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Re: History *LINK*
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History *LINK* ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
Here is where Wiley Horne presented the Elliott/Kato material to this forum in 2007.

Here is what I wrote a that time:

My feeling is that anyone who does not see the value of the double iron system probably does not understand how to use it. I know that this puts some people who consider themselves experts into a somewhat lesser category and I apologize for it.


the double iron is a sophisticated instrument. For things to work well everything has to be just so. There is no shame in having trouble with it. If the idea of learning to use hot hide glue turns you off, the double iron is not for you. It takes a fair amount of practice to get a good feel for it. I can say that the benefits of learning are well worth the effort and I would not want to be without it.

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