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Project by woodie posted 12-13-2006 06:08 PM 2290 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 12-13-2006 07:12 PM

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 12-13-2006 07:16 PM

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 12-13-2006 07:18 PM

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 12-13-2006 07:33 PM

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 12-13-2006 07:35 PM

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 12-14-2006 07:25 AM

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 12-14-2006 06:24 PM

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 04-13-2007 07:18 AM

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 03-25-2009 04:49 AM

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 01-27-2010 10:17 PM

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 12-14-2010 06:52 AM

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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