Friday, January 27, 2012

Tiki dudes

I was out making buckles this morning and decided to forge out a few of these.  They are so much fun to make.  I'm going to use this motif for a bunch of new products...

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Product - Dog Tags

Dog Tags - check 'em out.  Whether you are going for the military look, you need a new key fob, you just sat down on the couch with an unopened beer and forgot the bottle opener, and Fido is right there at your feet, or you need something cool to dangle from your custom motorcycle ... we got you covered.  You can have all that an open a cold one at the same time.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Doing Some Stamping

I have gotten a bunch of orders in lately for custom stamped buckles.  I was out in the shop today stamping a customer's initials into a buckle, so I thought I would do a few others while I was at it.

For the George Orwell fan:

This is my flypress.  It's such an awesome machine.  I use it all the time.

I have a ton of different jigs and tools I've made for it.  This is the setup I use for stamping.

Here is the setup I use for bending the buckles into shape.

It's pretty safe.  I've only had one accident with it so far.  A few years ago, I got my finger caught in between the handle and a ring I was bending and my nail popped off like the press was opening a can of soda.  At the ER the nurse kept asking, "Are you okay?  You look pale." and I was all "Really?  Well, I suppose it could have something to do with the fact that I just smashed my finger in an industrial press."  Good times.