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  1. Hugh Beaumont

    Any Barbers in the lounge?

    It looks like I am going to Barber School through the V.A. I've been going to a barber as long as I can remember so the culture is something that has been a very important part of my life. I come from the hospitality business and have spent many years as a bartender but would love to get some...
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    Need a custom hat made...for a puppet :)

    Yes, to fit his character, but I am thinking of felt too, Indy style. You guys got me thinking about trying this myself. I am making my puppets, so why not a hat. I'll give it a shot :)
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    Need a custom hat made...for a puppet :)

    Thanks everyone. Yes, spent hours and hours doing searches on Ebay. I've got a small box of hats I've bought via Ebay and other sites that are just too big, even though they are smaller than the normal hat. This is the size I am looking for: If I can't find the size I'll try to make one...
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    Need a custom hat made...for a puppet :)

    Hey coble, thanks for responding. I tried to PM you but your box is full. Do you have something in a 27cm? That's about the size I need.
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    Need a custom hat made...for a puppet :)

    I am building muppet style puppets of a couple of characters I cartoon and one character (A lizard) wears a straw fedora. I am having a heck of a time finding a hat in such a tiny size (very similar to Kermit). I ordered a couple of infant hats, but they are just a tad too big and I also tried...
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    Point taken Tonyb with respect and appreciation to you and everyone else who have replied :)
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    Yes, been learning as much as I can from the internet, but you can only learn so much before you have to start asking questions about specifics. I guess I am misunderstanding some of the videos I've watched on youtube. I am not assuming it's an easy skilled trade/craft, but some of those guys...
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    I've decided to invest a little money in some starter equipment. Could someone be so kind in giving me a list of what is needed to make a simple Fedora with a high crown (I guess Indiana Jones style). Thank you :)
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    What would be a basic equipment/material requirement to make a Fedora?
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    Hi John Thanks for responding. I appreciate it. Lots to consider. Not really looking to start a full fledged business, just something I can do that I would enjoy and if I made some extra income, that would be nice. I love making things and find spending time in my workshop very therapeutic. I...
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    Thanks for the input thus far :) I've nosed around a bit on the net and basically come to the conclusion that hat making, though quite physical, would be a lot easier than what I am doing now. Not looking to becoming rich, just doing something I would enjoy that would bring in a nice second...
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    the reason I am making the inquiry, to find out what is involved to see if it is something I can do. I have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and degenerative Disc Disease. I currently work in a factory with a lot of manual labor, 12 hour shifts, standing and moving. In quite a bit of pain...
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    In Search Of: The Great Hot Dog Stand

    The Original Coney Island here in Ft. Wayne....Omigod they are so good..
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    Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

    I am a disabled veteran and I am looking for a trade to learn to get me out of my current job working in a factory. It's just too hard on me now. I've always had a fascination with mens hats, especially the Fedora. Would love to learn how to make them and turn it into a profession. If there...
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    In praise of Todd's Costumes..

    Yes..I was confused too. I ended up measuring the waist of some of my regularly worn pants and got a happy medium. Todd said that they are sized "actual"..like real dress slacks. Evidently the size you buy off the shelf is misleading (intended to make you feel skinnier than you are). I normally...
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