Hard Heart Hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by HardHeartHats, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. McPeppers

    McPeppers One of the Regulars

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    Thats good too. I could also institute a "no hat no alcohol" policy


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  2. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    Oooh! Thanks for the tip! I had a google and that makes perfect sense - the man I bought them from is located in MO. I don't know what a finger blocking machine is - I've been blocking them by hand and its worked well. I have 5 blocks from the same place. The Green Fedora above was made on one of their blocks - the Red one was from a different set that was purchased directly from someone who's grand father used it. My remaining block has no markings - it was a gift.

    Thanks again for the info. It's really awesome to have more info on my tools. Cheers, N


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  3. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    That should be very effective in bringing in nicer hats ;-)


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  4. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    Not finished yet but here's some work In progress shots of my current project - a dark navy Fedora with cream trim. The pic of the trim is just to show color - I haven't swirled the ribbon or anything. I have matching ribbon coming In 7/8" - I may also bind the edge in cream.

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  5. McPeppers

    McPeppers One of the Regulars

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    Looking good!


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  6. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    I'm still waiting on lining for the Navy Fedora to arrive, so I'm getting started on a black one. I haven't used this block before - its always interesting to get acquainted! No idea what trim I'll use on this one - maybe just black on black but seriously I'm in love with that cream ribbon & I have some left...

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  7. McPeppers

    McPeppers One of the Regulars

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    woah, that there is a big hat mcfly. lol


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  8. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    It'll look less massive when it's bashed, but yes, it is definitely a high crown ;-)


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  9. McPeppers

    McPeppers One of the Regulars

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    Its making my sovereigns feel inadequate. I have my two cowboy hats, and a panama consoling them right now


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  10. HardHeartHats

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    At least they are keeping very good company ;-)


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  11. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    Navy Fedora with Cream & Navy Bow. As usual, this doesn't photograph great in my indoor lighting. It still needs the edge bound in navy ribbon, a lining & hatband. The bow was fun to make. It's not striped ribbon - just something I sewed together from some different vintage ribbons.

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  12. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    Here's a pic that illustrates the color much better. [​IMG]


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  13. HardHeartHats

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    And the ribbon-bound edge is all finished! [​IMG]


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  14. McPeppers

    McPeppers One of the Regulars

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    Quality work.


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  15. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice job on the edge binding
     
  16. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    When are you going to turn Pro, HHH? Always room for another hatter. ;)
     
  17. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    Aw, thanks! I've taken some orders from friends and a really lovely friend of mine who runs a theatre has let me display my hats in his lobby. We'll see where it goes from here!


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  18. HardHeartHats

    HardHeartHats Familiar Face

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    Finished the Black & Burgundy Fedora. Keep in mind - it's not my size hence the silly proportions while on my head! It's also a true burgundy ribbon - my iPhone camera is skewing it way too pink. [​IMG]
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  19. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Very good work.
     
  20. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    +1, nicely done. How do you trim the interiors?
     

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