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Pressing ham holder
Where can i find one?
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Date: 4/21/04 5:34 PM

I love my pressing ham, but would like to find a pressing ham holder that would hold it upright. I've seen them being used, but cannot find a source for one.

I know I could probably make one, but I'd rather spend my time sewing. So far the best makeshift solution (which I found on the recent pressing thread here) was to use my u-shaped neck pillow to support it. But that's a bit bulky.

Does anybody have any recommendations? If there is a real quick way to make one (that doesn't involve sawing wood) I'd like to hear that also.

Thanks, Susan

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Date: 4/21/04 7:02 PM

Hi Susan, I bought mine in England years ago it is a June Tailor hamholder a molded plastic one .
I googled a bit and found ham holder for 16.95
I also found a tip added by Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati who made herself a ham holder by cutting a hole in a cardboard box.
Or you can make a ham holder by yourself or any one who is a DIY person see the example at this link it looks very easy to make just a piece of wood or firm material and 6 dowels ( and 6 apropriate holes and some wood glue)
While I googled I got another idea for making one, but I do not know the name of the material which you need but it is a kind of foam which becomes firm and grows in volume very quickly when you squeeze it out of the "bottle" it is very light weight and it is a kind of construction foam which you can buy at DIW stores. You can use that to make a molded holder, squeeze it in a card board box (like the foam has the volume of a large grapefruit) cover your pressing ham in plastic and put the plastic ham in the foam so it will gets the shape you need let it dry without the ham .You can reshape the hole very easy with a sharp knife and use sand paper to smooth it.
Watch out that you do not get spots from the foam on your clothes or furniture because the spots are permanent.
You also can contact June Tailor and ask for the hamholder its not on her website but you never know if she still has one, www.junetailor.com

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Date: 4/22/04 12:51 PM

There was a recent post about June Tailor going all-crafts, so you may not find one there.
I'd try the Clotilde catalog or nancy's notions.

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Date: 4/22/04 1:09 PM

Go to the nearest Sporting Goods store and buy a football stand.  Its one of those things that hold a football upright so it can be kicked.

I got mine at WalMart in fact for about 3$.  Works like a dream.

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Date: 4/22/04 3:26 PM

I've been looking for a ham holder too but haven't had much luck.  That is a great idea to use a football tee!  Thank you Gina!   I'm going check out my local sporting goods store when I get a chance.  Does yours look like this one?

http://www.thesportsauthority.com/product....=family

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Date: 4/22/04 3:56 PM

I too have the June Tailor ham holder but, Gina, I love your idea of using a football tee!  Personally, I don't like the ham holder all that much as the ham tends to slide around a lot.  The tee sounds like a much better (and easier to store) solution.

Ever have a non-sewing friend come into your sewing room and see the ham holder hanging on the wall?  The only ham they know is the type you eat!  The look on their faces is always priceless. :biggrin:

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Date: 4/22/04 4:05 PM

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Go to the nearest Sporting Goods store and buy a football stand.


Brilliant! Now why didn't I think of that? I use my pressing ham often, and have been balancing it with my left hand while pressing with the right for probably the last 20 years... :blush:

(...making a note to buy one of these at the Sportmart I drive by every day)

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Date: 4/25/04 7:31 PM

A football stand - love that idea :biggrin:. I'll give that a try!

Thanks for the input everybody!

Susan

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Date: 4/25/04 8:03 PM

Boy Gina, I'm sure going to go get a football tee.  I had a June Taylor holder, but it was for the contoured ham I guess, because it didn't hold my regular ham well.  You're right Gigi, everyone thought it was for food when I tried to sell it in a couple of garage sales.  I ended up donating it to Good Will.

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Date: 4/26/04 8:22 AM

Sheesh!  I guess selling it in the classifieds is out now that Gina's shared her secret with us. :eek:  Jan, I have both the regular and contoured ham.  The HH doesn't hold either very well.  I think the smooth texture just allows the ham to slide around.  But, it was better than nothing, lol.

The best part will be not having to store that big thing anymore!

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