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Been awhile…

Posted in airbrushed, Blackline, brown, Custom Embroidery, Dyna, Fatbob, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Road King, Skull, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Tank bib, tank panel, WWII Bomber with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2017 by Chris Wright

It has been ages since I posted here to the blog, mainly because Facebook and Instagram are so much easier to use.
But it seems a good number of folks keep swinging by to check out Three Mutts Customs so here are a few pics to show what we’ve been up to lately. Of course hand tooled fender bibs, tank bibs and custom bags are still our specialty but now we’re matching to the popular seats more closely.  Mustang distressed brown material is in stock, a new relationship with LePera allows us access to ALL of their materials and Corbin matching material is possible now too!

Custom embroidery in house! An inexpensive way to apply full color designs to your custom bib.

Brown tank bibs material matched to Mustang seats, both in plain and diamond stitch!

More Chaos Pebbles with the new full body and Split Lane designs!

And for those that want to go full tilt for a full custom, there are always hand tooled & airbrushed possibilities.

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Port Dawg bib set for a Harley Fatboy Lo

Posted in Fender bibs, hand tooled, Laser Engraving, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by Chris Wright

Received some cool shots today of the Port Dawg tank and fender bib set from the client.
Here they are installed on his black & red 2012 Harley Fatboy Lo.
The double stitched and burnished edges make for a good tie in with the matte paint job and red accents.

The text is laser engraving set inside the hand tooled borders with Chaos Pebble background, the bulldog was also hand tooled.
Here are the bike shots and a shot of the tooling “in the raw”.

Port Dawg bib set tooledPort Dawg 2012 Fatboy Lo bib set

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!

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

How about some color?!

Posted in color mixing, Fender bibs, Heritage, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Road King, Slim, Softail, StreetGlide, switchback, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by Chris Wright

One of my specialties is airbrushed and hand painted custom tank bibs and fender bibs.
Eagles, Pin-Ups, and Sugar Skulls are just a few of my recent full color subjects. What some folks don’t realize is these are hand tooled first and then painted. This enhances the highlights, shadows and depth of the final piece. Granted, the process isn’t cheap but the end result is unlike most custom bibs, for Harleys or any other bike you’ll find out there.

here are a couple of pics of my most recent custom painted tank and fender bibs for Harley motorcycles.  Enjoy!

leather tooling eye candy

Posted in Fender bibs, Harley Fatboy, Harley Softail, leather, Motorcycles, Softail, Tank bib, tank panel, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2014 by Chris Wright

Hey folks, I’ve been working on a number of big jobs lately so the posts are fewer and farther between.  I’ve just never felt the blog was the place for in process stuff so i started a new Instagram account for in process pics and quick posts and will reserve the blog for finished items, rally info and such.  For those of you that subscribe though, I thought I would share a few of the long term toolings that I’ve been working on to keep you in the loop.  If you have Instagram, check me out there by searching for #threemuttscustoms.  Enjoy the pics!

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