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  1. Hat Making Tool: Rounding Jack, w/Laser Engraving for The Penman Hat Co.

    This Maple Rounding Jack has been (SOLD). Rounding Jack Serial Number #2008-09 Cutting Capacity: 1.25" - 8" Cutting Path: Clockwise Materials: Maple, Walnut, Brass, & Abalone Shell If you are looking for a Rounding Jack, email me for more information at: [email protected]
  2. Recrafting a Maillard, made in Paris, antique Formillon, a hat maker's tool for measuring heads

    Project: re-crafted Maillard Formillon, a hat maker's tool Materials: Brass, Steel, Wood, Cork, Tin Solder, Glue, Wax I included a photo of a past Conformateur restoration project, so that you could see how the two tools work together as a set to measure a person's head, and translate that to...
  3. Hat Making Tool: DeCou Rounding Jack, Walnut Hobbyist-Hatter Model, Counter Clockwise Cutting

    Rounding Jacks are used to cut the brim to size, using the oval of the crown as a guide, allowing the hat maker to quickly and easily, cut the brim the same width all the way around the hat. Video: What does this thing do? Watch this video by California Custom Hat Maker Tom Gomez from Premier...
  4. Hat Making Tool: DeCou Rounding Jack, Walnut Hobbyist-Hatter Model, Clockwise Cutting

    ---------------------------------------- Email for more information at: [email protected] To check inventory of Hat Making Tools, or to commission a tool, start with this link to Etsy.com Customer Review of this Rounding Jack, click here to read ----------------------------------------...
  5. Hat Making Conformateur Formillon Shape Measuring Tool Millinery Custom Made

    This is a mated set of Hat Making tools used to measure the head size and shape of a person's head. The custom Hat Maker is able to take these measurements using the Conformateur, and transfer that shape/size to the Formillon, make a record of the size for future hats, and then shape the hat to...
  6. Hat Making Conformateur Formillon Shape Measuring Tool Millinery Custom Made

    This is a mated set of Hat Making tools used to measure the head size and shape of a person's head. The custom Hat Maker is able to take these measurements using the Conformateur, and transfer that shape/size to the Formillon, make a record of the size for future hats, and then shape the hat to...
  7. Hat Making Tools: Restoration and New Parts for the Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon

    ---------------------------------------- My work on this antique Conformateur & Formillon consisted of: Building all new wooden "L" Shaped Ebonized Walnut finger keys Building one new brass Push Pin on the top, and doing a thorough calibration and cleaning. Replacing one broken...
  8. Hat Making Tool: Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon, Custom Designed Carrying & Storage Case

    This project is a Custom Designed Carrying Case for an old Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon hat making tool. The finish is Black Lacquer with Brass Hardware. To Learn more about the Conformateur and Formillon, click here to read more...
  9. Hat Making Tool: Restored Maillard Allie Formillon, with a new Plot Base Board, and Thumb-Nut Wrench

    This is a hat making tool, used to transfer the head shape measured with a Conformer or a Conformateur , to the actual sweat band of a hat. This allows any bumps, or dents in a person's skull to be translated to the shape of the hat. ------------------------- Purchasing Formillon (Formillion)...
  10. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Just got the plunge router attachment for my dremel. Looks like a cool little item. No bits yet, but I figure I'll start with the 1/4" straight bit for pattern routing (the pick up cavities in my guitar project to start). It comes with a pattern insert for the base. Some round over bits will...
  11. Wood & Lumber
    Hey, just wondering if anyone had any expertise or opinions on this. I have a bunch of cherry from some cabinetry I disassembled, it had a stain & lacquer finish. I have ripped and planed the material so all the outer surfaces have been removed, but I'm concerned about the potential dangers...
  12. Blogs
    Hat Making Tool: Prototypes #1 & #2 of the DeCou Studio Formillon and Conformer Update 2-19-2009: For photos of the restored Maillard Conformateur & Formillon For photos showing another restored Maillard Formillon here And photos of a Carrying Case for the Maillard Allie Conformateur and...
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