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I have seen this before, so I tought I would try, and by golly I managed to creat a few of these, with a lot of patients, Hickory-and Box Elder The Hickory hat is 8” in Dia. at the brim, The Box Elder is 11 1/4” at the brim.

-- “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”





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Joel Tille

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#1 posted 2778 days ago

Nice Hats, like the feather look on the box elder. Stategic planning I would guess.

How long does a hat take?
Do you start with a green log?

And welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Joel Tille

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2778 days ago

They look great, thanks for showing them. Are they hollow inside ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2778 days ago

I forgot to mention my size” 7 3/8.”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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woodie

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#4 posted 2778 days ago

Well, it takes around 5 to 6 hours to turn, then a few more hours to bend the brim, and dry. VERY CAREFULLY, I must say. Yes I start with green wood, and add water as I am turning, with water flying everywhere. Yes they are hollow inside, 3/32” at brim, up to 3/8” at the top of hat.

-- “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

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woodie

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#5 posted 2778 days ago

Oh, Dick, I’m sorry my lathe is not big enough to make one to fit, but I am wishing for a bigger lathe.

-- “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

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scottb

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#6 posted 2778 days ago

I’ve seen some of these… seems quite the challenge. Did it take long to get the hang of turning something so large, and thin? Any thoughts of giving a lampshade a try?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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woodie

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#7 posted 2777 days ago

Hey Scott B, take a look at the projects catagory, and you will see a lampshade, Around 30 hours and very carefully, you should give it a try. Actually, the hat is pretty simple, but very slow and easy, I must say. Roger

-- “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 2658 days ago

I have watched people make these and still can’t figure it out. Wonderful job here.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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mmh

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#9 posted 1946 days ago

Beautifully done. I would love to see a video or photos of you working. Very impressive.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 1637 days ago

great job on these… have seen them in a magazine before but my lathe is not big enough… hmmm, new tool soon?

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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hardwoodman

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#11 posted 1317 days ago

great looking hats! I just wish that someone would have a video to show how to make one of these it so amazing!

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