Western, anyone?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by kokopelli, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Lone Star Hatters- 2 3/4 brim, 5 1/2 open crown
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  2. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    In the middle of putting this 10X Quality Beaver Brand Western back together. Had to block this up a couple of sizes and even out the brim to 3 1/2 inches after the size up. New sweat's put together and ready to sew in. I'll be keeping it Western. I'll have more when it's finished...

    Also pictured is the Rounding Jack I got from Rick at the Phoenix Hat Company and a band block that Rockwater made for me. Both are very nice tools to have and were made by two of our own Lounge members...
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  4. Cornshucker77

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    Thanks Perry!
     
  5. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Texas Hatters Half-Breed needed some outdoor time.

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  6. Bamaboots

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    Too hot for just about any hat much less a black one. Perfect morning for sitting in the AC in front of the J-1 and reshaping the No. 1, though. Put a little more roll in the fenders and raised the back of the crown and lowered the front as much as I could.
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  7. Cornshucker77

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  8. Looks just fine to me BB. Do you roll the fenders by freehand or do you use any kind of guide?
     
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  9. Bamaboots

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    Thanks, HJ. Usually freehand, using my thumbs on the inside of the roll across my chest or stomach as I stand, trying to achieve that slight curvature to the hat. I keep a couple of lengths of different sized rope as I sometimes use it depending on what i'm trying to achieve.
     
  10. I keep a couple lengths of cotton clothesline rope handy too. I also have 2 different sizes of rolling pins that were my mom's. The smaller of the two which I think was for pastries works the best, just as a guide to start the roll with.
     
  11. dh66

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    That looks great Cuz. And I appreciate the effort it took to get those outdoor pics. I know just exactly how hot it was.

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  12. Cornshucker77

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    Bradford 7X with an assist from @BobHufford. Thanks Bob. Still needs some work but I'm going with a Montana Peak on this one. Nice soft felt.
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  13. Wyldkarma

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    Churchill Ltd. Red River from Neiman Marcus. Before (outback disaster) and after (mini gus ).

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  15. Bamaboots

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    Thank you, sir.
     
  16. Bamaboots

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    Thanks, Scott. Some great examples you've been bringing out.

    Thanks, Cuz. I'm sick of the heat and I know you must be.
     
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  17. TheOldFashioned

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    Been browsing this thread looking for ideas the past few days for my incoming O'Farrell (out for delivery today) and keep coming back to this hat. And then I realize mine will almost assuredly end up looking like a POS compared to this practically perfect one.

    Do you curl the edge first and then put in the fenders or vice versa?
     
  18. Bamaboots

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    I do. The curl of the edge helps with the contour and symmetry as the fenders come out of the roll front and back. This is probably my third rework of this hat. It was pretty much a flat brim with a slight curl. I'm sure you'll get yours shaped to suit you. An O'Farrell will be something nice to work with.
     
  19. TheOldFashioned

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    Thanks, BB. Though not vintage I suspect the O'Farrell will be a quality piece. The POS reference was about my ability, or rather the lack thereof, to shape it properly. (Don't hate the hat, hate the wearer.) I walked through the hardware store yesterday looking for inspiration about shaping the brim. I've read about some of the DIY different methods - kettle edge, hose, cord, fingers. Was probably going to browse the hobby and craft stores next. Also, after looking through here and a couple other threads I've been thinking about getting a lower quality beater hat to practice on first. I've found several at various antique shops but have ignored them due to the condition/size/quality.
     

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