Some while back a fellow uni student asked me to make a guitar strap for his father, this included custom text tooled on it. This was his nickname and the name of the band his band.

 

A friend of a friend commissioned me to make a case for his girlfriends' TLR camera as a surprise for her. It was a little bit of a challenge to create a wooden model of the camera so that I could do the wet molding for the lens cover. But like any challenge, this project taught me a few things.

A little while back I was commissioned to make an absolute brutal monster of a flogger, which got dubbed "Hail Hitter". Images of this inspired another commission, but this one is not quite so long, coming in at 600mm long for the falls (lashes), where the original is about 800mm long (and almost brushed the floor in a relaxed grip). Hence this new monster has so far been dubbed "Hail Hitter Jr", it may not be as big as its predecessor, but it will certainly appease those desires for impact play. It will definitely say "ON YOUR KNEES!!" to just about anyone on the recieving end.

The handle is made from Ironbark, which turns quite nicely on the lathe and has been stained with a purple dye, then treated with tung oil and beeswax. I went with a "quirky" shape for the handle, because the owner is a "quirky" personality.

   

Sometimes a customer knows exactly what they are looking for with a custom piece, sometimes the idea needs to be worked on. The idea for this collar needed a little massaging to eventually be even more than what they had initially envisioned. The idea was to have some spikes, a D-ring for a leash and a little D-ring for a name tag, they also wanted it to have some sort of padding on the inside of the collar.

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