Yesterday I made a mini hat bending jig, located some large rubber bands and am about ready to start turning more.
I watched him demonstrate turning a full size hat at Chattahoochee Woodturners and Georgia Association of Woodturners. I think I will turn a few mini hats before I tackle a full size hat. It is a lot of work harvesting a block of wood large enough for a full size hat.
Below are the workshop participants, Left to right, Dan Albertus, Wes Jones, John, Doug Graves, Dan Douthart, Me, Jerry Chandler and Chris Ramsey the instructor.