Top Hat

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 03-28-2012 12:29 AM 2121 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 03-28-2012 12:31 AM

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 03-28-2012 01:52 AM

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 03-28-2012 02:08 AM

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. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 03:07 AM

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 03-28-2012 05:16 AM

Impressive. Love the red flame swirl.

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

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 08:54 AM

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

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 11:17 AM

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 03-31-2012 09:13 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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