Built-To-Order, Hat Making Tool Foot Tolliker New Millinery Creasing Brim Crown Shaping Right Handed Hardrock Maple Wood

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Made in Elmdale, Kansas

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This item is a "Foot Tolliker" that is used to shape the brim crease as it turns up to the Crown block. This helps you provide a tighter bend line that is more professional looking, and gives a sharper crease which helps also with the positioning of the decorative Hat Band ribbon.

This tool fits the Right Hand.

The item you will receive may not be exactly like the photographs, as the wood grain makes each one unique.



I am a solo-artisan that works full time at my crafts, and so I can easily get overwhelmed with orders.

I build each of these tools by hand and assemble the parts myself, and I keep booked up with orders.

So, I would expect that it will take me in the range of 10-24 weeks to ship the tool after your order.

I solely control my schedule, and so I will do whatever I can to help you in your work, but you will need to understand that I may have already made commitments that interfere with your needs. If you have any questions, or need a definite schedule, please email me.


Follow this weblink for a short video by hatmaker Tom Gomez, demonstrating the Foot Tolliker tool:


To make this tool, I copied the vintage tools used in the time frame from 1850-1930.

The material is Hardrock Maple Wood, with a small inlayed Abalone Shell dot. I also engrave my name and date on each tool.


If you are a "Left", that's no problem, just send me an email to have me make a Left Handed Foot Tolliker, which is just like this one, only a mirror image.


OTHER WOODS AVAILABLE: Many Hatters like to use a Dark Wood for their dark colored felts, and a Light Colored wood for their Light Colored Felts. This allows them to quickly pick up whichever Tool is desired for each color of felt, and helps eliminate any transfer of dye from dark felts to the lighter colors. In most cases, the cost of the tool is the same despite whether you pick a Light or Dark colored wood, but if you have questions, please contact me before ordering.


I ship these hat making tools to customers across the United States, and many international locations, and it is increasingly hard to predict the actual shipping costs. I have tried to include the cost of shipping to cover most people, but really it is just a guess until I actually hand the package across the counter to the shipping clerk.

If the shipping cost listed on your purchase seems too high to be reasonable, don't forget that once the package ships, if you have paid more than I need to cover the cost, I will refund the difference to you through Paypal, after I know the exact amount. This can be especially true if you have ordered multiple items and the combined individual shipping cost calculation is higher than what it will actually be when I put all of the items in one box. But, don't worry, your final shipping price will be the actual cost of the postage and insurance.


For many places in the World, I can not buy enough postage insurance on any particular package to cover the cost of the contents should it get lost, or stolen while in transit. In particular, Mexico and Eastern Europe are deemed worrisome by the United States Postal system. I will insure your package for the full replacement cost if I can, and if not, I'll get you as much insurance as I can toward the actual value.

If a package is lost by the postal carrier, I will send you whatever the insurance payment is, after I receive the payment. Unfortunately, if I am unable to insure the full replacement cost, you'll only receive what insurance value I could purchase for you. Filing a Claim, and getting payment is about a 3-6 month adventure if it happens, so you'll have to be patient with UPS or the USPS if your package isn't delivered.

In all of the years I have shipped packages, only one time did UPS lose a package, and never has one gotten lost by USPS, but you do need to be aware of the risks, especially to foreign Countries that are deemed risky by the shipping company. Some Countries are deemed so risky by the USPS, that they will not insure the package at all. I'm sorry if this causes you concern, my other option is to accept USA only orders.

Thanks for looking.
Mark DeCou

Average review
Great little tool and a great seller! Thank-you :)
Nov 10, 2015 by Jeff McDowell
Excellent craftsmanship and very comfortable! Thank you!
Oct 1, 2015 by Tiffany Arey

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