Luthiers Interactive of North Texas (LINT)

The Wee Little Iron (for purflings)

  • 16 Aug 2019 11:56 AM
    Message # 7831774

    I was genuinely impressed when Aaron Ringo bent some stiff purfling into a rather tight circle. He used an "iron" with a very small footprint. Asking him where to locate such a tool, he replied that Walmart has them. Cost there is 29.95 with a 9.95 shipping cost. However, I found the same tool at Amazon, for $7 less. And, if you get your order up to $25, they will ship free.

    Clover MCI-900 Mini Iron is the name. Bending stiff wood is the game. Thanks Aaron for the great tip!

    P.S.-- I believe this tool is designed to iron on adhesive backing to hem lines. Thus, it is a seamstress tool...but we'll keep that to ourselves.

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    Last modified: 16 Aug 2019 12:01 PM | Steve Kinnaird
  • 16 Aug 2019 2:20 PM
    Reply # 7832018 on 7831774
    Bill Bell (Administrator)

    Thanks Steve for sourcing this out.

  • 30 Mar 2021 10:48 AM
    Reply # 10253137 on 7831774
    Craig Olson (Administrator)

    I picked one of these up on Amazon, and it's been really handy - especially in coaxing bindings into tight waists when the original bend didn't quite get them where they needed to be.

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