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JoHannes Michelson | Maple Hat

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JoHannes Michelson |  Maple Hat
JoHannes Michelsen | Vermont

Maple Hat featured in American Woodturner
Sugar Maple, burnished with ebony and rosewood
6.5” x 15” x 14”

Yes, it is wearable! Hat size 7.25, men's medium

You can see the labor-intensive step-by-step creation of this one-of-a-kind hat in JoHannes Michelsen's recent article in American Woodturner, Turn a Wood Hat, (https://tinyurl.com/AAWMichelsen).

Measurements of hat 6.5” h x 15” d x 14” w weighs 7 ounces. Pads to custom fit the hat for wearing will be provided by Johannes, or winning bidder can request a custom hat of similar style instead.

"The concept for my making wood hats came from reading about turning green wood in Bruce Hoadley's book, Understanding Wood.One passage really got my attention; it was about finish-turning a bowl directly from wet wood, what we know as a once-turned bowl. Hoadley suggests that a "proper"bowl meaning round, must be twice turned: first roughed,then dried, then re-turned. His implied criticism of oval bowls got my gander up, but it reinforced a key point: turn green wood, get oval product. That's when my hand went to my head, and I thought, "Wow, I can turn a hat!""