These are Walnut Studiolo’s completely opinionated rules of play for cribbage, a game that has been played since the 1600s and holds a special place in our hearts. Rules differ between families, and even regionally (we learned about “muggins” from a few Canadian players!). Geoff grew up learning to play it with his grandma and… Read More How to Play Cribbage: Rules of Play
You asked, we answered. We just updated our Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) page with more answers to your frequently-asked questions, and re-organized the questions a bit with some in-page hyperlinking for navigability. We also made the FAQ page easier to find while you’re browsing by placing a link to it in the footer, and on the left-hand column… Read More Asked and answered
An alert reader noticed these pictures of a custom project we did for another customer on our Flickr page and wondered about the color. This was a custom color job for a customer, and we call this “light brown”. It’s somewhere in between our two standard colors that we call “honey” and “dark brown”. We… Read More Somewhere between honey brown and dark brown
I just received your leathers and have installed one side of the sew-on handlebar leathers. It looks great! Unfortunately, it’s still a little too light coloured for my liking. Is there any way you would recommend for me to darken it? Are there any oils I can apply to the leather? Thanks in advance!! Regards, Lloyd You can darken our… Read More How to darken vegetable-tanned leather easily
Please explain how you tighten or lock the the initial stitch in the city grips. It seems in the YouTube instructional video the the first stitch still has thread hanging off by the time you finished with the surgeon’s knot. Thanks, Donald In the video, I use one needle, and one length of thread. This… Read More Tying off the sew-on bicycle city grips
I am about to install my bar wraps. (I just read the piece on your blog regarding the shrinkage issue one of your customers had. I will keep that in mind). The question I have is, when I get to the end of the either side of the handlebar with my sewing, I know I… Read More To tuck or not to tuck? How to finish your bar ends.
Infographic: How to choose leather bar wraps for your bicycle. Updated in 2019! … Read More How to Choose The Best Leather Bar Wraps for your Bike
In this post, we provide tips & tricks for preventing contraction or “shrinkage” of sew-on leather bar wrap installations when they aren’t being anchored down by tape or whip-tie. … Read More Flush Ends: Reducing Contraction On Sew-on Leather Bar Wrap Ends