In thinking about another Halloween project, I decided to turn a Hogwarts sorting hat-a great projects for young wizards. But a hat from the wizarding world cannot be a smooth refined hat with a highly polished surface – quite the contrary.

I turned this hat in a typical manner to expose it’s basic shape. Then brought out a Proxxon tool with a medium rasp and a sanding disk to “refine” the surface.

My hat is walnut about four inches diameter and three inches tall, finished with lacquer.

Another benefit from the wizard world is this hat can transform itself into a cornucopia and a lily for Thanksgiving and the rest of the year. Thank you Harry.

Remember the Christmas Ornament Challenge submission period is November. Plan your ornament now.

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Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used by permission.

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