Low rider hat

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 03-26-2011 03:38 AM 1838 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Turned low rider style cowboy hat. This was turned from ash and finished with clear Danish oil followed by two coats of satin Minwax poly. Hat is less than 1/8 thick and weighs 6.8 ounces. This style hat was a special request and was turned to fit the new owners head. The waterfall effect goes across the back of the hat and through the brim. Inspired by JoHannes Michelsen.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 03:47 AM

I’d be petrified to pick it up, it looks so delicate. I am in awe of those of you who are able to do these kinds of turnings. How do you keep it from cracking as it dries out? Just looking it causes great intimidation.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 03:55 AM

Beautiful Hat!! Great Job!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 04:59 AM

Very impressive.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 05:04 AM

Wow Jeff, Johannes Mickelson would be proud of you with this one, very well done
(I have watched Joh” making several of these at a symposium same years ago on NZ)

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

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 05:21 AM

Goodness me,

more art then woodworking. Looks crisp, real and I love the way the grain paints its own picture : )

Stunning piece of perfection

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 03-26-2011 06:01 AM

Beautiful job on the hat. Nice wood selection

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 11:08 AM

Simply another amazing peice of work. Could not imagine trying to pull this off. Very Cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 02:06 PM

Another nice one…..... great job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 04:30 PM

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#10 posted 03-26-2011 08:07 PM


Ho the h… did you do that ?

I really would like to see a blog over this !

Well done Mr

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#11 posted 03-27-2011 02:38 AM

I like these turned hats. They are so cool. You have a steady hand.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 03-27-2011 05:26 AM


You really do know how to “wack” wood! The workmanship is fabulous and the use of the grain coloration looks superb! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 03-27-2011 03:11 PM

Puts a whole new meaning to “hard” hat! Nice job!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#14 posted 03-29-2011 09:01 AM

Very impressive.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#15 posted 05-25-2011 08:22 PM

Very good job. It’s all them one piece of wood? Without a
leu? Do not bend veneers?

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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