I Turned A Hat Into a Bowl

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Project by rance posted 03-02-2012 04:51 AM 1567 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I might have mislead you just a little a few weeks back. My so-called Cowboy Hat has been finished. I put three antennaes on it and now it makes a pretty good bowl. :D Thanks go to Mark for leading the way on this. Wood for the bowl is zebrawood, with birdseye maple for the legs. This was my first time to try Waterlox oil gloss finish. I think it will get a 2nd coat tomorrow.

BTW, making the three legs was not easy. I really wanted them more wiggly rather than diamond-ey but that ain’t as easy as it looks. One is easy, two is difficult, and three was just out of the question(for this time at least).

All comments and criticisms are welcome.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 05:16 AM

Nice grain…...............

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 12:41 PM

that’s downright flashy. really like the wood combos and design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 03:08 PM

Agree about making copies. You need a lot of patience.
Looks like you got it right though. Nice one.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 04:43 PM

Hey Rance! I like this alot!
I think you knocked it out of the park!
Great looking bowl, Great Job!
Keep it up my friend!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 09:02 PM

So…bowler hat, then?":

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 09:59 PM

Yes… a Bowling Hat!
(I thought I had said that… better late than never)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 12:24 PM

Hi Rance,

Looks good to me.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 04:41 PM

I see that you pull a hat trick.
Works for me.

Looks great.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#9 posted 03-07-2012 04:33 AM

Yes hh, it was a hat trick. Thank you all for the kind comments, AND for not lynching me. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 01:50 AM

Very cool. Love that zebrawood!...........Jim

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

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