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More Than a Baseball Cap

More Than a Baseball Cap

This Red Sox insignia baseball cap is in the permanent collection of the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston). The cap was first unveiled at a museum show entitled "Across the Grain: Turned and Carved Wood," April 10 through September 22, 2013.

The cap is made from a felled curly maple tree and adorned with the Boston Red Sox insignia through the process Chris calls pyroengraving. After the engraving, he then sands, colors and finishes the cap.

Full size baseball cap: Ambrosia Maple. Cap stand: big leaf maple burl bat, bleached maple baseball and Honduran rosewood base

Museum Curator Jeff Brown said after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the Fuller Craft Museum Board of Directors wanted to express solidarity with the victims, their families and the city of Boston. Following a unanimous board vote, the cap was adopted into the museum's permanent collection as a symbol of that solidarity.

"It was an extremely emotional vote," Brown said.

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