Right now I am working on multiple projects. I have a seat for sportbike mostly carved, and will have photos up soon. I am also working on building up some stock for a craft festival, so have patterns cut for 12 checkbook covers, and 10 wallets. I have three checkbook covers mostly done, and one in progress. Next on the list will be more headbands. My wife suggested this design, and they have been very popular.
Archive for May, 2010
Here’s a photo showing more detail of the basketweave pattern tooled into the seats for my motorcycle.
If you’ve ever tooled a large area of a pattern in basketweave, you can appreciate how tedious it can be. When done well, though, it is a beautiful leather carving pattern.
Here is a project I completed in March of ’09. I crafted and tooled a set of motorcycle seats for my bike.
I wanted to try to see what I could make for me before I offered to make any for anyone else. I have about 80 hours in the pair of them. Here are some of my notes on the project I shared with a friend.
“I put the last coat of sealer on it, and buffed it out. When I put them on the bike the sun came out from behind the clouds, and the seat just lit up. It was cool! I did them with an oil based antique gel, not the water based ones are all that Tandy carries anymore. Then I sprayed them with Leathersheen, which is a wax finish. I am planning on wearing an old pair of jeans when I ride them the first time, and if there is any rub off, I will get a product called Aussie sealer with Atom wax that is supposed to work well. Its still kind of a learning experience for me.”
I’m pretty excited about how they turned out. I am now taking referrals from a motorcycle shop for custom leather seats.
Welcome to Drygulch Leatherworks, your place for custom hand-tooled hand-crafted leather goods.
Stock and Custom leather goods:
- Projects made to order
- Hand tooled, hand stamped
- Hand painted and hand dyed
Drygulch Leatherworks features quality leather goods created one piece at a time. I offer stock items ready for purchase, and custom work to order.
Visit my Photo Gallery to view some of my custom projects and stock items. If you see something you’d like, contact me.
- Handtooled leather belts, wallets and checkbook covers are just a few of the items I offer. My custom leatherwork portfolio also includes:
- tooled leather binders
- hand-stamped motorcycle seats and grips
- dog collars with your pet’s name or without
- book and bible covers with carry straps
- and more!
Many of my stock items are regularly available through this site and at various regional craft shows, festivals and fairs. Watch for updates that list our upcoming event locations and dates.
Contact me for more information about my work, my projects or other general leather-working information. Thanks for visiting Drygulch Leatherworks.