About John

John Legg came from a long line of craftsmen.


John Legg came from a long line of craftsmen.

Early on John built a custom Harley Davidson Shovelhead with the help of some fellow motorcycle enthusiasts from Cut and Shoot Texas. 

John was down to the last step before completing the Shovelhead…the seat. The particular seat and trim John had envisioned was something that just could not be bought off the shelf. John was not the type to throw in the towel so easily. He aptly decided to buy all the necessary tools and materials and teach himself the leather craftsman trade.

John carved himself a custom, hand tooled leather seat as his first piece in his new found trade as a leather craftsmen. He laced it and stained it to complete his masterpiece. After friends and acquaintances got a glimpse of his handiwork, the requests for custom pieces started to roll in. The rest is history.

JL Leather & Steel uses only the best materials available to fabricate high quality, hand made leather & steel products. All products are made right here in Dripping Springs, Texas from materials procured in the USA.

JL Leather & Steel is a small business aspiring to stay small but happy. My son and my craft are my life, along with frequent rides through the hills.

~ John