|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 07-17-2010 03:22 AM||2404 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
Hat #1 was made to be for my son. It was thin (or so I thought) but it would not bend at all. It weighed 9.6 ozs. He looked at it and said “Indiana Jones”, so I let him play with it until I finally cut it in half (I have enough failures laying around the shop)
Hat #2 I made the next day. I lost focus for a blink of a second, and lost the rim, but managed to salvage it by cutting it down an inch. This hat was much larger than the first, but still weighed 9.5 ozs. I cut it in half (yeah, I do that a lot) when one of my buddies told me that they need to be 6-7ozs to be wearable. In the lower section, it was 55/1000” thick, but gradually went to 180/1000” at the top of the hat.
Hat #3 is on the table on the left. It weighs 7.5 ozs, and is larger than #2 by almost a full inch at the brim. I made it for myself, but it didn’t warp enough along the grain to fit my head. Sizing is still somewhat of an art.
Hat #4 is on the table n the right. I pushed myself to get the weight down. It weight 6.4 ozs, and is the widest brim, but smaller crown than #3. I have a few elements that I will be taking from #3 and #4 for future hats. if you look closely at th brim on the #3 hat, it has a small bead that I like. Same on the top of the crown. The shape of the crown is better in #4.
#3&4 have not been cut in half, but neither one fits the people they were made for. #3 was made from my measurement, but best fits my 4 year old son and acceptably fits my 9 year old daughter. #4 was made for my daughter, but better fits my other 4 year old son. At 4 years old, a wooden hat wouldn’t last…