Thursday, May 23, 2019

Announcement: Condition Cards

I was smack in the development process for a few new production lines but that's been interrupted by active orders for the time being.  I was able to get the new 5e Condition Cards though so those are now available here:

I've also added a variation to the Evil Dead 2 Harness so clients can select whether it comes with a hook or not at purchase.

In the meantime I've still got some prototypes limping along between orders and there's some pretty interesting projects I'll be digging into soon.  Might be more to report before too long. =)

Friday, May 17, 2019

Map, Louisville

This map will be an anniversary gift for a couple in Kentucky.  It took a heckuva time to draft but I wanted to keep as much detail as I could cram in.  The laser did an awesome job of transferring that carefully preserved detail onto the leather.  The map is labelled with several locations of personal significance so the legend was blurred to protect the client's privacy.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Spellbook, Custom

This client wanted a spellbook that looked like something their PC would have made.  Re-organizing the interior of the book to sort the spells by their spell level and sprinkling in some sketchish art took up most of the time.  Then I used a japanese binding style since that's, hypothetically, what would be most approachable to a layman adventurer.  It makes for a sturdy binding but does mean the book can't lay flat when open.  Then I used milled veg for the cover engraved with a little Draconic labeling.  I'm really happy with the cover's feel and structure though I was hoping the stain would cure a tad lighter. 

This project has definitely given me a lot of good thoughts for when I get around to overhauling the standard spellbook. ^_^

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Testimonial: Shoulder Pad

Shoulder Pads are usually pretty routine but what isn't routine is getting such a nice letter from the client!  The client was a 70 year old postal carrier who's vintage mail bag was getting unmanageable.  I was able to get his pad in the mail within a day or two so he'd receive it as quickly as possible.


Shoulderstrap arrived this afternoon and l couldn’t be happier with it. As the photo shows, even the color is a good match. This will make all the difference in what I can carry, and that’s important to me. Important too is that you expedited the order once you knew how badly I needed it. Think of putting me on your mailing list; it’s been a pleasure doing business with you and I would be eager to be your customer in the future.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Map, Calcestra

The client was buying a gift for their DM and was looking for a map of their homebrew campaign.  They had the clever idea of their setting over a Google Maps print out of the NYC area to make use of all the fancy coast lines.  It had been awhile since I'd done a map so I was quite happy to give it a stab.  I've been enjoying using the laser to engrave text right into the leather.  It looks great!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Map Case, MtG Angel

The client had some very special angelic Magic maps to carry around so we came up with this suitably celestial case.  The lid has the White MtG logo and the front spells out MAGIC in Enochian characters.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Number Dials

Long ago I made some Lumberjacks & Sasquatches dice cups for a few people.  One of those excellent folks got back in touch with me to request a dozen number dials to improve their games.  Certainly gave me an interesting challenge to design.  The dials are made from 1/8" birch plywood laser cut and treated with tung oil.  The dial goes 1-20 and it's under just enough tension that it takes intentional force to turn them.  I was so happy with how they turned out I've been pondering a two-dial prototype for an HP tracker.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Journal, Hydra

I was surprised how well the stain bound to the engraved leather.  Hail Hydra!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Map Case, Feather

The client wanted to be able to carry around their very modern water bottle without looking out of place at a ren faire next month.  A new map case is a pretty good way to solve that problem.  At their request I replaced the usual handle with a cross-body strap and added a silver feather across the body.  Looks pretty snazzy!

Dice Cup of Tiamat

This will probably be the last of the D&D Deity Dice Cups (baring any requests for certain deities).  There's still Corellon, Wee Jas, etc but with all the different settings out there it's hard to know which deities anyone would be interested in.  I had to get Bahamut in though and if I was doing the Wyrmking I figured I had to include the Dragon Queen too.  They just have to go together.

I'd hoped the color on the five headed insignia would come through more.  I layered the resist on pretty thoroughly but I might try a few more coats on any subsequent builds.  Meanwhile, the dice cup can be purchased here:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Coins, Waterdeep

Ever since I had that commission way back when for some Waterdeep coins I'd had a notion to polish up the models into a routine production line.  I was starting to wonder if there was still any interest in the Waterdeep coins when I had two separate requests for them within 24 hours.  One of those turned into a commission which made it a lot easier to justify the ~30 hours it took to update all the models and do all the testing.  And now I'm happy to say that the full line of Waterdeep coins is up at the shop!

Harvest Moon: