Proving that I still have a few grey cells up there working, I came up with this idea of carving the hat brim that is a easier than doing it the normal way. It sure saved some time and effort. One thing though….if you try it make sure you drill the large hole on the larger block of wood as I did as you just can’t hold a smaller one, especially one where you’ve already sawn the hat blank. Those large bits will just jerk it right out of your hand. Dangerous! One more thing….that piece of masking tape around the bit shank is to let me know when I’ve reached the correct depth on the brim. Don’t want to drill completely through!
In the next post we’ll finish up the carving and head over to the paint table. Almost there!!!