I'm back from Kentucky. Long week on the road as well as at CJ's for three instruction-filled days, but it was well worth it.
To be honest, I had just as good a time hanging out with CJ than learning how to engrave. A little nervous at first, having never tried engraving before this, but once I started, all of that went right out the window.
Can't say enough about CJ, as a person as well as an instructor. The history and stories he's apart of and the cool shit he has in his studio say more than enough about who he is and where he's been - he's definitely a lot different than most bikers today, if not all.
In all, we had a lot in common from the get-go and the feel was pretty laid back the whole time. Good food, good class, good times - and, there's no way you can fail the class... or get your money back.
Now all CJ has to do is get a bike so he can come out to the mountains and visit - maybe get the chop packed up and take a cross-country trip with him if he wants someone to roll with...
Here's some examples of the shoddy work I produced while I was there. It's not professional, but it's a hell of a lot better than I expected - and, everything gets better with time.
If you're serious about learning how to engrave, I highly recommend taking his class - either the 3-day or the 5-day.
I should have a short video coming out sometime soon on the class as well, so stay tuned.
-Til I see you again, thanks for everything CJ
5 weeks ago