Spent several hours today making some progress on my Old Ball Cap wood carving. Moved into the really fun phase of sanding the body of the hat. It’s really important to get the surface as smooth as possible, as paint will highlight any imperfections. I also started the detail in the back of the hat, cutting out the back strap area (the hat will be able to be displayed hanging on the wall this way as well), carving out the button and getting the small vent holes drilled. After more hours of sanding to come, I can start the detailing of the stitching and then start the painting phase.
I’m pleased with the progress so far.
The inspiration of this carving is the incredible work of Fraser Smith’s. I saw his work at a gallery during a recent visit to Aspen, CO. He creates amazing wood sculptures of hats, quilts and clothing.