who's got the best hat

vaguely woodworking

Moderators: jrccaim, Bob_Fleet, gavin, Robin Fawcett, HughSpencer

who's got the best hat

Postby robin wood » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:30 am

Image
Image
Image
http://www.robin-wood.co.uk bowls, books and courses
User avatar
robin wood
Regular
 
Posts: 1670
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:21 am
Location: derbyshire

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby RangerKris » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:06 am

I think Number 3 is the best looking hat (shame about the chap in it tho hahaha)
RangerKris
Regular
 
Posts: 149
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:27 am
Location: Capstone Country Park Gillingham Kent

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby gavin » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:19 pm

As I am one of those pictured, my vote won't count. So I won't cast it!

I can tell you that hats are very important branding. They draw folks attention when you do a demo.

For instance, Bob Fleet gets a lot of attention from punters by telling 'em before they sit on his shavehorse to whittle a flower that they HAVE to wear a hat - which he provides. ( I think he may spin some line about bodgers health and safety requirements :roll: )

Great thing about this is that HE does not have to stand at his pole lathe all day if he does not want to, and it's easier to teach folk to have a go whittling a flower than to turn anything on pole lathe.

Once the punter is astride Bob's shave horse, pretty soon then out comes one camera ( e.g. of parent or friend of the punter on the shave horse) , and then soon after a crowd is attracted - with more cameras happening.

So photogenic is that hat of Bob Fleet's that Simon (in image #3 ) has used it for his avatar . Bob tells me that hat is some Amazonian flower pod.

Anyway, back to the important issue of Rob Wood's voting: you now have to cast your vote for the best hat!

As an aside I encourage any sad anorak who wants to start a discussion on "Just how do we define what is best in a hat? " to post that in the Heretic's corner. I should like to run a "Sad Anorak" session at Bodger's Ball Doncaster 2009 to discuss such vitally important themes as lathe efficiency, and now we can add Hat Best-ness to the agenda. For readers who won't attend the AGM, please feel free to contribute any Sad Anorak questions. We may even video the "Sad Anorak" AGM proceedings so you can view them later.
Gavin Phillips


- teacher, demonstrator & supporter of greenwoodworking & human-powered turning
- Supplier of Fun & Confidence

info@shed-therapy.com
http://www.shed-therapy.com
User avatar
gavin
Regular
 
Posts: 1595
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 4:17 pm
Location: Dalbeattie, near Dumfries, Scotland

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby HughSpencer » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:21 pm

Sadly the hat isn't even mine, I borrowed it from my host when in New Hampshire, it was made in Australia and bought from the local fire-sale company in Peterborough (NH). Oddly it must have something intrinsically Aus about it as several people at the Greenfield Blueberry Festival assumed I was Australian. I tend to wear a hat when using the lathe to stop me leaning into the string :-)
User avatar
HughSpencer
Site Admin
 
Posts: 430
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:05 am
Location: Peterborough

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby simon » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:49 pm

You'r quite right, its not my hat.... Bob let me have a go at this years Bodgers Ball.
Its just about the only digital photo of me. Hence its use here.
Make it, mend it, wear it out,
Make it do or do without.
FB Simon Lamb Green woodwork
User avatar
simon
Regular
 
Posts: 246
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:42 am
Location: Norfolk

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby HughSpencer » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:48 pm

If you want to get ahead, blag someone else's hat :-)
User avatar
HughSpencer
Site Admin
 
Posts: 430
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:05 am
Location: Peterborough

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby Nicola Wood » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:13 pm

Maybe we should run a competition at the bodgers ball ... see who can blag the most hats. You have to borrow a hat and get photographed wearing it :lol:
User avatar
Nicola Wood
Regular
 
Posts: 574
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Location: Peak District

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby Mark Allery » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:26 am

I was surprised to see that my avatar isn't wearing a hat as more often than not I am wearing a hat either to keep cool in the summer or warm in the winter. I don't have many pictures of me turning so I've not been able to fix it until now but here is a pic to put the record straight,

the logo says it all,

Mark
DSCF2943-1.JPG
DSCF2943-1.JPG (54.21 KiB) Viewed 16844 times
Polelathe Turner, Woodsman & Green Woodworker. Demonstrations and Coppice Products
http://woodlandantics.wordpress.com
woodland.antics@virgin.net
User avatar
Mark Allery
Regular
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: Lynchmere, Western Weald

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby bryan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:27 am

hi

my hat is not bad too :
Image
:lol: :mrgreen:
bryan
Regular
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:57 pm

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby paul atkin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:50 am

this was taken when i was doing some filming for time team, i couldnt resist putting my old faithfull hat on for the shot
paul and phil.jpg
paul and phil.jpg (69.22 KiB) Viewed 16817 times
http://paulatkin.co.uk/




{the one with the pole of glee} morrigan 2008
User avatar
paul atkin
Regular
 
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:17 pm
Location: York

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby Mark Allery » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:13 pm

Nice to see a few more hats coming out.

Great shot Paul. Which episode was it I guess you werem't turning were you? I've heard that Phil is very much the same off screen as he appears on screen?

cheers

Mark
Polelathe Turner, Woodsman & Green Woodworker. Demonstrations and Coppice Products
http://woodlandantics.wordpress.com
woodland.antics@virgin.net
User avatar
Mark Allery
Regular
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: Lynchmere, Western Weald

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby paul atkin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:02 pm

Mark Allery wrote:Nice to see a few more hats coming out.

Great shot Paul. Which episode was it I guess you werem't turning were you? I've heard that Phil is very much the same off screen as he appears on screen?

cheers

Mark

Hi Mark, the filming was done at Arbeia roman fort in south shields, we put young matt one of the diggers, through 24 hours of being a roman soldier, he got hit a lot, we got him drunk in the tavern scene and stuck him on gaurd duty all night :D i spent about an hour with him showing him how to turn a bowl, but they didnt show it in the final program :evil: phil was also very interested in what i was doing, and yep he is a nice guy, my only claim to fame for that episode was that you could hear me laughing in the tavern scene :oops: and when i met tony robinson i couldnt resist saying EY UP BALDRICK :lol:
http://paulatkin.co.uk/




{the one with the pole of glee} morrigan 2008
User avatar
paul atkin
Regular
 
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:17 pm
Location: York

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby Bob_Fleet » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:33 pm

Throw mine in the ring too but its similar to everyone elses.

Gavin is nearly right.
The hat Simon is wearing is a single leaf from an Amazonian palm tree, beaten out to separate the fibres.
Couldn't resist it when I saw it for sale at the Edinburgh festival.

As for marketing - everyone in medieval pictures wears a hat - right up to the first world war even.
If they don't have their own then I'm happy to provide one and they're all very photogenic so it soon has a few people gathered who we convert to green woodwork.

Good to start/keep the tradition that you can't be a bodger without a hat and then you look a proper bodger.
http://www.onegoodturn.co.uk

Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.--Edward Abbey

Come and see us all at http://www.wooplaw.org.uk
User avatar
Bob_Fleet
Regular
 
Posts: 666
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:11 pm
Location: Sunny Dunbar

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby bryan » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:21 pm

this weekend ;-)
Image
bryan
Regular
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:57 pm

Re: who's got the best hat

Postby Bob_Fleet » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:49 am

Now here's a REAL hat at a pole lathe
Statutory Health and Safety wear in Scotland now.
Full protection for members of the public. Must save Mark a fortune on the insurance premium.
Attachments
H&S.jpg
Proper safety equipment
H&S.jpg (51.66 KiB) Viewed 16371 times
http://www.onegoodturn.co.uk

Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.--Edward Abbey

Come and see us all at http://www.wooplaw.org.uk
User avatar
Bob_Fleet
Regular
 
Posts: 666
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:11 pm
Location: Sunny Dunbar

Next

Return to Any other business

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests