Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pinstriping - Gas tank

The chopper which I pinstripe the flaked flame tank for.. today I´ll start on the back fender, which will fit a 300 wide tire. Next week I´ll do the front fender and oil tank.. the oil tank will also have the number "50" gold leafed on the side..

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinstriping - Cross Helmet

In return for the Harley Davidson AMF Rapido gas tank I got, I pinstriped a pretty scratchy cross helmet for the owner.. you can see by the helmet, he´s an active driver :-)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Leather craft - Stool in progress..

The top of the office working stool is more or less finished. A little more coloring when the sides are done, and then.. That Barry King Maul was really a good investment.. Got so much more control of the tooling, at least for me..

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Harley Davidson AMF Rapido Gas Tank

I finally got a Harley Davidson AMF Rapido gas tank, which I will eventually use at my own bobber build... I have been looking for this gas tank for years and a while ago I found one for sale together with a rigid triumph project, and contacted the seller to ask if he wanted to sell just the gas tank. At the time, it was only for sale with the project, but it ended up with that I got the gas tank for free, if I pinstriped the old owners helmet.. :-)

The Rapido was built between 1968 - 1972 (the year I was born). Gas Capacity: 2.4 Gallons with 1 Quart Reserve. I need a gas cap for this one tho, so if anyone come across an old Rapido gas cap that fits.. let me know :-)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Biker Journalen - Issue 1, 2012

My work was mentioned twice in two different articles in the first issue of Biker Journalen, 2012. The first is of my good friend Gert´s bike which I pinstriped, and the second is from the Motörhead / Victory Motorcycles, which I made leather seats for.

For subscription, check out or buy the magazine at Narvesen kiosks. Morten Andersen has the text for both articles.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Office...

Probably found my new "office" today... a little clean up, and there will be a nice environment for my leather craft, pinstriping, engraving activities etc.. Pretty sure my townhouse neighbors will appreciate it as well :-) Also the room next door is pretty well equipped with an english wheel, welding equipment and all sorts of stuff for customizing bikes and parts..

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Leather craft - Stool in progress..

Just some progress photos of the stool I´m working on for the upholstery shop.. I will be using it as a work chair, and as a "show off" for upholstery customers at the same time.. and also it´s a good way to check out how the coloring and motive will last with a lot of usage.. That Barry King maul on the first picture is really a great tool.. my old "hammer" is hammered to pieces and obviously not ment for leather craft, so I´m really happy about this Barry King Tool!