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Twisted 66
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PostSubject: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:25 pm

so I had some mods planned for the winter but unfortunately my paint job fell through..so I was thinking maybe I could do an oversized fender bib and a new tank bib to customize her up..then I had it priced out ! Ouch! I just don't have the $$ to have the leather work done so..I figured after talking to a great guy on facebook that talked me into giving it a try myself I have saved a huuuuge chunk of $$ and made my own.
the fender bib ...

tank and fender bib..



I have new plans for a new tank bib to be honest with you..It works great right now but need more "me" style to it I think.
comments and critique always welcome :)
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Nice leather work! I like the see, hear and speak theme.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:50 pm

Very nice work! they look great  
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:23 pm

That looks great how did you do it?
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Twisted 66
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:47 pm

drew up the picture, bought some leather, sized out the bib with paper first on my fender/tank then traced it to the leather..traced on the final drawing and then tooled the hell out of it lol , dyed it, laced and it backed it with felt.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:54 pm

Excellent work - you are a true craftsman, Sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:41 pm

I echo what everyone else has said excellent work,and photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:36 pm

Superb work!

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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:12 pm

I am shocked at your skill, one off and most beautiful   
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:01 pm

I absolutely love it, you must feel so proud of your work.    
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:14 pm

Stunning my friend. You could sell those commercially they're so good!
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:35 pm

I agree with that, a very talented man.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:46 pm

I appreciate all the comments..I admit it feels great to know I'm on the right track. It would seem my Wife agrees as well and decided the other week how great it would be to have a tank bib on her bike as well :) so after a week of ideas and scetches and tooling and frustration..I give you... the phoenix tank bib:
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:14 pm

Nice job Twisted    
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alfie92
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:20 pm

Cracking job m8.
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:35 pm

Very nice, you must have plenty of patience
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:29 pm

Your skill is amazing, you should be proud of what you have created  
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:43 am

You truely have a talent that should be exploited, as they say around here. The skills that pay bills.  
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:42 pm

As a teenager I did leather work. I had all the leather working tools.Made several western belts and billfolds. 
 That is one of the things in my life I let get away after I married and did the Military thing. I admire T66's talent and understand the pride he must have in these bib's.
  Great work T66.    
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:33 pm

They look fantastic mate well done     
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:02 am

That's incredible work, oh twisted one ..... Could be made by a professional   
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PostSubject: Re: Hand crafted tank & fender bibs    Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:56 pm

First class.
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