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Friday, March 27, 2009

IWB holster for my 1911

this is experimental, design wise. An "IWB" (In WaistBand or Belt (not really sure the correct term) is designed for extra concealment while just wearing a t-shirt. The gun is worn in the pants with only the loops and handle showing when your shirt is lifted. You can go a step further with a different strap set up, so you can actually tuck in your shirt. I rarely tuck my shirts, so i opted against. maybe another day.

I removed the rubber grips to slim it down. Just for kicks, I made this leather handle, which i kinda like, plus it's smooth on my belly. I will probably tool it up fancy tonight. The holster as a whole works pretty well, still need to mold it some more. Wearing it on the hip, where it is most comfy to sit and stand, it is still a little noticable. we'll see, or will we.....

Thursday, March 19, 2009


The first ride on my new (larger) gas tank, left me stranded in the middle of downtown Nashville in a hairy spot on the interstate. luckly Kiwi saved me. i quickly realized that with the super slick positioning of my fuel petcock, i have absolutley ZERO reserve. when its out, it out. so i bought this fuel can from a camping store before our FLA trip. holds 33oz of gas. I packed it in my side bag and it gave me a nice sense of security going thru the mountains and 'no shoulder' interstates of Georgia. on the way home it saved me. we were riding into a headwind and didn't get as good as gas milage as before. i ran out just short of our planned 100 mile stop. again in a hairy situation (fast lane) on a 4 lane interstate. I pondered this creation in the next 605 miles home. figured it needed to be a permanant fixture. my main concern was making it secure, especially since i usually ride up front..

"no guts no glory"

I got this sweet buckle from Billy /Barebones Choppers. i told him i was lookin for one for that last belt i made (upside down) and this is what he sent!! i was stoked.

even tho i can't 'legally' carry this blade (too long), i felt i needed a good sheath for it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Seat update....

the seat i made for my scoot (below) worked great. Me and Bee just pulled a 1600 mile trip in 2.5 days of riding. on the way home, we rode from Orlando to Nashville (700 miles) in 12 hours....i was able to walk the next day which is a testiment to the seat.

i've been working on a bunch of 'wares' for an upcoming tattoo convention. pics to be posted soon.