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Project by John Choponis posted 04-09-2014 01:22 AM 1617 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned a maple hat a few weeks ago. Finished with sanding sealer and danish oil.

Inside is 8”

Outside is 13”

6” tall

John





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 01:26 AM

Very neat!! It does give the term “BLOCKHEAD” a much nicer meaning than it used to have!

-- just rjR

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MrGoodCat

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 01:41 AM

I want one. That’s just to cool for words

-- Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick it once and you suck forever.

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Andy

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 01:54 AM

Hats off to you.
I tip my hat to you.
I am brimming with ideas after seeing this.

Seriously, very nice, in fact very cool indeed.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Picklehead

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 02:32 AM

That’s sure to turn heads!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 02:48 AM

Definitely top of the shelf. Well done.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 07:49 AM

I like it.
Thanks for showing.

Bob.

ps. did it fit?? LOL.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#7 posted 04-09-2014 11:09 AM

Hey John great looking hat I need to try one of these

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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steve_in_ohio

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 12:29 PM

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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MasterSergeant

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#9 posted 04-09-2014 01:18 PM

Very cool! I have watched a few videos on the process, I’ll have to give this a try soon.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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LJackson

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#10 posted 04-09-2014 02:55 PM

I have some questions.

  • Is it comfortable to wear?
  • Is it sturdy enough to wear?
  • Is it turned from wet wood, and will it warp as it dries?
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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 04-09-2014 05:02 PM

I’ve always been amazed by these!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thewoodman2000

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#12 posted 04-09-2014 06:32 PM

great looking project! i would like to make one but i would need a bigger lathe! maybe for my boys. I like the pic of the “Snow Log”!!! That should be required turning during the summer!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Pie

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#13 posted 04-09-2014 11:33 PM

Now THAT is COOL.

-- Pie

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