I just bought an egg iron. I like it and have used it for a Fedora. I have a block that has many ridges in it, and I end up just going at it with my fingers and a dowel (wraped in plastic) about the size of a pencil. I'm looking forward to what other people think. Those indentations look so sharp, but they are a pain.
I've got a couple of tubes filled with sand - sort of like small door sausages - that I use to sit inside concave areas. I pop them in and then put something heavy on top. These seem to work as the sand is heavy and they stay in place pretty well. I must admit I've not done anything which requires a really sharp edge though. An egg iron sounds like the go though! Has anyone ever used flower making tools??
when blocking where I need indentations, I have found that a plastic bag filled with rice also helps. If extra help is needed set a heavy book on top of the rice bag.
Bridget, you're a genius!
If it works with pastry ....
Right? Sad that so much of what I do reverts back to cooking or gardening, isn't it?
I was taught to pin through some plastic covered electrical wire as this gives a clean edge.