Been a Busy "B" Lately.
A Draw Corded Ditty Bag.
I was asked if I could create a standard sized bag with a hemp draw cord by some folks in Canada, and yes; I know I said I was not going to do this type of work again, but as I happened to have a couple of unfinished bag bodies, and also because I find it hard to say No! I got to work, and below is what I came up with from my brief.
The folks from Canada never got back to me; but luckily the bag has now been sold to another more deserving person :-)
Hand seamed in 12oz Cotton Duck canvas, with 6 hand sewn grommet eyelets.
Some of the tools of the my trade.
Puckered up and ready to go.
And on to the business of serious fun making!
I have been fetteling with my race / road training bike over the past few weeks, I still have a way's to go yet but this is what I have done so far.
I concentrated mainly on the rear wheel and wheel disks, the original Carbon fibre moulded disks I made; and had great success with; actually winning races in my class ;-) have now been passed on and I set about building a whole new rear wheel, the main reason for a new wheel was to trim a little weight off, quieten th e thundering noise I got every time I hit a bumb; and that the original rim did not have enough surface area for attaching the fabric covering.
I then got down to the business of comfort and made a new air mesh padded seat pad, and pillow neck rest from the same materials, and I can confirm that it is too comfortable, I have been spotted napping on several occasions whilst out and presumably training ;-)
I could not help myself and had to add a nice dimpled look to the pad very cushy.
I still have the new bars I made to fit, which include a whole new brake and gear operating system, some serious chopping and modding going on there.
more to follow soon?