
Very nicely done, and thank you very much for including the links about pressing boards!
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