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  1. Hugh Beaumont

    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...
  2. dragonaxe

    Reshaping a wool Fedora

    Hi folks Are the techniques for reshaping the brim and crease on a wool/fur Fedora the same as a fur one? I've been researching steaming and bashing on the net, and they all show fur hats being converted. So, I'm wondering if I should use the same methods on my wool/fur crushable? cheers
  3. DrRJE

    bashing my new hat

    I got an open crown Fed IV and I'm having a bit of trouble bashing it. Can I get it to look decent? Sure...but it doesn't stay, and it won't form exactly how I want it to. The pinches don't stay at all, and the point in the crown wont stay with as deep a "v" as I want in it. Not sure if it's...

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