It’s been a crazy busy time around here. I’m in the middle of multiple client projects, home projects and W&F pieces. As always, most undertakings end up taking way more time than you’d like – specifically the belt project. Thankfully some started shipping last week, and the final pieces are leaving my hands today. I know that some of you wanted to meetup for local pickup, but with so many things going on, I just can’t feasibly schedule anything. Seriously, I was walking to the mailbox with bags of Priority envelopes last night at 1am. It was actually a most relaxing walk… Knowing that I can mark this project off my list!
If you are a wear-in participant, you should be seeing your package soon. Hopefully everyone is still excited about the project. It was fun to produce, and I definitely learned a lot of things about working with ridiculously heavy leather. All pieces were cut, formed and shaped by hand, so please forgive any minor tooling marks. As your belts wear-in, they should take on so many cool marks, colors & creases and I’m anxious to see how they look in a few months’ time. I’ve set up a Wood&Faulk flickr group, so if you want to post some progress, it’d be great to tag them in there. Or you might want to post/tag them in the Wood&Faulk facebook page.
As for other fun stuff, I just update the store with some Portland crafted soaps from Maak Soap Lab, and I received some fine, new bags from Heritage Leather. In stock now is the Standard 16 and a new black Deluxe 16. Both in a shorter height, which is great for a small amount of tools or more business-like items – my 15” MacBook Pro fits in there great. Gracious thanks to the brilliant Lisa Warninger for hanging out and shooting all my product shots for the new bags and Maak soap.
Also, I thought I’d throw in a photo of another project prototype I’m working on, which I can’t really share now, but it’s been fun experimenting with. It’ll be made of Oak and using the end pieces of leather straps that were too short to make a belt. I’ll throw more details out there when I can share.