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    I think I just had a personal light bulb moment. Here goes. Shoot me down in flames if you think it's rubbish.

    When looking at photos of very smart pelmets on another forum, I just had to have a virtual nosey around the work room too.

    One thing that drives me mad on a daily basis is the iron flex. In Tradecurtainmaker's workroom he has a very sophisticated 'thing' for supporting his iron and flex so it's always where he needs it over his table. I thought, if I use the high tensile steel wire that you can buy for fine curtains, I could have this above my work area and then attach an extension cable with ess hooks and cable ties so I can stetch it across my work when I need it. I know it wouldn't support the iron, but the flex out of my way would be a start.

  • #2
    Clever girl Jules and well spotted - I made mine out of metal cable from B&Q with pulleys and and an extention cable but there is no reason why your ides shouldn't be just as good. You need to have the cable very tight though otherwise the S hooks or pulleys don't run properly. Have you thought of using pvc covered washing line from your local hardware store ???.......

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    • #3
      That might be better still. I thought yours was some specially purchased bit of kit... I have a little dog and I use the same principal to stop him from straying too far. Lots of washing line spare from that project.

      Glad to see you here.

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      • #4
        Wouldn't have thought you you would need much washing line to tie a small dogs legs together Jules ??

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        • #5
          Speechless!

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          • #6
            Hi

            I am regularly catching my heel in my iron flex and then my iron takes a nose dive of the side onto the floor - thankfully my dog is not laying underneath!!

            Anyhow I am therefore buying a new iron - if my iron is still under warranty before I launch it, I can usually take it back to the shop and say its leaking!!

            I really do need to sort this out!

            Kathy (bull in the china shop)
            K W Designs
            Bournemouth

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            • #7
              Oh Kathy, you are too clever. I'd never have thought of taking mine back when I drop and break them. The last one I bought as yet another replacement is quite good as you put the water in from the bottom so it never leaks on your work.

              I will, however, remember your tip for when I trash it....

              Thanks,

              Jules

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              • #8
                That s outrageous ladies - No wonder irons are so expensive!
                Have you registered your business yet?

                http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                A MyDecozo Directory

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                • #9
                  Having tripped over the lead on my iron regularly I bought a cordless one by Sabichi. The base plugs in and the iron heats up while it sits on the base. Fine in theory but it doesn't stay very hot very long and has a tendancy to leak. If anyone knows of a good cordless iron, I'd love to hear.
                  Jane
                  Jane

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                  • #10
                    I have had three Jane - All the same and all went in the bin There isn't enough time left in my life to wait all that time for an iron to heat up........

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                    • #11
                      Yes It sounds like a great solution - but I have tried it and like you say Jane does not stay hot for very long!!!

                      Kathy
                      K W Designs
                      Bournemouth

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                      • #12
                        I always buy Philips Azur irons, can't beat them and they go into standby if not used for a while, The retail in Argos for £64.99, I bought a brand new one off eBay yesterday for just under £30.00.

                        Philip
                        Have you registered your business yet?

                        http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                        A MyDecozo Directory

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                        • #13
                          I know the one I have manage to launch one of them too - bought a cheaper one after. I did miss it - it was very clever.
                          K W Designs
                          Bournemouth

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                          • #14
                            I have a cordless iron. True it does not stay brilliantly hot for ages, but it totally disengages from the base unit, so there is no flex to worry about. I would like a professional version, but have found that even the model that I currently use is no longer available. I worry that I will not be able to replace it when it gives up completely. It is a Phillips Azur Cordless and does not drip. I saw them half price a few years ago and didn't buy a reserve one, I am kicking myself now.

                            Sue (Lawrence)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Iron Flex

                              Hi i too have flex issues if your experiment works more details please thanks Natasha

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