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Hands On Hat Workshop with Johannes Michelsen

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One of the keys in Johanne's hat turning is his tool sharpening technique

His shaping and sharpening technique are a bit unconventional

Johannes begins the day with a demonstration of his sharpening ways

He always sharpens free hand

Even though it is free hand, the need for precision still exists

Johanne's grind enables a variety of tool usage techniques

You can see the progress in the bend of the full size hat on Sunday as compared to ...

how it looked after turning on Saturday afternoon at the start of bending

Everyone got to select the wood for their mini hat project

Johannes brought a variety of green wood, pre-cut for the class

Sam Ciccia gets started laying out his block

Muriel Kummer works on her hat

Johannes gives some pointers to Jim Hilburger and Jim Meier

Paul Mazuchowski working on his hat

Known for his deep hollowings and bowls, Jed Donahue learns to make hats

Ken Miller does some sizing the outside of the top of his hat

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Photos by Barb Berger
     

 


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