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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard View Post
    Barb, what is this tool? Is it used to help set the pleat?
    It's called a tailor's clapper, and it's used by tailors to force the steam into the fabric while pushing down with something hard and cool to set whatever you're pressing.

    Any piece of wood would work for clapping pleats - this one is just set up for tailoring and has edges and points for narrow edges. If you use a piece of lumber, just make sure it doesn't have pitchy spots, though.....
    Last edited by Barb T; 22nd July 10 at 05:21 AM.
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
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    Great pics Barb!

    It's enjoyable watching professionals work...and the advice and lessons just keep coming! Kilt straps by Rkilts!...
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." -- Thomas Paine

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