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Hi all,

I will start this topic cause almost all the links in my old post here got broken. Sorry for that, I probably do have some fault in that but still don't know how that happened.

Also I want to say I am sorry I just had no time to post here more often.

Had some big orders this year and still I am trying to catch up with it all.

I am also expanding my workshop and opening additional arts and crafts studio. It should have been done at March but the workshop is constantly busy so I am forced to delay the whole thing couple more weeks.

Will post some pics as soon as I do move...

Ok, and here are some pics of my work... Btw. all of you that have seen them do not hate me please, I just want to have a topic here with no broken links and 8 pages of nothing... Thanx for understanding :)

Big size side bags - based on WW2 side bags from some old BMW motorcycle, or so I have been told...

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I did promise to make more videos and I will, as soon as get my workshop in shape... Here is a short one you have already seen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuWgs5ud4Mk&feature=youtu.be

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Here is a leather seat for a bobber/cafe racer crossover motorcycle. It was a strange request but turned out ok.

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And a couple more bike seats

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A pair of simple retro side bags. Leather on the outside and Cordura on the inside.

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sliding handle ;)

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Another bike seat and I believe it says B and not 13, but it looks ok either way I think :)))

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I really loved making this one as a fan of Pearl Jam to another much greater fan. Want more work like that :)

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And just like that for another fan, this time Star Wars fan, Mandalorian skull ;)

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A double seat for a friend... (made some side bags also but can't find the pics...)

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Rebuilding the old harley davidson seat from WW2

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"Ride with me" bike seat...

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Side bags... I really don't like engraving on black leather, the only way you can see the image is with some help of reflections... But people mostly desire black leather stuff...

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This one went to Canada for an old Triumph :)

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A pair of sidebars just like the ones on top of the page but black...

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That is it for now...

Fresh stuff soon ;)

Cheers,

Silvio

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I was gifted a motorcycle from my father-in-law. I need to get it cleaned/fixed up and running good. It needs all new leather an i plan to make some bags for it. The pics have provided a lot of inspiration to get the project started! Thanks for posting!

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WOW!! You do some awesome pieces!!!

Thanks for posting all those. Awesome work. Helps to give me some ideas on my ongoing bike restoration.

Aaron

I was gifted a motorcycle from my father-in-law. I need to get it cleaned/fixed up and running good. It needs all new leather an i plan to make some bags for it. The pics have provided a lot of inspiration to get the project started! Thanks for posting!

Thank you guys!!

As I have found this forum in search for new inspiration I am really happy to hear someone finds inspiration in my pics.

cheers guys!

Silk

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Bruce H   

Wow...Nice Stuff! Spot on as far as I'm concerned...Excellent craftsmanship!!!

Thanks for showing us!!!!!

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another one...

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mato   

wow that is some amazing work well done

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jrny4wrd   

What weight tooling leather would you use on the double seat? I shortly have my first badlander to do. They want black so I am concidering buying the drum dyed black from w&c to tool on fearing that if I dye black it will check too much and vinegaroon is probably too dangerous to put on a bike. Feedback?

What weight tooling leather would you use on the double seat? I shortly have my first badlander to do. They want black so I am concidering buying the drum dyed black from w&c to tool on fearing that if I dye black it will check too much and vinegaroon is probably too dangerous to put on a bike. Feedback?

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Revenant bike seat...

 

Sidebag

 

Sidebag

 

 

 

 

Fresh from the workshop... Simple complete, seat, side bag and a pouch... graphics based on tattoos...

cheers,

S

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Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

 

Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

 

the inside of a side bag for a cool cafe racer...

part 1.

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Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

 

Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

 

Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

 

 

every tool has a place, OCD at it's finest :)

 

part 2.

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Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

 

Custom made sidebags - work in progress

 

sidebags

 

 

soon some pics of the bike...

part 3.

 

cheers,

s

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On March 14, 2016 at 6:01 AM, jrny4wrd said:

What weight tooling leather would you use on the double seat? I shortly have my first badlander to do. They want black so I am concidering buying the drum dyed black from w&c to tool on fearing that if I dye black it will check too much and vinegaroon is probably too dangerous to put on a bike. Feedback?

Hi :)

I really don't know how to answer this. When I use leather for tooling I go for something 3mm or thicker. But sometimes the shape of the seat demands stretching and then I might thin the leather a bit, just to loosen it slightly... I use only leather produced in Italy and I have noticed that it is not as rigid as what you would usually find in USA... talking about vege tanned... it is nicer for shaping and edges are more easy to work with...

I still live and work in Croatia so my geography is what dictates where I will buy... but a year ago I was looking for a new tannery to work with (cause the old one started to deliver something unusable, after more than 15 years of great collaboration) and I really had to dig deep to find the factory that is able to produce leather that would produce 100% what we need... So lucky to have found them... but this was something i needed for a specific product in large quantity... when I work on designs and small projects i go to the local shop and improvise with what's at hand...

Back to the question... I really do a lot of improvisation. I don't think to much about technical detail. I really just go to the shop and look and touch the leather until I find what feels like something that might work for me. But I guess it has something to do with experience... But somehow I think I have done it like that since ever... 

Good thing is to study the seat you are rebuilding. Try copying it all and then adding something of yours. Measure the thickness of the old leather where it is least worn out or stretched, and so...

 

Hope I helped, sorry for not seeing the message before, I am just berried in work...

 

cheers,

s

 

 

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jrny4wrd   

Thank you. Love your work. Expert work. 

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pic bags on bike?

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Bear Bobber

 

Bear Bobber

 

On April 24, 2016 at 4:29 PM, jrny4wrd said:

Thank you. Love your work. Expert work. 

 

On April 25, 2016 at 2:45 AM, paprhangr said:

pic bags on bike?

 

 

 

thanx guys :)

 

here are the pics of the latest bike... still have to take shots of that cafe racer... will do soon ;)

 

cheers,

s

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MADMAX22   

Great looking pieces. If ya dont mind what leather did you use for the "B" seats. Really like the look of it.

 

Thanks.

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On 4/21/2016 at 4:47 PM, silkfatblues said:

Revenant bike seat...

 

Sidebag

 

Sidebag

 

 

 

 

Fresh from the workshop... Simple complete, seat, side bag and a pouch... graphics based on tattoos...

cheers,

S

How did you achieve the effect of engraving the bear claw into the leather?  I really like the look.

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MADMAX22   

Ya can get that look by either carving the outline, beveling inward, then back grounding the space inside of your outline basically or you can do just a backgrounding within your design and can get a similar look. 

Personally I find doing the carving then beveling inward and backgrounding to be the neatest look. 

Assume thats how he did it, I could be wrong. 

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