Mangle Board

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Project by Mike Ogden posted 08-20-2012 03:18 PM 2432 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hand Carved Mangle-Board. I designed this and carved it in basswood, then finished it with a very very thin coat of shellac and a brown-mahogany gel stain, then 3 coats of gel urethane.

See more work at my website and my blog.

-- Mike Ogden,

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 04:19 PM

Nicely carved, but what, pray tell, is a mangle board ?

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 04:23 PM

Mangle boards are basically an older version on the ironing board. Clothes would be pressed dry on a mangle board to avoid wrinkles. The fancier ones are decoration pieces, not really used on clothing, sort of how fancy cutting boards aren’t usually used, just displayed.

-- Mike Ogden,

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 09:11 PM

Thanks, Mike, for the info. I was wondering, too. And that’s some of the finest chip carving I’ve ever seen.

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 10:08 PM

Yet again, another great carving. I never heard of a mangle board, I learn something new very day! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 10:17 AM

grand carving & thanks for the “mangle lesson” welcome to Lj’s

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