My first Cowboy Hat

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Project by rance posted 01-22-2012 08:06 AM 1614 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, howdy pardner. So mini things to do. I’ve wanted to turn a mini hat on my mini-lathe and I finally got around to it. It is Zebra wood. I havn’t applied any finish as of yet. I’m thinking maybe an oil of sorts.

Yeah, its kinda thick. It goes with my thick head. Do you think Festus would wear it?

Edit: Updated HERE.

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 08:12 AM

Don’t look like a 10 gal hat to me… LOL

Nice Hard Hat! LOL

... from parts of a 2×4? LOL

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 08:13 AM

Cool turning Rance ,but this looks more like a derby rather than a cow boy hat.

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 08:19 AM

A 10oz hat maybe Joe? LOL!!! Yeah Jim, maybe a Derby Hat. :)

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 09:32 AM

That would fit Uncle Festus… yes I got the reference…LOL…. Nice turning nonetheless…

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 10:31 AM

Are you sure it is a hut or army bullet-proof helmet? Whatever, the smallest is the hardest and you’ve done it very well.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 03:52 PM

nice, looks like a Charlee Chan

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 04:41 PM

Nice turned hat. If you make one out of ebony, you will have a Charlie Chan derby!!

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 05:06 PM

You’re almost there rance. Just steam bend those sides up a bit :)

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#9 posted 01-22-2012 05:40 PM

Good call , most people don’t realize more cowboys wore derbies then what we think of as the traditional cowboy hat . Yeah I’m I’m a history Geek .

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 04:23 AM

Rance, That ain’t no cowboy hat! Looks like a derby to me (Made for a really pointy head). LOL

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#11 posted 01-23-2012 05:08 AM

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 06:53 AM

very mini nice!

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