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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    It's not just you, it's a photobucket issue. As @jlee562 mentioned, they used to not show up at all. I guess technically a blurred pic is improvement?

    There seems to be a quasi loophole if you search for a pic in Google images. The thumbnail is better resolution, but once you click on it to expand it gets blurred out. Not really useful for looking at catalogs but maybe good enough for hats.
     
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  2. Robieman

    Robieman One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for that. I do see some in google pictures sometimes. That may well be the way around it.
     
  3. Jocelyn Levine

    Jocelyn Levine New in Town

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  4. Jocelyn Levine

    Jocelyn Levine New in Town

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    Hi everyone!

    I’m a new hat maker and I’m trying to purchase my supplies/tools but it’s been a challenge since everything is so hard to find or expensive.

    The 2 things I need most are:
    - A rounding jack (or something comparable)
    -A plastic Conformateur.

    Does anyone know of where I can find them for less than $100 each?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  5. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Nope, but for a bit more you can get a fine rounding jack from this fellow. There is a waiting list. @humanshoes

    This fellow uses plastic conformateurs in his business. He may be able to tell you of a supplier. @Art Fawcett
     
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  6. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    Have you been to the optometrist?
    :)

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  7. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    Under $100 isn't all that likely.
    I'm building many of my own tools because everything is quite dear. I'm a carpenter, with tools, and even a couple lumber racks.
    As timing has it, I just blocked some hats and am about to need a rounding jack. Oak is the only hardwood I have around, and I planned to start building myself one from oak tomorrow. I also planned to build three at the same time, because duplicating things you have already tooled up for is pretty easy. You just do each step three times in a row.
    I would consider selling one of my duplicates for $100 plus shipping, though I had been thinking of a little bit higher price point.
    If you're a new member you may not be able to use the message function yet, but I think I can message you. I believe I'll have them complete, finished and ready to use by the end of the week, unless some bugs need to be ironed out.

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  8. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    In the Scientific Hat Finishing and Renovating book, Ermatinger briefly discusses Finishing Powders, as he's talking about luring a hat with grease.
    It sounds like they are powdered dye, or function like they are, coming in different colors to be used on coarse, mottled or steaked hat's. They're kept in bags made of 2 or 3 layers of cheesecloth, dusted all over the hat, then lured into the felt with a greased pad.
    Does anyone know what they are, or were, and if they can still be obtained.
    Some of his cleaning chemicals can't be had unless you go to the dark web; cyanide, for instance.

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  9. Robieman

    Robieman One of the Regulars

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    Yes sir I have, but hasn't helped!!
     
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  10. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    I don't know if you got an answer to your question, but in the book "Cowboy Hat Making Fundamentals" the author Scott Goodwin suggests using 180, 220, 320 grit on a new hat build. He suggests too much sanding may bring out imperfections hidden in the felt.
     
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  11. JessieJames

    JessieJames One of the Regulars

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    too much or too fine ( a grit)?
     
  12. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Too much sanding, too many repetitions or too heavy of paper should both be avoided. For a finished hat a low grit paper would be best. Best to take off too little than too much.
     
  13. Hagwood

    Hagwood Practically Family

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    Hi guys,

    Any ideas about this hat ? It's labeled as a Stetsonian, but all the Stetsonians I have seen are wider brims.

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    Thanks.
     
  14. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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  15. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    the stetsonian name had a long life over many years....many shapes and styles
     
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  16. Hagwood

    Hagwood Practically Family

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    Thanks guys, it is 3X Beaver so it caught my attention.
     
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  17. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase A-List Customer

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    I've seen it on eBay months ago. Located in Texas I believe; shipping cost was to much for me, but is ideal for you.
     
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  18. Frunobulax

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    ^^^^^^What Vic said. That one is a 60s version.
     
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  19. Hagwood

    Hagwood Practically Family

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    I appreciate the info guys. I'll probably hold off on it and see if I can find an older Srtatoliner.
     
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  20. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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    I have a question Texans might be most likely to answer. I don't need to purchase any more hats until I get hat storage issues under control. However, there's a local ad for a good looking western, a rolled brim gambler, I suppose. It's $20, and my size. The ad says it's from Hatters Custom Hats in Ft. Worth.
    Is anyone familiar with them? Am I looking at a true custom, or did some outfit just put "custom" in their name?
    Thanks

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