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Hats from the lathe

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Project by woodbutcher posted 1694 days ago 1496 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at turning hats on the lathe. The one on the left is Hickory and the right hand one is Cherry. Now I just need to find little heads that fit them. I have most of the correct lighting and jam chucks made now so that the future turnings, hopefully will “turn out better”.

-- woodbutcher north carolina





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1694 days ago

Nice work, Ken. I read an article sometime back about the making of these full -sized. It’s quite a chore.

I’m thinking if you go out to the jungles of Africa and locate one of those headshrinker tribes, you might find yourself a nice little niche market for these. :-)

P.S. Stay tuned….. I’m working on a box that has NO square corners.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1694 days ago

Soooo cool! Right up my alley!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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woodbutcher

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#3 posted 1694 days ago

CharlieM1958,
Nice try Buddy, I know you think this would be an opportune time for me to get my head sized for my own hat! Hey I can’t wait to see a box with no square corners. Is it going to be eliptical?

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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woodbutcher

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#4 posted 1694 days ago

Jordan,
Ty, Sir! I’ll bet you could carve one out of one picec of wood quicker than I can turn one on the lathe-LOL!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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Padre

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#5 posted 1694 days ago

Nice again!!

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 1694 days ago

Fantastic work.

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stefang

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#7 posted 1694 days ago

Love those hats. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SgtSnafu

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#8 posted 1694 days ago

Nice looking hats – I can see them flying apart if I were to try that.. ;-)

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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scrappy

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#9 posted 1694 days ago

Hats off to you sir! haha Gotta love the imagintation running loose around this site. Allways something inovative coming from LJ’s. Love it!

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Karson

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#10 posted 1694 days ago

Some great looking hats. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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nmkidd

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#11 posted 1694 days ago

Well done…...who’d a thunk it….a wooden stetson!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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toyguy

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#12 posted 1694 days ago

I have seen a couple of articles on making these hats, but I have never given one a try….. YET

They look pretty good. I can see all kinds of problem trying to turn one of these, you done good !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dennis_MGWW

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#13 posted 1694 days ago

WOW. Those are cool. Simply amazing.

Great job!!

-- Dennis, http://www.maplegrovewoodworks.com/ http://twitter.com/#!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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woodbutcher

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#14 posted 1693 days ago

LJ’ers-TY,
Thank you all for taking the time to look and comment-vonhagen, do you have any of that 20X beaver fur laying around? Let me know and I’ll cut you in on the profits! Uh you will accept a bill for any losses we may incurr, wont you?-LOL Again TY all!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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