Friday, May 27, 2016

Cruisies redux

Redesigned the cruisie with mass production in mind and smashed out a few for the Pedaler's Jamboree, this weekend. You can pick one up at Estelle Sewing, in Boonville. (There may be a few at Maude V, downtown CoMo, too.)

Most of these are Top Gun poly acrylic on the outside and Sunbrella acrylic on the inside. I'm done making these outta Cordura nylon -- it fades too much (if you commute every day and park your bike outside).

Simplified the strapping ... and in doing so created a loop for additional mounting options. Take it off your bike and wear it on yer belt, if you want. Go ahead.

Sewing most of it while it's flat and then felling the side seam with the post-bed machine. Turned out pretty good. Need to do another twenty (and lower the table three inches) before I'm really good. :)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Li'l Wild Library

Well, after three years, we finally got the li'l lending brary put in thee old shingle oak stump.

All kinds of books!

Turns out carving aged oak is a real mother. I tried a lot of dumb techniques, like drilling, chiseling, and sledge-wedging until I got an angle grinder with a tiny chainsaw blade (from King Arthur's Tools). This thing is rad. It still took forever, but it was easier. And now I can make, like, totem bear art or something.


 Jenny designed a stamp, painted the thing, and picked out all the books.

If you're in the hood, let us know what you'd like to read at wild.brary [at] g mail.

 So long, old tree. Hope you like being a little library.