The Multipurpose Tailor’s Board or Bigelbok is designated for the wet-heat processing of garments (WHP)
The Multipurpose Tailor’s Board has 4 working positions: three in horizontal direction and one in vertical direction, and it also has 12 functional surfaces which allow to easily perform:
The Board is also suitable for shaping caps of set-in and raglan sleeves.
The Multipurpose Tailor’s Board is made out of the hard wood species — beech tree. When manufacturing the Board, we use only broadleaved wood species which do not produce any resins as it happens with coniferous wood species – and this is a very important point in the wet-heat processing that allows not to spoil your products.
The Board is designed with hidden fixings. It is manually smoothed and polished in 7 stages so that it can be used for work with delicate fabrics while bringing joy to you during the working process as it has even surfaces and smells sweetly like wood. The Board is easy to use and does not require a lot of place in your sewing workshop.
The Multipurpose Board is designed with bendings of different forms which are suitable for various WHP-operations. The pictures which describe the functions of all components of the Multipurpose Board can be found in the gallery at the top of the page, and the full description of the functionality of the Board is given below.
The functions of the Multipurpose Board Bigelbok:
The Board allows to iron garments both from their outer and inner sides – it fully depends on the kinds of fabrics processed. You should use a pressing cloth when dealing with demanding fabrics.
The Tailor’s Board may be multipurpose in many respects, but it does not allow to perform the following operations: the WHP of bra and corset cups; shaping bust protuberances. These functions can be performed with other Boards, such as the Tailor’s Boards Cup and Bust Area Combined. With our catalogue, you can find and order both of them.
The wood used for manufacturing the Tailor’s Boards is not covered with any substances, such as varnishes, oils, any kinds of wax, etc.! If any Boards manufactured with coatings of such substances on their surfaces would come into use during the wet-heat processing (WHP), they could leave marks on the surfaces of garments (on fabrics). So, when manufacturing our Tailor’s Boards for the WHP, we use nothing but the wood in its pure form (without treating it with any substances) which means that the only operation which our wood is exposed to is mechanical and manual smoothing. We ensure the best-quality smoothing, but the Board can get rough just by its first use during the WHP. It is a normal reaction of wood exposed to moisture and steam produced by an iron. The same reaction can result from wet or moist hands (palms). There is no need to worry about it. When appeared, the roughnesses can be easily removed with 320 and 600 grit sandpaper for wood. Rub carefully the rough areas with sandpaper. Do it in consecutive order: first 320 grit, then 600 grit, and with the grain, if possible (the grain looks like stripes or streaks). After smoothing and before using, the surface of the Board must be cleaned from wood dust appeared there. Over time (it can go faster if the Board is actively used), the roughnesses will disappear and the surface will get smoothed in a natural way while becoming unrough and matt.
Be sure to learn the maintenance recommendations for the Boards at:
|Dimensions||32 × 18 × 13 cm|