Millinery tools

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Project by IBall posted 01-15-2013 06:05 PM 2660 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second set of millinery tools I have made. I was approached by a hatter that needed some tools made and sent me some pictures from an early 1900’s book and description of what they did. While researching the tools deeper I found that foot tollikers were all right handed. A lefty would have trouble using it or they would need to get find a left handed version. I decided to redesign it so that it would be comfortable and functional for either hand.
Once I had the design the done, I made him prototypes from scrap wood to get the shape and feel right.
Once he was happy with it, he asked me to make them in red oak. He was thrilled with them so I made a third set to sell.

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 06:30 PM

Very unique project,looks good.


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#2 posted 01-15-2013 06:36 PM

Nice tweak to the design.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 06:09 PM

Good looking project. Nice to make it ambidextrous.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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