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  1. #1
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    Balmoral troubles, advice needed

    Hello all. I recently ordered a new balmoral from Dunad Trading company. I studied this thread religiously, trying to get it "Jocked just right. I soaked it for a day in a bucket of cool, clean water. I dried it overnight, and soaked it again. I didn't beat it, wring it, twist it, or otherwise mistreat it.

    After the second soak, I followed the directions for molding and shaping as provided, and wore it dry, in a climate-controlled environment.

    I like the way it looks from the front; but it's got some significant dents and divots, in the top, especially. I gave it a third dunking yesterday, and fussed with it to get them out; but they're still there:











    Forgive the quality of the pictures. I took them of myself; so they're not meant to be portraits, but to highlight the issues.

    Do I have anything about which to worry? Should I dunk it again? I do hope I haven't done any irreparable damage to the bunnet. Any advice is much appreciated.

    Thanks to all.

    -Bo

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    Looks pretty good to me! I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I second that!
    Just wear it and enjoy it.

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    When I jock a bonnet, I take it outside while it's damp and throw it as high in the air as I can and catch it, and then throw it again and catch, and so forth. It's kind of fun, and it spins the water out of the wool.
    Those "dents and divots" are the sign of a well-worn bonnet. They're the reason for jocking the "new" out of a bonnet. As Sandy said, it looks just right.
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    It looks worn to me and after all is that not the look you are going for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by piperdbh View Post
    When I jock a bonnet, I take it outside while it's damp and throw it as high in the air as I can and catch it, and then throw it again and catch, and so forth. It's kind of fun, and it spins the water out of the wool.
    Those "dents and divots" are the sign of a well-worn bonnet. They're the reason for jocking the "new" out of a bonnet. As Sandy said, it looks just right.
    It's a pizza bonnet!
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    It is absolutely fine. It needs to look as though it has had some use, not brand new.

    BTW you wear it well.
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    The "dents" you refer to are natural after soaking. Mine did the same thing. As everyone else has commented....you look good. No need to worry about it.

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    Awesome. Thanks guys. Now I just need some more gear to go with it (A badge, for starters.

    I've been enjoying digging through the archives here. I think you'll be seeing a lot more of me.

    -Bo

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    Looking good my friend. Glad the headache is over! Now get that Newsome box-pleat!
    To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. -E. E. Cummings

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