Pecard & Kiwi available soon!

Posted in Danny Gray seat, Fender bibs, gun leather, Indian, Kiwi, knife sheath, leather, Leather care, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, New Items, Pecard, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by Chris Wright

So I have decided to put my money where my mouth is. Starting today I will be carrying Pecard Motorcycle Leather Dressing and Kiwi Horsehair brushes for purchase. I talk about them here and Facebook/Instagram but then send folks elsewhere to buy it…not anymore. I’m also going to offer them at the same price as Pecard, no unnecessary gouging here.

Prices will be $4.00 for a 2.5 oz jar of Pecard Motorycle Leather Dressing and $6 for a Kiwi Horsehair Brush.  Shipping for one or both is $5.25 via Priority Mail (USA/APO addresses).
Order them with your custom leather job and they’ll be included in the same box to save on shipping.

The new website should be online later this month with the new products. In the meantime drop me an email at chris@threemuttscustoms.com to order or request it with a custom leather job.

Pecard Leather Dressing &  Kiwi Horsehair Brush - Leathercare

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Wide Style tank bib for the new Dyna Fatbob dash

Posted in Fatbob, hand tooled, Harley Dyna, Laser Engraving, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by Chris Wright

So in 2015 Harley decided to change the Dyna FatBob dash. It is nearly the same width as before but the bottom is cut so that the tank bib is similar to the narrow Softail Slim bib and leaves me with a smidge of leather to tool. After working with a new client in Australia that picked up one of these new Dynas, there is now a wide version of the bib. Designed by myself, it uses the exact same bolt locations as the factory bib but is as wide as the dash. Here is Alex’s bib sporting the Chaos Pebble “Split Lane” with his unit patch front and center.

Check it out below!  ~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

Axis Nightmare flying Lo…Fatboy Lo

Posted in airbrushing, Fender bibs, hand tooled, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, painted, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , on August 12, 2015 by Chris Wright

A client asked about a unique fender bib for his Harley Fatboy Lo.  He was looking for a bib to highlight the World War II bomber “Axis Nightmare” that his bike is themed after.
After collecting pics of each and discussing the options, a hand tooled and hand colored fender bib was the best fit.  His oil tank also sports the nose art from the plane.

Here are some pics of the fender bib all finished and installed, I’m kind of jealous of both the bike and the Mustang he gets to cruise around with!

Doing it right in Switzerland…Custom Harley Softail Slim

Posted in brown, Custom Stitching, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Softail, Laser Engraving, leather, Motorcycles, Slim, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2015 by Chris Wright

A recurring client and now friend of mine in Switzerland came to me originally early this year for a custom leather tank bib to match his custom seat from a shop in New York.
This seat is something I had never seen before but I quickly recognized the color as saddle tan, a common color in horse saddles.  By itself, the seat looked lonely, a bit out of place with it’s bright golden tan color on a black bike.  We discussed the bib some and he decided to stick with the same shape as the factory bib but wanted his highly detailed family emblem on it.  Using a combination of laser engraving and hand tooling, I was able to recreate it in exacting detail, including the text on the banner.  Thick, white hand stitched edges were required to match the seat so I set to work.  Together they looked great but the backend needed something so Umberto sent another email, asking about a custom roll style bag to fit between his custom seat and custom fender.  I have to wonder how many parts on his Softail Slim are factory besides the engine and frame.  We agreed on a smallish, 4″ diameter x 10″ long back that would strap to the frame between the two parts with the buckles reversed so they wouldn’t touch the fender when the bag was opened.  His racing number was hand tooled on the flap and the crest laser engraved on the side caps to tie it all together.  Here are the pics, enjoy!

Laser Engraving, a year later

Posted in Fender bibs, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Motorcycles, Road King, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, switchback, Tank bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Chris Wright

So last year I mentioned getting a laser engraver and didn’t have many of my own examples (previously farmed out the engraving part to another shop), a year later that has all changed.  I’m rocking the laser most days of the week now, either for full designs, as accents to hand tooled items.  The laser gives me control over fine text and accents that no one can touch by hand and it provides a highly accurate tool for exacting logo reproductions when needed.  Obviously I still hand tool much of my work and enjoy it that way but sometimes the laser is the way to go.  Here is an updated gallery of pieces engraved with my Full Spectrum Laser. – Chris

“Axis Nightmare” custom fender bib for a Harley Fatboy Lo

Posted in airbrushing, custom work, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Motorcycles, painted, Tooled Leather, WWII Bomber with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2015 by Chris Wright

Started my day by checking email and finding my client Dave had sent in pics of the “Axis Nightmare” custom rear fender bib installed on his Harley Fatboy Lo. No question about it, that is a sexy rear fender bib…and bike and Mustang and shop…yeah, I’m jealous. 😉  Hand tooled, airbrushed and hand braided triple loop laced edges.

Enjoy the pics and have a happy Monday!
– Chris

Honda VTX and Aero 7 50 whaletail tank bibs

Posted in Honda VTX1300, leather, Motorcycles, VTX1800, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2015 by Chris Wright

As promised in a previous post, I’ve come back with more info on whaletail tank bibs. If you’ve emailed me anytime since December 2013 or checked the forums, you already know that I stopped maknig them that winter.  The good news is, late last year a fellow VTX rider came and asked if I would instruct him on making his own. Jeff made his first whaletail using my pattern and tips and was hooked.  After six months of working on whaletail tank bibs for the VTX1300, he is now expanding and making them for sale for the whole VTX 1300/1800 line and the ’04-’09 Honda Aero 750.  His website: http://abgmsales.wix.com/whale-tail-bib shows the current models and he has the rest being shipped to him in the next week or so.  Contact info is on his website or you can email him at: abgmsales@hotmail.com Cheers, Chris

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