Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Turning hats

Roger Dunn
>Yesterday I turned a green Madrone "hat" to 3/32 thickness. I then steamed it for 45 minutes and put clamping pressure to shape the crown to my fat head. BIG CRACK! So is there a formula for steaming/boiling/clamping and drying to get a "hat" instead of kindling?
Thank you,
Roger Dunn

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