Sunday, August 21, 2016

New Stuff on the Store!

Hey everyone, we have just put some new stuff up on the store.  We are doing custom leather belts now!  I'm excited about this because I know how difficult it can be for someone of my size to find a belt that works for them and won't fall apart in six months.

But you don't have to be a big guy like me to get a belt, you can get any belt you want.  More pictures will be added soon.

I also just took some video of working on a cuff for the store and I will be putting that up soon.  I also plan on doing how to videos for the leather belts as well.  I'm looking forward to posting more soon.  Check back soon and to see what we have in store.  Thanks again!

Take Care!

Monday, August 15, 2016

We are OPEN for Business!

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to let everyone know that the shop is now open for business again.  We currently are offering custom leather cuffs and custom leather wallets.

More items are coming soon but I wanted to try and get us up and running as soon as possible.  So come on over and check us out!

Drop us a line if you have any questions.  Take Care!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I'm Back Baby!

The shop is coming back!  I plan to have my workshop back up and running for the 2016 Christmas Season.  I also plan on posting more here.

In a future post I will detail the long three year journey it has been since I had to step away from leather.  But for right now I wanted everyone to know that we're coming back!  I have a ton of great ideas for merchandise and I plan on detailing a lot of it here.  And I've upgraded...want to see some videos?  So I hope you check back at the end of August to see what's up.

More details to come...

Thanks everyone!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Letting My Nerd Flag Fly

Another quick post today.  I was doing some research on putting together a "gamer" bag and came across the items below.  They are "deck boxes" for collectible card games and I thought they were great.  I will definitely be putting a few of these together myself once I get the shop back up and running.  (Some for sale, and some for myself.  I dabble in playing Magic the Gathering and these would be great for some of my decks.)

http://larpexchange.com/celtic-deck-box.html?gclid=CJ2Bm974q8gCFQuqaQodwygNSQ

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169994597/customized-leather-deck-box-deckbox

As for the "gamer bag" I'm still working on the concept.  It obviously is something that can be used by gamers for gaming stuff, or for regular daily stuff.  I'll keep you posted on that.  (By the way, if you are interested in this, drop me a line.  Let me know what you would like to see in a project like this.  I'd love to hear your ideas!)

Thanks again for dropping by!  Any comments or questions, please send them on over to theslackjaw@gmail.com.

Take Care!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

You bet I'm back!

Hello all!

I have missed you!  Really, I have.  I can't believe it's been so long.  BUT, I've been toying with starting up here again.  Admittedly I can't do much in the way of projects right now because my workshop is still a nursery.  (Hopefully a move in a few months will take us to a new home that has more room for a proper workshop!)

That being said, I can still put some useful information and interesting leather related stuff.  The entries will probably be short, definitely a novelty coming from me, but just something to keep some new content on here.

Today I wanted to point everyone into the direction of this guy.  His name is Ian Atkinson and he's across the pond over in the UK and MY GOD is his leather work phenomenal!  I just love watching his videos.  He is one of the best leather workers I've seen.  He's got a store on his site as well as an Etsy store.  Check him out.  (His stuff doesn't come cheap but with the amount of work he puts in I don't blame him.)

http://www.ianatkinson.net/

As always drop me a line at theslackjaw@gmail.com if you have any questions.  It's good to be back!

Take Care!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SHOP NEWS! PLEASE READ!

I have a couple of announcements to make.  I was going to wait until after the holidays but we have reached the final deadline for orders for Christmas so I feel the sooner the better.  First: In about five months I'm going to be a dad.  I'm extremely excited/terrified which I understand to be normal.  My wife is doing well and we can't wait to meet the little one.

Now onto my second announcement that is related and not as joyous.  I am shutting down the store for a little while.  I'm not sure when it's going to be back up again but for right now it can't be helped.  The main reason for this is that my workshop is being turned into a nursery.  We live in a small house with very little space so I'm a little out of options.  I have a couple of ideas but for right now, with the little one on the way, me trying to get my voice acting career off the ground, and the kookiness of life something needs to give.

If you have orders placed I will fulfill those on the normal schedule and nothing will change with that.  I plan on officially shutting down the store on December 24th.  So you have until then to order anything you have been thinking about.  That being said, if you would like to have something made AFTER I shut down the store, message me and we may be able to work something out.

I also will still be running the blog and the Facebook site so you will have a way to talk to me about leather if you are so inclined.  I WILL STILL BE OFFERING LESSONS!  Just so you are aware.

I want to take this opportunity before I close to thank everyone who has visited the blog or the store, like the Facebook page, and any who have bought something from me in the past.  Your support means a lot to me.  I'm not going away, just taking a little break until we can figure out a better set up.  Thank you again and Take Care!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another Way to Learn Leather Craft! -->

LESSONS!

So over there on the right you may notice a new little section there.  It is where you can order private leather crafting lessons!  I can do these lessons via Skype or Facetime, whatever is easier for you.

You just need to select the length of the lesson, either a half an hour ($25) or an hour ($50).  Then I just need to know what you would prefer, Skype or Facetime.

One quick note, please contact me first before ordering so we can work out a time and what we are going to go over so I can be sure to be ready.

I really hope you like this, and if you are looking for a new way to learn leather, you have come to the right place.  Thanks again for stopping by.  As always, drop me a line.  

Happy Crafting!