panku82

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About panku82

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    DFW Texas
  • Interests
    My Harley Davidson Roadking !!

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    How to get better at tooling and making leather goods

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  1. panku82

    Western Computer Bag

    very nice work!
  2. panku82

    Celtic knot handgrips

    Thanks JayInOz appreciate it... Yeah I just put them on right over the stock grips and I found on another set I did, that in rain they will slip, so I used DAP Weldwood and put that in the middle 2/3 of the cover and the grip. I don't think these things will move at all
  3. panku82

    Celtic knot handgrips

    TY all for the kind words. One thing I forgot to mention... this was something totally new to me but I did this with just 3 tools. A Swivel knife, a modeling spoon and a backgrounder... So you don't need a lot of tools to do something kinda fun I guess
  4. panku82

    First Holster - First Anything

    Great job ... wish my "first anything" looked that good ... keep at it !
  5. panku82

    Celtic knot handgrips

    Ty for the kind words and yeah I agree they so look better on ... i just did a super simple x stitch and then added another strand of lace once tied off to do the 4 strand round braid.
  6. panku82

    Celtic knot handgrips

    Thanks for the nice words. TargetrockLeather here you go ... this is on my Roadking
  7. panku82

    Celtic knot handgrips

    Thought I 'd give a celtic knot a try. Came out ok I think. These are 4" x 4 1/2" so I made into grip covers for my Harley. Yes, there are 2 of them but I just posted one for file size.
  8. panku82

    Fender bib

    I've not tried forming them yet as I don't have a extra fender (yet, I work at a dealership so maybe I'll get one from the scrap) but I've seen a few here in TX that have curled up ... I presume it's from the heat and drying it out. They obviously weren't kept conditioned properly as well. Ty for the tips Mark842. Ty for the compliment. I put painters tape on the fender then a cloth over that to protect the paint. Remember the Kydex will need gaps cut into it so it can form more easily with a smoother finish. Then I use a heat gun and wear gloves to help form it by hand w/o getting burned too many times anyway O.o
  9. Thanks for the back shot ... excellent work like I said before!
  10. Very nice work! Wish you showed a shot of the back of it as well. Beautiful piece!
  11. panku82

    Fender bib

    Ty for the kind words and glad you like my work. Like you, I'm just learning and I promise, I learn something new everyday! I just started learning a little before you did.
  12. panku82

    Fender bib

    Ty leathermunchkin, the carving itself took most of a day. But I kinda suck at drawing so it took me longer to come up with the design than to carve it
  13. panku82

    uk, getting myself all confused

    LoL, Alpha are you sure about that?! or do you just remember my seat fiasco O.o BTW I did a new piece to go on my bike its a Fender Bib and is shown in SHOW OFF if you want to see it and Munchkin I recommend the Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather braiding, if you want to do braiding of any kind https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Rawhide-Leather-Braiding-Bruce/dp/0870331612/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521670554&sr=8-1&keywords=encyclopedia+of+leather+braiding
  14. panku82

    uk, getting myself all confused

    Welcome to the craft! I haven't been doing this long either so I can definitely empathize with you. This can get confusing and you're going to see a lot of different opinions. Differing opinions doesn't mean they're wrong it's just what works for that individual but there is a TON of useful information here and some of it applies universally. For instance I sure wish I hadn't used Olive oil on a seat then used a water based dye!!!!!! (Yeah I have to remake the seat all over) First you have to know what are you looking to achieve, ie. are you tooling the leather, or making garment style articles. different styles of leatherwork require different tools obviously. You're going to buy tools that you almost never use, it's going to happen (at least at first you won't use them). I started with just a basic Tandy tooling kit and then started adding tools as I got to understand what I was looking to do or how I wanted the piece I was working on to look. I have found I can do a heck of a lot just using basic tools and some creativity. Have fun !
  15. panku82

    Fender bib

    Thanks Dave I appreciate it. The lacing is a Round Braid or Mexican Basketweave. It's called both in the Tandy guide to lacing.