Jennifer Dunlap

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Cleaning vintage straw cloth
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I have just acquired several lengths of vintage straw cloth, most likely produced in the ‘50’s-‘60’s. It has been sitting in an old warehouse for decades and has become quite dusty with some spots of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard May 27.

Treating an old hat block
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I’ve just acquired a vintage hat block. It’s still in beautiful shape but the wood seems a bit dry and I see a tiny crack appearing. It doesn’t seem to have any kind of finish on it. Should I oil it?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darryll Osborne May 27.

Black Buckram
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I am a total newbie and I was wondering in what cases you would use black buckram instead of white?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard Jul 5, 2020.

 

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Treating an old hat block

I’ve just acquired a vintage hat block. It’s still in beautiful shape but the wood seems a bit dry and I see a tiny crack appearing. It doesn’t seem to have any kind of finish on it. Should I oil it? If so, what kind of oil is best? Is there another type of treatment I should use? Any help would be greatly appreciated!See More
Jun 17
Darryll Osborne replied to Jennifer Dunlap's discussion Treating an old hat block
"Hi Jennifer, Firstly, I would expect some level of cracks/ splits on a vintage hat block, it's the nature of wood - as it ages, it shrinks and moves. It's not always related to how the block is treated. Weather variations (humidity/…"
May 27
Elaine Mergard replied to Jennifer Dunlap's discussion Cleaning vintage straw cloth
"Best way to clean is with an alcohol based wipe as it will not wet surface but pick up dust & dirt. Baby wipes usually do not contain alcohol so not suitable. Always test on small area first. Glad it is not old age stains as that is a bigger…"
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Black Buckram

I am a total newbie and I was wondering in what cases you would use black buckram instead of white?See More
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