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Custom BBQ Tools...Texas Guys Check These Out!

fasteddiemfasteddiem Posts: 212
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Well Guys...as a new Egghead that is addicted to this cooker, food and forum, I felt the need to seek out some custom BBQ tools...Did I really need them, No, but I like to have some cool accessories to go with the Egg! I spent a few days searching the internet for some custom manufacturers and after a few strike outs I came across Bob and Rosie Lewis with Dusty Mustang Leather. I was searching www.etsy.com and found a Steer Head Meat Turner and had to have it! After sending some messages to the shop owners I found out they make an entire line of BBQ tools that are hand forged and the handles are covered in hand braided leather including a fork, turner, and spatula. I inquired if they would make a bottle opener to go with the set and they agreed to do so and "whipped" one up the next day! After seeing the quick work I had a thought...perhaps they could make a "wiggle rod". I sent a few email links with the specs on a few wigglers and Bob went to work in the forge to make a sweet tool! IMG_1617.jpgIMG_1618.jpg
IMG_1619.jpg
Once the tools were complete I needed a place to put the tools. After reviewing their online store and shop in ETSY, I saw that they did leather work as well. I asked if they had ever made a BBQ tool "roll." They hadn't but thought it made sense to do so! Rosie went to work designing a roll made in canvas as a mock up for the suede to follow. After a few modifications per my request we came up with a roll that would hold all five tools, a stem thermometer, butane lighter, and Leatherman tool. I was able to get exactly what I wanted made to order! So amazing! IMG_1616.jpgIMG_1620.jpg
If this wasn't enough Rosie thought I might like a Leather BBQ apron so she went to work and made one up! IMG_1624.jpg
Both were treated to reduce staining and sent off.

I write this because it is rare today to find a vendor that works 100% for your complete satisfaction. Bob and Rosie are wonderful people who take great pride in what they do! If this wasn't enough these items were made in the US by two California retirees! I don't know if there is a market for these in the "Eggdom" but I thought I would share my experience and perhaps send some work to some great people who "bent over backwards" to make me a happy "egger!" These are amazing tools that feel great in your hand! Here is their contact information if you are interested. If you need any more details or want to talk about my experience please feel free to contact me via email or Ping!

Bob and Rosie Lewis

www.dustymustangleather.com

Dusty mustang leather shop @ www.etsy.com

Email - ac6vc@frontiernet.net

I hope this finds everyone well!

Eddie :)

Comments

  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,152
    WOW! Those are fantastic. Coolest look tools I have seen for the grill. Great find. How many more days before Christmas?
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    These are very COOL!!! Thanks for the great steer. I will be talking with them soon.
  • TnVolKenTnVolKen Posts: 198
    Wow, do they sell these as a set now?
  • fasteddiemfasteddiem Posts: 212
    TnVolKen,

    They do sell whole sets of both the steer head as well as one's fashioned from horseshoes! Very cool work and I can attest to the amazing craftsmanship. I'm trying to persuade them to make one's with a "pigs" head as the pig is a revered animal in Eggdom!
  • AUCEAUCE Posts: 283

    Well Guys...as a new Egghead that is addicted to this cooker, food and forum, I felt the need to seek out some custom BBQ tools...Did I really need them, No, but I like to have some cool accessories to go with the Egg! I spent a few days searching the internet for some custom manufacturers and after a few strike outs I came across Bob and Rosie Lewis with Dusty Mustang Leather. I was searching www.etsy.com and found a Steer Head Meat Turner and had to have it! After sending some messages to the shop owners I found out they make an entire line of BBQ tools that are hand forged and the handles are covered in hand braided leather including a fork, turner, and spatula. I inquired if they would make a bottle opener to go with the set and they agreed to do so and "whipped" one up the next day! After seeing the quick work I had a thought...perhaps they could make a "wiggle rod". I sent a few email links with the specs on a few wigglers and Bob went to work in the forge to make a sweet tool! IMG_1617.jpgIMG_1618.jpg

    IMG_1619.jpg

    Once the tools were complete I needed a place to put the tools. After reviewing their online store and shop in ETSY, I saw that they did leather work as well. I asked if they had ever made a BBQ tool "roll." They hadn't but thought it made sense to do so! Rosie went to work designing a roll made in canvas as a mock up for the suede to follow. After a few modifications per my request we came up with a roll that would hold all five tools, a stem thermometer, butane lighter, and Leatherman tool. I was able to get exactly what I wanted made to order! So amazing! IMG_1616.jpgIMG_1620.jpg

    If this wasn't enough Rosie thought I might like a Leather BBQ apron so she went to work and made one up! IMG_1624.jpg

    Both were treated to reduce staining and sent off.



    I write this because it is rare today to find a vendor that works 100% for your complete satisfaction. Bob and Rosie are wonderful people who take great pride in what they do! If this wasn't enough these items were made in the US by two California retirees! I don't know if there is a market for these in the "Eggdom" but I thought I would share my experience and perhaps send some work to some great people who "bent over backwards" to make me a happy "egger!" These are amazing tools that feel great in your hand! Here is their contact information if you are interested. If you need any more details or want to talk about my experience please feel free to contact me via email or Ping!



    Bob and Rosie Lewis



    www.dustymustangleather.com



    Dusty mustang leather shop @ www.etsy.com



    Email - ac6vc@frontiernet.net



    I hope this finds everyone well!



    Eddie :)

    Bob's no longer making sets..arthritis and tendinitis. ..

    I would much rather be able to say I was glad I did than wished I had........

    XL owner and purveyor of pallette perfection...

  • apinionapinion Posts: 161
    Really nice work!

    Louisianian by birth, Louisianian by death. Austinite for now...
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,287
    Eddie thanks so much for posting this.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 877
    Very cool!
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14
    Tampa Bay, FL
  • bweekesbweekes Posts: 143
    Nice - looks like a Dexter kill kit. 
    Ajax, ON Canada
    (XL BGE, KJ Jr., La Caja China #2)
  • antonanton Posts: 881
    Those are not only great tools, but handcrafted with nice quality and fantastic features. My heart swelled with pride when I read the line "Made by two California retirees"!!!!! I could not be more proud right now, Born and raised!
    :)>- :D \:D/
     Using a MBGE,woo/w stone,livin' in  Hayward California," The Heart Of The Bay "
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,265
    edited December 9
    this post is from June 2011,  webpage http://www.dustymustangleather.com/ no longer available.
    Vaughan, ON
  • rstermanrsterman Posts: 39
    What is the cost of the 5 tool packet including the tools and the leather carrying case?.....they are absolutely beautiful...
    Berlin, Maryland
  • Since these are no longer available has anyone found anyone that makes something similar?  I would certainly like to have a set!!
    Large BGE
  • AUCEAUCE Posts: 283
    Jellyworm said:
    Since these are no longer available has anyone found anyone that makes something similar?  I would certainly like to have a set!!

    Working on it..got a guy..pricing a set with 

    Holding Rack -wall mounted

    Spatula

    Fork

    Spoon

     Ladle

    Tongs

    Ash tool


    Here's the best part  PIGS HEADS!!

    I'll post info, price and pics as I get em..I want to see craftsmanship BEFORE I share and everyones unhappy..I'll be the guinea pig.


    I would much rather be able to say I was glad I did than wished I had........

    XL owner and purveyor of pallette perfection...

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