Cowboy Hat

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-02-2009 02:54 AM 1439 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lathe turned cowboy hat I made from Beatle Kill Maple. It is a small one about 10 inches in diameter. It is sitting on top a walnut platform mounted on a square spike. It all sits on a manzanita burl. These can be made all the way up to fully wearable. The originator of this idea is Johannes Michelson. Everyone doing these still have not mastered the skill he has in creating them. I do not sell these I make them for friends and family as this is not my idea. They sure are fun to make though.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 03:49 AM

How cool is that? You are showing some real talent here on LJ’s, making some envious and inspiring others. I’m on the side of inspired.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 03:58 AM

Dale, I admire the skill it takes to accomplish a turning such as this. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 04:25 AM

That is cool, I’ll have to try one sometime. Nice work and nice wood.

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 02:42 PM

I read an article on turning cowboy hats….it’s a real art form. Great job!

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 02:58 PM

Hats off for a great project

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 03:24 PM

Beautiful. It’s projects like these that keep bringing me back to LJ several times a day.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 04:11 PM

Very cool and very upstanding of you to not want to rip off another mans property rights.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 09:10 PM


-- Dennis Zongker

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