Handmade leather products

I hope this level of humor in the fire service never dies out. 
 
I had a friend reach out that his coworker had placed an order and was looking for him to ask me for "expedited services". So he paid me the cost of shipping to send him a box full of leather shavings to get his hopes up. πŸ˜†

I hope this level of humor in the fire service never dies out.

I had a friend reach out that his coworker had placed an order and was looking for him to ask me for "expedited services". So he paid me the cost of shipping to send him a box full of leather shavings to get his hopes up. πŸ˜†
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Some snazzy Autumn Harvest suspenders on today's menu. Shipping day today. The majority of our in production batch will be out today/ tomorrow, and a new one has just started. Production emails will be going out later today. 🀘

Some snazzy Autumn Harvest suspenders on today's menu. Shipping day today. The majority of our in production batch will be out today/ tomorrow, and a new one has just started. Production emails will be going out later today. 🀘 ...

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Let's go! Podcast is live. As previously mentioned we tackle the subjects of  converting a hobby into a business, learning the ropes of running it, and the parallels between business ownership and fire service mentorship.

Link to the podcast is in our bio. Have a listen! Thanks again Jeremy for reaching out to have this discussion.

Let's go! Podcast is live. As previously mentioned we tackle the subjects of converting a hobby into a business, learning the ropes of running it, and the parallels between business ownership and fire service mentorship.

Link to the podcast is in our bio. Have a listen! Thanks again Jeremy for reaching out to have this discussion.
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"Humble beginnings" was always a favorite quote from our friends at @national_fire_radio when we did our first video together. This is what that looks like. A small single car garage that housed a hobby quickly turned into a life changing venture with a (much younger) entrepreneur trying to make sense of  the ins and outs of how to start, run, and manage being a small business owner while still being elbow deep in every aspect of the production/trade part of it all. 
 
Tomorrow, we talk shop with Jeremy from NFR about transitioning a hobby into a business, as well as the parallels shared with being in the fire service and running a business.

"Humble beginnings" was always a favorite quote from our friends at @national_fire_radio when we did our first video together. This is what that looks like. A small single car garage that housed a hobby quickly turned into a life changing venture with a (much younger) entrepreneur trying to make sense of the ins and outs of how to start, run, and manage being a small business owner while still being elbow deep in every aspect of the production/trade part of it all.

Tomorrow, we talk shop with Jeremy from NFR about transitioning a hobby into a business, as well as the parallels shared with being in the fire service and running a business.
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Mexican flag colors with gold outline. Another week starting, as does another batch. Email updates just dropped for anyone going into production status.

Mexican flag colors with gold outline. Another week starting, as does another batch. Email updates just dropped for anyone going into production status. ...

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Knocking this batch out and looking to get the next one going.

Knocking this batch out and looking to get the next one going. ...

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We're Back!!! Fun fact: IG took down my "strapped" post for inciting or advocating violence because I mentioned a particular cartel. Big L ig, ya bunch of soft nerds.πŸ‘Ž

We're Back!!! Fun fact: IG took down my "strapped" post for inciting or advocating violence because I mentioned a particular cartel. Big L ig, ya bunch of soft nerds.πŸ‘Ž ...

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Sometimes the thread needs to come back out.

Sometimes the thread needs to come back out. ...

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Nicknames: 
 
Who has the best one? My favorite one has been a repeat customer "Trainwreck" 😁 
 
What's the funniest/most endearing nickname you have for someone on your department?

Nicknames:

Who has the best one? My favorite one has been a repeat customer "Trainwreck" 😁

What's the funniest/most endearing nickname you have for someone on your department?
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White with glittered gold and black outline. Looking pretty snazzy to me. 😎

White with glittered gold and black outline. Looking pretty snazzy to me. 😎 ...

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E N G I N E

E N G I N E ...

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Pretty in pink.

Pretty in pink. ...

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White with Glittered Gold repping their Battalion/Division πŸ‘Œ

White with Glittered Gold repping their Battalion/Division πŸ‘Œ ...

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More group orders getting out. Our current batch is in the background with some still being considered gifts so.... can't see those just yet. πŸ˜‰

More group orders getting out. Our current batch is in the background with some still being considered gifts so.... can't see those just yet. πŸ˜‰ ...

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In service! 
 
So pumped to have the new year ahead of us. The next two months are no different than the last 2. Shop still runs at 110% until all of our 2022 orders are cleared from the books.

In service!

So pumped to have the new year ahead of us. The next two months are no different than the last 2. Shop still runs at 110% until all of our 2022 orders are cleared from the books.
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Added another layer of quality testing. Only the finest smelling leather gets the 🐾 of approval.

Added another layer of quality testing. Only the finest smelling leather gets the 🐾 of approval. ...

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Merry Christmas to my people on duty today! Don't eat too much, rest when you can, and have a great shift!.

Merry Christmas to my people on duty today! Don't eat too much, rest when you can, and have a great shift!. ...

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Merry Christmas everyone from my family to yours. Looking forward to the rest of the evening with friends and family.

Merry Christmas everyone from my family to yours. Looking forward to the rest of the evening with friends and family. ...

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It took someone close to me to put into perspective what we lost and what this picture represents. The industry lost one its titans with the unexpected passing of Chief Bobby Halton. Someone that had helped shape the fire service both with his service on the front lines, and subsequent impact as editor for Fire Engineering. He served as the figurehead of the largest fire service trade show in the nation.
 
Now imagine having that much impact, recognition, and clout and then head out during the convention that you're overseeing and pouring beers for a bunch of random men and women. One of my favorite memories of FDIC to be honest. Call it a stunt for good publicity if you will, but it was a gesture that did not need to happen. 
 
This man leaves behind a legacy in our fire service world that very few will have the privilege of sharing. Rest in Peace Chief Bobby Halton.

It took someone close to me to put into perspective what we lost and what this picture represents. The industry lost one its titans with the unexpected passing of Chief Bobby Halton. Someone that had helped shape the fire service both with his service on the front lines, and subsequent impact as editor for Fire Engineering. He served as the figurehead of the largest fire service trade show in the nation.

Now imagine having that much impact, recognition, and clout and then head out during the convention that you're overseeing and pouring beers for a bunch of random men and women. One of my favorite memories of FDIC to be honest. Call it a stunt for good publicity if you will, but it was a gesture that did not need to happen.

This man leaves behind a legacy in our fire service world that very few will have the privilege of sharing. Rest in Peace Chief Bobby Halton.
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AYO... Get your minds out the gutter. 😘

AYO... Get your minds out the gutter. 😘 ...

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