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Project by Napoleon posted 11-20-2011 09:45 PM 1398 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am starting to get serious with my lathe and this is much more fun than turning a pen as i startet out with.

The hats is made out of maple. I made the little one friday and the big one saturday and it fit`s my head so i can use it on new years evening :D

They are made out of wet wood and the thickness is 3mm all over.

I guess i have missed a lot of projekts in here,but i have worked a lot and used my only freetime with the lathe.

Hope you all like the hats :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith





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patron

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 09:59 PM

well done

’blockhead’

glad you are having fun
with the shop
and the new tools

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Napoleon

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 10:07 PM

Thanks David :)

What do you mean with “blockhead”?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 10:17 PM

Hi Napoleon. Those are very nice hats.
I watched a guy make one out of green walnut one day and he used a straight boring bar tool to cut off a ring from the top and then used it to cut a cone out of the middle of the inside to remove a mass of material in one shot. Do you use something like that?

He also used a piece of solder around his head to get the correct size for the inside and cut a ring that shape to put the hat on and slowly clamp it while it dried to take his head shape

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

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 10:47 PM

Hi Jim

I turned it with ordinary irons. I made a cut-off with a long iron in the begining so i got a piece i can use for a mirrorframe. I put the hat i a kind of frame were i slowly pressed it until it fits my head. I measure my head with a big caliper.

Thanks for your kind words :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 11:20 PM

The hats are great! Job well done!

-- Dave -

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 11:23 PM

That is really cool

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#7 posted 11-20-2011 11:31 PM

well a ‘blockhead’
is from a block of wood

if you wear a wooden hat ….....

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 11-21-2011 12:37 AM

Oh yeah, that’s definately more challenging than turning a pen! Congratulations mate!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 11-21-2011 01:58 AM

Oh my! You’ve gone into the ‘advanced’ class to do those. Very nice job. Were they Fun, or Stressful to do?

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 11-21-2011 02:09 AM

Great work !

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#11 posted 11-21-2011 03:38 AM

What an ambitious project. I have wanted to try my hand at this. Way to go, man. I like it

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 11-21-2011 04:10 AM

looks real good,you cant tell it from the real thing,good work

-- Punk in PA

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#13 posted 11-21-2011 12:28 PM

Well done…..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Napoleon

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#14 posted 11-21-2011 08:10 PM

Sodabowski, yes it is and thanks :)

Barps,it was a mix of fun and a little stress but mostly fun;) the diffikult part is that when you work with maximum thickness of 3mm there is no second try :D

Ken go for it :)

Thanks for your comments all of you :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#15 posted 11-21-2011 08:16 PM

Napoleon, the hats are great. Not being much of a lathe man, I’m not really sure how you did it. It looks a little delicate.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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