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  1. 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...
  2. Hat Making Tool: Half Circle Groove Curling Shackles, Pencil Curl & Kettle Curl 2-Piece Wooden Tools

    I have several different sized Wooden "Half-Circle Groove" Curling Shackles available now. The common nomenclature for the type of hat curl someone wants is pretty hard to describe with the common names, such as "Pencil Curl" and "Kettle Curl". To help distinguish between the size of curlers I...
  3. Hat Making Tool: Groove Tollikers, Wooden Pencil & Kettle Curl, and an Overwelt Edge Shaper

    These pictures show Groove Tollikers I've made, used to put curves on the edges of hat brims. ---------------------------------- Sizes Available: Model VGOGT6 - 1/4" (6 mm) Vee Groove "Welt Edge" Folding Groove Tolliker Model DGT6 - 1/4" (6 mm) dia. Double Grooved Pencil Curl Groove...
  4. Hat Making Tool Custom Shape Crown Hat Block Set Long Oval Shape Cowboy Western Hats

    Custom Shaping of Long Oval Shaped Crown Blocks This is a project I did for a custom hat making shop in Texas. This is a "Crown Block", used to do the preliminary shaping of the felt hat body into the shape of a head. I make several other tools that are used for the shaping and cutting, etc...
  5. Metric Hat Making Tool Rounding Jack Brim Cutter Collector Edition Brass Blade Holder Walnut Laser

    Project: Handmade walnut and brass rounding jack for hat makers to cut the brim to size. Project Story: Recently, two different Milliners (custom hat makers) ordered my Collector's Edition Rounding Jacks through my online Etsy.com store The first lady from Berlin, the other lady from...
  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 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...
  8. Hat Making Tool: Rounding Jack Hat Brim Cutter, Walnut Deluxe Model, Clockwise Cutting

    ------------------------------------ To discuss my current inventory of hatmaking tools, email at: [email protected] Just about ALL of the HAT MAKING ITEMS THAT I HAVE IN STOCK ARE LISTED IN MY ETSY.COM ONLINE SHOP, click here to check inventory ----------------------------------------...
  9. Hat Making Tools: Band Blocks, Four handy Styles in Various Sizes and Oval Shapes

    Here are photos of typical Band Blocks, used by custom hat makers. You can check the current inventory of band blocks, and other hat making tools that I build by clicking here --------------------------------- Project Story: Custom Hat Makers use Band Blocks in the final shaping of a hat to...
  10. The Femme Fedora Block

    This was a collaborative project between my wife, who makes and sells high end hats, and myself. Our aim was to create something that fit in the the 1930s & 1940s theme of hats but was not a reproduction of any hat we could find. This block underwent a LOT of modification along the way, but I...
  11. Brim Flange Hat making Tool set flanges Copy of National Chicago #510 Milliners Custom Made

    These photos show a set of nine (9) Hat Making Brim Flanges that were part of a much bigger set of Flanges I built for several custom hat shops this year. The Brim Flange is a tool that custom Hat Makers use to form the brim of a hat, moving the material to turn up, allowing a "snap brim" to...
  12. Hat Making How To Make Video Rotary Work Ironing Center Table Custom Spinning Millinery Felt Straw

    Project Story: This is a woodworking project that was requested by an ongoing customer of my Hat Making Tools, named Tom Gomez. Tom is an amazing and creative person, who has overcome life-threatening health issues to become an entrepreneur pursuing his passion for design, style, and hat...
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