Friday, 22 April 2016

This Could Be The Last Update

I've been thinking for a while...
Bringing this blog and my Facebook page together.
I want to test how it  would work.
I appreciate it if you  could 'like' my Facebook page.

Takakuda Facebook

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

肥後守 Higonokami

Hello! I'm back from Japan!
肥後守 Higonokami knives are Japanese traditional folding knives.
肥後守 (with cases) will be available at the Kickback Custom Motorcycle Show this weekend.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Shop Update

My Etsy shop is closed until 18th April as I am visiting Japan.
However I will have a store at the upcoming Kickback show 16-17 April near Coventry. Come and say hello!

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Broken Generator 3

My classic Beetle broke down with a generator fault on 16th Jan, the day after my birthday. 
I sent the broken generator to the repair work guys in Hertfordshire.
It couldn't be repaired so I had to buy a new one.
I installed it but it was a big faff. The generator was working but not charging the battery.
Checking here and there but I had no clue what was wrong.
All in all after 2 months hustle with her, finally I found out the problem today.
It was only this little bloody lamp!!!
This lamp was faulty and it broke the battery charging circuit! 

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Broken Generator 2

Finally I've got a new generator for my Beetle.
I couldn't afford a proper Bosh one (cost about £470) so I went with an imitation generator (cost about £120). Hope it works...
I installed it into the car but I'm not entirely sure it is actually generating... To be honest electricity is my weak point.
Maybe I should upgrade my AA contract before I go out for a ride...

By the way I fired up my bike for the first time this year. There was absolutely no problem. I can't wait for the warmer weather!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Super Heavy Weight Cowhide Belt 2

42mm wide x 5mm thick heavy weight cowhide belts with solid brass buckles
These will be available at Kickback Motorcycle Show Stoneleigh Park on 16-17th April.
I'm planning to cut them to size at the show.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Super Heavy Weight Cowhide Belt 1

I've got some 42mm wide x 5mm thick cowhide belt strips.
I'm planning to make super heavy weight cowhide belts with solid brass buckles.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Broken Generator

I took my classic beetle out around Cambridge a couple of weeks ago without knowing that the generator was broken. Well, how did I know???
I ended up calling out the AA from the pub's car park in Saffron Walden.
This weekend I tackled the dead generator, by taking it out of the car.  I'll send it over to a specialist and let's see what they say.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Visiting Storik

I visited the classic & vintage car bodywork specialist "Storik" this morning.

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Dad's Wallet

I just made a wallet for my dad. I sent it over to Japan this morning.
He wanted a strap to hold it together.
To be honest... I don't like it.... but well, that's he wants...

Monday, 18 January 2016

Kickback Stoneleigh Park

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be having a store at Kickback Stoneleigh Park Exhibition Centre on16-17 April 2016.
Looking forward seeing you there!!!!!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Disposable Lighter Case

Natural Veg Cowhide, Horsehide, Cowhide Chocolate and Cowhide Black (from left)

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Black Koi Short Wallet 2

Black Koi Short Wallet (no coin case)

Material : Cowhide/Horsehide

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Thunderbird Custom Saddle Bags 4

Cowhide Custom Saddlebags

The owner wanted the saddlebags to fit between the dual exhausts and the pillion bar.
These saddlebags have 2 straps each for fixing to the bar and are linked with a center strap to stabilize bags and for extra security.


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Etsy Shop Update

I have updated my Etsy shop. To be honest it was actually a bit rubbish... but now more items are available.
Pop in and take a look!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Kickback Chelsea 2

I have to say thank you to Lorne and Zoe for letting me take part in this fantastic show!
Also thank you to everyone who came and saw me at the show. I really enjoyed talking to you, guys!
Here are some photos... Excuse some blurry photos, my GoPro didn't work well in the black room .