Monday, April 30, 2012

Subtle SMP: Red and Blue

Satin finish kangaroo
Minimal hand stitch details
The nose
Busyman
A subtle SMP recover for Todd's dad including busyman leather replacement label. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tray of Saddles

My work table
Concor, Romin, SMP Evolution & Prologo

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stealthy Prologo Recover

 



A Prologo saddle I just finished recovering for Cam's soon to be Baum. Seems like I'm the only fellow in town who's not getting a Baum. I wish I was getting one, maybe one day.... On this one Cam wanted it to be quite subtle so I removed the logo and went for a simple perforated pattern down the centre. The saddle is in black kangaroo and the bar tape is stealthy black on black.

Romin Honey

 
 


Honey brown Specialized Romin Expert recovered for Adam over in the USA. The old cover was successfully removed but a very slight impression of the stripes is still visible. Hand dyed kangaroo leather which will hopefully match some Brooks honey bar tape. In any case it will age gracefully alongside the bar tape.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Leather Patina




Faith's leather bits age gracefully.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Black and the Fern

Black the Cat
Handmade
Silver Fern of New Zealand

Suede



Todd's other saddle for his other Baum. Arione CX in polished kangaroo and suede with blood orange perforations.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Some Patterns

 
 
  
 


A selection of pattern pieces from three years of Busyman. Check out the story on Coolhunting.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Antares Cross Stitches Group

 
Waxed poly thread - won't wear away
Double thickness in centre to ensure body and comfort on the bars

Fizik Antares in black kangaroo with hand stitched detail for Peter's new Baum. Subtle double stitched tape to match.

Antique-like

 


Arione and matching tape in vegetable tanned full grain leather for an upcoming Fyxo build. Antique brown with black backed perforations.

Gutter Lunch

 
 


MDMA Gutter Lunch at the Abbotsford Convent last week

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Specialized Romin: Gloss Black






The saddle ready for Craig's almost finished Baum.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Requited LoveIf I'd known


If I'd known I'd have used red or white.