Recent Busy Weeks


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.

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20 Responses to “Recent Busy Weeks”

  1. paula says:

    you are brilliant.

  2. I love the way you packaged the belts! So interesting, and so simple. Are you still selling belts? Did I miss out?

    - Paula

  3. Briar says:

    Very nice, indeed!

  4. kate says:

    Oh how I love the belt packaging! And seeing them all stacked up neatly. Beautiful.

  5. Miss Moss says:

    your belts are EXQUISITE. that’s exquisite with all capital letters.

  6. dave says:

    where’d you find the great looking wing-tip boots?

  7. Yay! I got my parcel today and will be giving it to my husband as a late Christmas gift when he gets home from work in about an hour (fingers crossed it fits him right)! :)

  8. megan says:

    received my belt on Friday and I’ve worn it every day since. The packaging was awesome and the belt is my new fav. thanks!!!

  9. Sally says:

    Now I wish I said yes to the belt project!!! They look amazing – lovely quality and I can only imagine what they smell like. Can’t wait to see the results.

  10. Abbey H says:

    Matt- that packaging is seriously stunning. I just pinned the hell out of this post. :)

  11. Sally says:

    I love seeing photographs of the belt-making process. The boys are going to be so excited to wear their new belts!

  12. sweetsweetdrew says:

    i find the things you do really inspiring…

  13. chairsmith says:

    Wonderful imagery. Look forward to finding out more about your secret project.

  14. Logan says:

    Man, the way you packaged and tagged those belts inspires me to try and sell my own stuff someday. Great job. Those buckles look so cool with the fresh cut leather. Keep it up!

  15. Jill says:

    Matt, my belt has arrived and took it’s first trip around my waist on Thursday. After just one wear, it’s already taken a nice curve from the original straight line. I’m just thrilled with it and can’t wait to photograph in a few weeks/months.

    It’s beautifully made – and I bet you’ve got some callouses to show for it!

    I’ll be dropping a sweet little thank you parcel in the mail next week :)

  16. Kris says:

    hello! I came upon this site by accident, really cool and an interesting merge of art, trades, concepts and thoughts AND… I see you merge music into your concept occasionally?? Would like to send you a copy of our cd entitled Still Here Inside by Kris and Dee… please contact if you are interested. : ) I enjoyed browsing your work.

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