Tuesday, June 28, 2011

California Bear


The California Bear for Jackie on a Regal(esque) saddle. To adorn Jackie's Marin fixie which has another version of the bear as its head tube badge. The bear is built up with two blended layers that are skived to fade back to single in areas. A fun project thanks to the skill, humor and patience of Simone, my lovely intern.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

RS Emboss Session 1

The first two pieces
Piece by piece through the machine

I keep scorching my fingers!

The sunlight was splendid

Fresh out
The old stuff or the new stuff?

Sachs' Tape

Prolly's Photo

Emboss Test

I like it, subtle branded. The texture it adds will give a nice feel to the grip I think. Coming soon.

Waiting for the Bread to Cook

The pattern

Natural kangaroo with pale green/grey perforations


Waiting for my weekly loaf of bread to cook, no new photos of all the busy work I seem to have been doing, what better to do than post some images borrowed from another blog
I finished this saddle and some matching bar tape last week, for myself, for my first carbon framed bike. Salvaged from Matt's misfortune the frame is repaired and repainted, the groupset is Italian and special, and maybe I will be able to keep up with the fast guys now by the time we reach the top of the hill.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Featured on Prolly is Not Probably

John Watson of Prolly is Not Probably visited my workshop last week and shot some beautiful photos that remind me of the finer details of the space in which I work.



This is one of the saddles that left the studio last week, a matching groupset of saddle, tape and straps for Ben from Skye. Soon to adorn Bens blue Ken Evans. I've been so busy there hasn't been time to photograph my latest work. There are heaps of images in Prolly's blog post including Jackie's California Bear Regal and Richard Sach's bar tape in progress.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sabi The Dog



Customise your favourite saddle with a portrait of your favourite dog. Sabi the funny dog in natural kangaroo skin and tan dyed highlights. Tape hand dyed, stitched and perforated to match. On its way to Singapore tonight.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Chestnut Antique



Selle Italia SLR (brand new) with matching tape for a Baum build. All hand dyed to specification. The saddle is kangaroo, my new favourite, and the tape is matching cow. Tape edges are skived to a feather edge and it's backed with another leather for some cushion and contrast through the perforations. Lots of handwork here with a little help from a machine.
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