Sunday, December 26, 2010

Traditional Wallet

This was the last order I took for xmas , I still missed it by a day but damn I forgot how much goes into a sheridan style design.
They always come out looking great. I guess that's the reason the style has been around for so long.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Couple of things to share

So for you local cats , There is a new swap meet trying to get started up. I for one would really dig having a good swap to go to once a month. So lets see if we can keep this one around. here's the a link for the info.

Also there is a new motorcycle show trying to get up and going I stumbled onto it via Chop Cult Seems to be right up the garage builders alley. The pilot is up for viewing on their blog. So take some time to check it out.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Troy had me make this bag for his girl. He wanted something different and unique. I think i captured both of those in this piece. I really enjoy working on something I have never done before the process of designing and executing the design is always fun.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


This wallet was commissioned by Troy . He's one of the many guys I met on the annual Pancho Run here in Texas. I don't know how well this will go with his Hanna Montana back pack but Super Man can't touch him. Hope you dig it brotha!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Revamping the bag.

So Teacher John gave me this bag awhile back to freshen up. It's been sitting on my work table since mocking me cause I for the life of me couldn't figure out how to add something with out making it look like shit. Because the bag had already been dyed I couldn't tool on it so a simple carving with the swivel knife was the best option. Along with the webs I added the black dye around the name to make it stick out, I also used an antiquing gel on the whole bag to give it a little more life and character and topped it off by dyeing and waxing the edges to keep it sealed up.
All in all the bag turned out better than I expected and looks like it was made that way to begin with which was my goal.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

KInda Cute

So this was an interesting project to do. Not typical of what I normally do but when I am faced with a challenge I take it on at full speed. The design of the wallet is new also . It is mainly for Credit cards and change . The pocket with the leather latch is big enough to carry that necessary change we all need from time to time.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Billy's Glock 22 holster

My buddy Dennis came by and asked if I had time to make a concealed holster for his father- in- laws Glock 22. I had a small break in between orders so I said sure. His father-in-law Billy was only in town for a couple of days so since this is a surprise he had to go and sneak the gun out of Billy's hotel room and bring by my house so I could wet mold the leather to it. (That there is just funny as hell as I play that out in my head.)
This was my first attempt at a molded holster but it did come out sweet as hell.
Merry Christmas Billy, hope you dig it!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


This again was a fun piece to do.The detail in the shield was a pain in the ass but every piece to date that has been a pain has come out sweet as hell ,just like this one.
Here's hoping Mr. McManus diggs this as much as I do!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Shear Holster

I made this holster for a long time friend and a rocking stylist in Jersey. It's set up to hold four sets of shears . This was a cool project to do cause I'd never done one before. Hope you guys dig it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Speed Shop Cory's seat

I just finished up this seat for Cory one of the co-owners of the Austin Speed shop. This seat is going on his CFL chopper. If I get pics of the seat on the bike I'll make sure to post them up. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chris's KZ 440 chop

Chris came over last night and we changed some things on his build. Remember folks this is a low budget build. All the parts so far are whatever the hells lying around the shop at the time. Now that we have a good direction on this build with parts and all. We are going to start making and welding tabs,gussets, and bungs to start finalizing all the locations of everything.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stainless exhaust for xs650 "Salt Racer"

Got the exhaust done on the "Salt Racer" today. I up'ed the size to 1.75" and made some clean simple pipes for this one. They flow well with the over all look of the bike.
Since they are stainless I will just scotch bright them and polish for the finished look.

Good bye my friend

Well Josh came down from Brownwood today to pick up the "Frisco". It was kinda surreal helping him and his dad load her up into the back of their pick up and then seeing them drive off.I got kind of a empty feeling in my gut like i was loosing a part of me. It's the same feeling I had when I sold my first build.
There's a bond between that metal and myself and it will always be there .Good bye my friend and thanks for sticking by myside and being so good to me for the past 2 years.