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Cowboy Hat Ornament

Keoma Hat Orn Lead-1Power-carve a perfect hat ornament in a few hours

By Keoma McCaffrey

This cowboy hat ornament will look great on your Christmas tree. Download the step-by-step article and and pattern below.


• Pine, 23/4″ x 21/2″ x 11/2″ (70mm x 64mm x 38mm)
• Sanding sponge: medium/fine grit
• Wire, jute, or twine
• Instant coffee (optional)
• Non-toxic markers (optional)
• Spar varnish (optional)
• Glue (optional)
• Small bell (optional)

• Rotary tool
• Bits: flame-shaped carbide-point, ballshaped carbide-point bit, small cylinder-shaped fluted, small-tapered fluted pointed, assorted bits of choice


CLICK HERE to download the Cowboy Hat Ornament Article.


For more information read Handcarved Christmas (Best of WCI). Giving a handcarved Christmas ornament or gift is as much fun as it is to make one. Includes projects for caricature ornaments, whittled pencils, a folk art tree topper whittled pencils, and more. The book is available for $19.95 plus S&H at

Check out more great articles from Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2015 (Issue 73).

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