Top Hat

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 753 days ago 1052 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I scored a bunch of fresh box elder and used a piece to turn this top hat. The hat is 5 inches tall and the brim is 7 inches across. Wall thickness is very thin – if you hold the hat up to a light the light will shine through the hat. Hat weighs in at 1.6 ounces! I also turned a full sized cowboy hat from the same box elder, as soon as the hat comes off of the bender and gets finished I will post photos.

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

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#1 posted 753 days ago

Nice Jeff, do you need my hat size for the next one, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 753 days ago

Looks like a fun project.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 753 days ago

It looks live there is a taper for a bigger top to a smaller at the brim.

Is that true.

Great skill to make something like that.

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

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#4 posted 753 days ago

Karson, the hat does taper from top to bottom – design is just like a mad hatter top hat.

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

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#5 posted 753 days ago

Impressive. Love the red flame swirl.

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

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#6 posted 752 days ago

nice job. I am hoping to get a couple Box Elder trees this spring to cut up. love the color.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 752 days ago

This looks fun and well done. The Box Elder is beautiful wood. Looking forward to the big hat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 749 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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