I'm just up to the point of the course where you're about to start finishing the coat. I've noticed that at least up to now you like to use an old, cold metal iron to cool down areas that you've pressed. It looks handy because it's small and I assume, relatively heavy. There's a place in NYC that sells old sewing tools where I might be able to find one.
--Do you use it instead of a wooden clapper because a clapper would absorb some of the steam?
--Do you prefer it because it's more convenient or just better than using an ironing board that suctions away the heat? I've also noticed that you seem to be happy with an ordinary home iron, as opposed to a fancy gravity feed system.