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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 08-11-2016 11:25 AM 1955 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Full size cowboy hat made from Sweet Gum. It is a shame but it is just too small for either my wife of myself. Made another from cherry but blew a hole in the side. Waiting for more wet wood
Yes c and c welcome

Ron

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 11:31 AM

Very nice Ron, is it two pieces or a lot of carving?

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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becikeja

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 11:48 AM

cool hat

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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scrollingmom

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 12:10 PM

Nice looking hat.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 12:39 PM



Very nice Ron, is it two pieces or a lot of carving?

Bob.

- BobWemm

Bob no carving fully turned and the bend the brim. The hat weighs in at 6 ounces

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#5 posted 08-11-2016 12:41 PM

Real nice Ron, like Bob asked above, is this two separate pieces of wood turned then joined up? If so you have the grains well matched up. Well done, nice project. Your answer was just posted, thanks.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 01:18 PM

Ron, I’m not a big fan of C & C work

UNTIL NOW ! beautiful hat and great work

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 08-11-2016 02:31 PM

Great looking hat. The grain pattern really adds a nice touch.

-- Julian

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#8 posted 08-11-2016 04:45 PM

Ron, that is really a cool hat!!
I visited Uptown Gallery and saw all your projects and those of many other of our guild members.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 08-11-2016 05:55 PM

This is what it looked like when turning. It was a block of solid wood that was 18 inches wide and 9 inches tall. The hat is from this one solid piece

Ron

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Ronald G Campbell

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#10 posted 08-11-2016 05:56 PM



Ron, that is really a cool hat!!
I visited Uptown Gallery and saw all your projects and those of many other of our guild members.

Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Glad you went out. Selling has been great from that show

Ron

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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leafherder

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#11 posted 08-11-2016 07:53 PM

Fantastic! Wish I had known to work the wood wet 10 years ago when I had my Sweet Gum tree cut down – tree company said the wood was not good for anything and all I managed to save was one small chunk of trunk which quickly checked and cracked and one small branch that turned into a beautiful cane. Beautiful hat, thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 08-11-2016 09:13 PM

another fabulous piece Ron, you’ve got these hats down to a fine art :)
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 08-11-2016 11:53 PM

Nice job!

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Bob Collins

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#14 posted 08-11-2016 11:55 PM

Thanks for showing the progress picture, one great way to use the wood when still wet.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 08-12-2016 01:40 AM

Very well done Ronald!

It looks like an exercise in having very sharp tools and lots of patience to go very easy as you work.

Now a question how does the inside get from round off the lathe, to head shaped so you can wear it?

-- Regards Rob

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