|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 06-28-2009 12:21 AM||9928 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This custom designed Hat Making Tool was a commissioned item, and has been SOLD.
I’ve been pretty busy the past few weeks working on Maloof-Inspired rocking chairs, and since they aren’t finished yet, I’ve not posted much for projects lately. I did take a break from all the rasping and sanding though to design and build this tool late this week.
This hand tool was designed to add a small groove around the top of a leather Sweat Band on a custom hat. It is made to exactly match the old Borsalina Fedora sweat band. The specifics of the groove size and distance from the top are proprietary. The customer sent me photos of the sweat band he was trying to replicate, and then I scratched my head a couple of weeks and then designed the tool for that purpose. I make quite a few custom hunting knives, and so I decided to make the handle as ergonomic and decorative as I do on my knives.Materials:
- Yellow Brass
- Brazilian Walnut
- Abalone Shell
- Heat Treated Steel
Thanks for looking,
Artisan Hat Tools by Mark DeCou Studio
(Do you want to see More? Just follow these links):
ALL HAT MAKING ITEMS THAT I HAVE IN STOCK
ARE LISTED IN MY ETSY.COM ONLINE SHOP, click here to check inventory
- Ebonized Walnut Clockwise with Laser Engraving
- Walnut Counter Clockwise w/Laser Engraving
- Walnut Uni-Directional Cutter
- Maple Deluxe Model, Counter Clockwise Cutter
- Maple Deluxe Model, Clockwise Cutter
- Walnut Deluxe, Counter Clockwise Cutter
- Walnut Deluxe, Clockwise Cutter
- Walnut Hobbyist-Hatter Model, Counter Clockwise Cutter
- Walnut Hobbyist-Hatter Model, Clockwise Cutter
- Walnut Bench-Top Display Stand
- Oak Bench-Top Display Stand
Click here to check inventory
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- “Coming Soon”, please check back.
(Note: This tool design is protected by copyright 2009-2010 by the Author, Mark A. DeCou, no unauthorized use is permitted of the photos, design, or text without expressed written permission.)
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com