Thursday, February 12, 2015

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MASTER WOODTURNER
SHOWS STUDENTS
HOW TO MAKE HATS

The Kirkwood High School shop class
  was in for a rare treat . . .

to learn from master woodturner,
JoHannes Michelsen,
to turn Missouri white oak
into hats!

Michelsen passed through St. Louis
recently to pick up some freshly cut
Missouri Oak (not available in
his home state of Vermont),
and to put on a demonstration
of how to finely turn wood
into beautiful hats.

(After all, he estimates he's made
thousands in his 60 years of turning.)

The brim gets so thin and fine,
he shines lights through the grain
to tell when he's getting close.

You can custom order one at
www.hannestool.com!

7 comments:

  1. Nice series.
    Did you learn to make hats?

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  2. Amazing!
    I had never seen before a hat made of wood... but i'm glad you showed it to us. I learn a lot with you.
    I thank you.

    And by the way... You Can Leave Your Hat On
    (^^)

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  3. Que buen reportaje,realmente impresionante, es un genio!

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  4. Me encantan estos sombreros hechos de madera, y la transparencia que se ve en el ala de uno de ellos...

    Muchos besos

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