Brian Butler

Brian Butler

Brian enjoys producing most of the usual woodworking products such as: bowls, vases, urns, walking sticks but it is his wood cowboy hats that set him apart from other woodworkers.

Brian starts with a 60 to 70 pound hunk of wet wood. He likes to use Ambrosia Maple, Walnut, Chestnut, Birch and Beech. He proceeds to turn the hunk of wood into a bowl shape. After many hours of turning, he stops when it is only 1/8 inch thick. Over the next four to five days he will shape the hat as the wood dries.  Once complete the hat will weigh less than a pound!

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