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#1 Robyn

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:51 PM

I am making buckaroo style spur straps, and am wondering how do you make them with the conchos so that they cover the spur button?
I see so many beautiful straps done with conchos, but never see what they look like from the other side. Can anyone help me?
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:11 PM

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I can get you some pictures next week of how I do mine. hope that will help.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:13 PM

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I can get you some pictures next week of how I do mine. hope that will help.
Mark

Thank you kindly Mark!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 01:01 PM

I would also love to know how . As all the conchos seem to have screw attachment??Looking forward to the pics.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:49 PM

I would also love to know how . As all the conchos seem to have screw attachment??Looking forward to the pics.


It depends on how the conchos are setup, since I've seen quite a few different versions.

The simplest are conchos with two chicago screws set apart at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock. You punch a big hole for the button in the middle of the border circle, add a slit to allow them to be placed over the button, then two smaller holes for the chicago screws. Installing is a simple matter of bolting/lock-titing the concho onto the strap after the strap is placed over the spur button, as the concho covers the slit in the spur strap.

I've seen another type done where the concho has a loop back and single chicago screw. For those most guys seem to make a small separate strap of leather that's punched and slit to go over the spur button, and then has a smaller hole for the chicago screw. On the spur strap body there is a slot for the loop and a hole for the shank of the tapped chicago screw housing. To install, the concho is first pressed onto the spur strap body. The small strap is slipped over the button, slid through the loop back (binding the concho and small strap to the body of the spur strap), then secured with the chicago screw.




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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:05 PM

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Here is how I do mine
Here is a concho I have made
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I like these because you can keep the spur button behind the concho like this.
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here is anther way for straps with out a concho but where you still do not want to see the spur button.
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I hope these help some.
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Edited by MarkB, 24 June 2011 - 07:07 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:19 PM

Here is another way to do it.
I also will use a a plan loop back concho too and then put a Chicago screw in from of the concho like these straps
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I have tried conchos with just the screw back and have not found a good way to keep the spur button from showing (to me it is not a clean look with it showing behind the main strap) or from having the screw back work lose. I do like the two or three Chicago screws placed around the concho so that you can put you spurs on them put on the concho (making it much easier to get your spurs on the strap) I would also like to say that I have found that when you use a concho that it is easy to make the straps to big. This happens because the hole for the spur button is not in the middle where it would be normally, but can be a inch longer, specially if your button is behind the main body of your straps.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:52 PM

Hi Mark , do you know a good place to find the conchos with 2-4 screws? Having a hard time to find them, thanks Anna.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:07 PM

Mark, You continue to amaze and entertain. Nice straps. And I think those are ROY spurs. Nice touch.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

Thank you for the tips on this hurdle of mine. :) I am going to try something like this.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

What oz of leather do you use for your straps? I have used 8/9 oz. leather for single ply. I am in the process of trying 6/7 oz. for a lined pair. Hopefully this works. I also got my hands on a pattern from Caledon Leather in Calgary. Going to try this out! I haven't done a lined pair before with a concho.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:02 PM

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I use 8/9 oz for most of mine and line with 2/3 oz but you sure can go a little lighter with no problem.

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I think that any place that makes custom conchos will be able to help you with that. I would try Wages Silversmiths.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

Here is another way to do it.
I also will use a a plan loop back concho too and then put a Chicago screw in from of the concho like these straps
Attached File  Spur straps 005 - Copy (2).jpg   255.05KB   319 downloads
I have tried conchos with just the screw back and have not found a good way to keep the spur button from showing (to me it is not a clean look with it showing behind the main strap) or from having the screw back work lose. I do like the two or three Chicago screws placed around the concho so that you can put you spurs on them put on the concho (making it much easier to get your spurs on the strap) I would also like to say that I have found that when you use a concho that it is easy to make the straps to big. This happens because the hole for the spur button is not in the middle where it would be normally, but can be a inch longer, specially if your button is behind the main body of your straps.

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Mark, Can you show me what the back of the spur strap and concho looks like on this pair of leathers? I am having a hard time trying to position my hole for the spur button in the lining of the leather. Thanks!
Robyn





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