Robyn

Making Buckaroo Spur Straps With Conchos

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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?

Thanks folks!

Happy trails....

Robyn :)

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Robyn

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

Mark

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Robyn

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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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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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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Robyn

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.

Mark

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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.

Mark

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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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Mark, You continue to amaze and entertain. Nice straps. And I think those are ROY spurs. Nice touch.

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Thank you for the tips on this hurdle of mine. :) I am going to try something like this.

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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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Robyn

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.

txgreenhorn

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

Mark

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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

post-9505-092241700 1308961342_thumb.jpg

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.

Mark

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!

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