Friday, October 11, 2019

Map, California Road Trip

I haven't been to California personally but I think this road trip hit all the major spots.  We made it a bit more unique by adding hand drawn terrain (at least the mountains/forests) based off some official maps.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Custom Saw Sheath

Years ago when the shop was just a few months old I sent a few pouches to a carpenter in the UK.  Those have worn sell enough that the same client reached out again with another order.  He has a bill hook and a saw that he'd wanted to carry on his belt but they're both tools with an unconventional shape.  We wound up building one sheath that could carry both and added the witch to represent his hometown.  Maybe I'll get to see what this one looks like in five years =P

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Status Rings with Cases

Whipped up a few custom cases for the new status rings I added to the shop this spring.  They just use scrap leather for the lid and came out pretty well!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Testimonial: Greyhound Guitar Strap

Note: These each came in a couple minutes apart.


"I can't thank you enough for all your hard work and keeping me updated. The dog hairs are a perfect touch too; he just wanted to contribute!"

(Our dog Max contributed several hairs to the stitching on the guitar strap 😁)

"I'm going to get a good picture and post a review today I hope. Thank you, again. He loves it!"

Guitar Strap, Greyhound II

The client was looking for a personal gift for their partner's upcoming birthday and really liked a Greyhound guitar strap I'd made years ago.  We adapted and updated that design using the silhouette from their resident Greyhound (who has the goofiest ears).  There wasn't enough notice to have the guitar strap to them in time for the birthday but I was able to send them some WIP pictures just in time.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Guitar Strap, American Idol

I'm making some guesses here that the client in this case was a young woman who'se a big fan of Laine Hardy.  I confess I had to google who that was but he's the latest winner of the American Idol show.  The client and some of her friends were going to be meeting Mr. Hardy later in the month and they wanted a gift to give him so they asked me to make a custom guitar strap.

This was a bit tricky given my ignorance of Mr. Hardy or American Idol but at least there's a ton of photos I could use for reference.  I tried to combine elements of the guitar straps Mr. Hardy was using in those photos with the specs provided by the client and the result wasn't too bad.  I might've wished for the coloring on the flame to have turned out a bit stronger but the rest of the staining came out perfectly.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Map, Homebrew

This started as one of those "We scribbled a map on some loose leaf paper in high school and we've been using it ever since" maps.  I love those!  Fun to give the full cartography treatment and I'm sure it'll make a great gift for the DM!