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    Akubra Riverina Owners

    Obviously very late to this thread. But it appears I am shown on the owners map :) I own two of the fawn colored old original style Riverina. Bought all the makings for a safari conversion but just couldn't pull the trigger. My second is a spare still sitting new in its hatbox :)
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    A Tilley Goes To Angkor

    KC, Which Tilley model is that? A LTM5 or LTM6? Or another...? Thanks! --Bob
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    My new Akubra Leisure Time in regency fawn

    Had the Akubra Riverina not become available for a song, a Leisure Time was going to be mine :) Great hat! --Bob
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    Jiffy Hat Steamer

    ...and as reported in another thread I'm now using the steam wand on my espresso machine to great effect :) --Bob
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    Latest on Fedora Store in Custer

    Andy, Have you handled any of Brad's custom $775 100x hats? Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeew :) I was the Deputy Chief of Supply until LRS was created and that position killed. I retired this past March from CE as one of the Flight Chiefs :) I'm also a retired "mustang" having been both a naval...
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    Stetson Gun Club Catera

    Concur. In that general style the Akubra Riverina currently being sold for a steal ($47.49 delivered) by one vendor who is discontinuing the line simply can't be beat.
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    Latest on Fedora Store in Custer

    Andy, I was talking to Brad (Eye of the West) the other day when picking up a hat he transformed for me. Mentioning that I was both a retired "mustang" and recent civilian retiree from EAFB he countered that there was an avid fedora enthusiast there that did some business with him. That...
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    Akubra Riverina safari-ized

    Mike, I learned about the Mr Clean magic eraser, believe it or not, on a vinyl forum. Folks there were using small pieces of the eraser as a stylus cleaner for the needles that play vinyl records. Certainly proper direction and judicious pressure are keys to successful use in that...
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    Akubra Riverina safari-ized

    Jack, I must admit your hat/pug combo looks great :) I just received the 9 yards of 1" natural cotton twill. I find it too "bright" as is and intend to "antique" it with either tea dying like Mike did or with coffee. I've never done either so I've been doing some googling on line to...
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    hat transformation report

    Thanks guys. I still have the opportunity to cut down the brim further if necessary. Brad and I are taking it slow as once its cut, its gone. Dimensions are similar to the new Akubra Lightning Ridge if I'm not mistaken too. --Bob
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    What Hat Are You Wearing Today 1?

    As described in a hat transformation report thread, I just got this Resistol Quicksilver cowboy hat back from a local hat maker who has completely changed the hat for me. Wore it back from town this morning :) --Bob
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    Akubra Riverina safari-ized

    Well for me the Riverina customization is a work in progress. Here's my first hat reflecting my newbie attempt to extend and deepen the side bashes. My head pushes back against the lower part of the modification accounting for the unrefined look sadly. That and I just took off my eyeglasses...
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    hat transformation report

    In the Akubra Riverina safarized thread I mentioned that I had pulled out a several decade old Resistol Quicksilver cowboy hat with a 7" crown and 4" brim and taken it to Brad Montague, custom hat maker and owner of Eye of the West custom hats. http://www.thelastbestwest.com/index.html...
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    steam wand :)

    It would indeed be interesting to see what other creative techniques folks here have employed to aid in their bashing / customization efforts. I also took the "bait" and created a new topic about the unusual use of espresso machine steam wands over in the espresso machine forum at coffeegeek...
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    steam wand :)

    Feltfan, I always clean the nozzle after each use as well as shoot steam into a small pitcher until any water is gone before steaming milk. So these practices obviate any of the concerns save distance you mention. Glad to read that others have used their machines for this purpose :)...
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    steam wand :)

    Okay I know I'm a newbie and am learning to do things like "bash" hats. I had been somewhat frustrated by no longer having a tea kettle to use. I tried an open pot of water but found the lack of concentrated steam unsatisfactory as I only wanted to work the pinch and not affect the brim, etc...
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    Akubra Riverina safari-ized

    Steve they moved it. Try this link: http://www.lawranceordnance.com/khaki-and-green/images/Folding%20a%20Puggaree.pdf
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    Favorite cigar & hat combination...

    Actually the Heart Doctors are who responded to my needs in the ER. J. Walder did the stint with a senior partner, J. Teixeira also attending. I couldn't have asked for better :)
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    Favorite cigar & hat combination...

    I found the subject of this thread quite interesting. Usually it is what to partake of with a cigar. My choice was always an excellent port with one of my favorite stoogies. Frankly I never gave any thought to what I was wearing while smoking :) But a heart attack on Easter Sunday '06 put...
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    Akubra Riverina safari-ized

    Woowie! Just got a call from Brad. Said he had a small window that was going to allow him to convert my Resistol cowboy hat into a Riverina styled outback number much earlier than planned. I'm to expect a call Saturday to pick it up. I'll have to shoot some pictures I know. I didn't...

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