Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Handmade Carpenter Hat

One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

Sophocles


I love hats.

After seeing a posting on the Lost Art Press blog (click here) about making your own carpenter shop hat, I had to try it.

I used the instructions that you can find at Tools for Woodworking (click here) and ended up with a really nice hat.


It goes well with my English heritage, my progenitor, Gabriel Burnham, sailed from England to Maryland in the early 1700's, but when I was working full time as a house carpenter I always wore a baseball cap.

Here's a challenge for all you woodworkers - make such a hat and post a photo of you wearing it on your blog.

Don't be afraid, I did it!

1 comment:

  1. So did I. See: https://www.bob-easton.com/blog/2016/4113/

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