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« on: March 05, 2008, 11:37:55 am »


I have seen a bunch of great spur straps with conchos  over the outside button slot...how do you go about doing this? 

I have worked through several solutions in my head but they all seem either more trouble than their worth or just plain unworkable...

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 12:03:53 pm »

A slot in the strap to accomodate the loop of the concho - then a 'T'-shaped piece of leather with 'ears' to slip through the bar to hold in place - with the button hole at the end of the strap.

You can vary the length to fit - with the actual adjustment strap and buckle at the opposite end.

It's even simpler in practice than the explanation.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 01:18:41 pm »

Howdy
Another way that works best for me is, if I'm putting the concho on a rosette I wet mold the rosette to have a
bit of a dome to give room for the spur button underneath when I stitch on the rosette. If I'm mounting the concho
on the strap I will make a round leather disk to sew under the strap to mount the button. I'll try to post a pix of each
in a little while.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 02:52:01 pm »

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Here are the pix of both ways I do the conchos.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 02:52:26 pm »

I'll second St. George. That's the method I almost always use.

But it does require a bridle back concho rather than a screw-on or rivet-on type.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 10:31:03 pm »

WC,

Those are some fine looking spur straps. Sir!!  Very nice stitching and  I noticed a small glue line.  That is very good construction on some high quality pieces!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008, 09:05:59 pm »

I'll second St. George. That's the method I almost always use.

But it does require a bridle back concho rather than a screw-on or rivet-on type.


Irish Dave..
What are calling a "bridle back concho"? I would like to give this a shot..any pics.. Huh

when I did a Tandy search..I saw rivetbacks, centerbars, slotted types
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008, 10:51:29 pm »

A 'bridle-back concho' is a standard concho - the type used with a horse's bridle and featuring a rectangular wire 'loop' on the reverse, instead of a screw.

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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008, 04:12:14 am »

Try Loop back when you are searching
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 11:19:41 am »

Howdy Hank

                Maybe this will help, this is a horizotal one, they also have vertical

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 03:56:38 pm »

Maybe this will help, this is a horizotal one, they also have vertical
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008, 04:27:26 pm »

Here are a few photos of the most common way conchos were mounted on spur straps, circa 1880-1930.  The first two photos are a pair that I mounted and the second set of photos show an original pair made by F.A. Meanea around 1890.

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 05:43:07 pm »

Nice straps! Nice spurs! Cool sombrero conchos!
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2008, 08:38:28 pm »

That's fine work. I agree on the conchos, too. Nice touch.
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2008, 09:37:39 pm »

Hey buck, those look good! How about a pic of the whole thing? Something that pretty shouldnt be piecemealed! DM
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2008, 10:58:05 pm »

Great idea Dalton!  Both set of spurs look real interesting. Shocked Grin  Have to find the plastic to cover the keyboard! Roll Eyes  Shocked Wink
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 12:34:34 am »

Try Loop back when you are searching

OK now I get it...loop back concho..

Thanks for the pictures...that explains it all.. Wink

Now if I can just find some vertical loop back conchos... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Wink Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2008, 11:55:16 am »

I'll post some good pictures of these spurs and conchos, later this afternoon.  It's Easter you know, so we're looking for a giant wabbit today.

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2008, 08:10:12 pm »

Here are the photos you asked for.  I had Frank Schultz at Bitterroot Bit and Spur make these spurs and sombrero conchos for me about 16 years ago.   They are completely hand made, from the engraving to the heel chains.  Even the rope edge and hat band on the sombreros is hand twisted silver and copper wire.   The inside of the heel band is shown in the third photo. 

The last two photos are a pair of original Buermann spurs #1271 with a pair of old F.A. Meanea, Cheyenne marked straps.  I bought these 30 years ago off a ranch near Chugwater, Wyoming.   Both the spurs and straps were listed in Meaneas catalog and were purchased from his shop sometime in the early 1890's.  The spurs have been used so much that the rowel pins are almost worn in two and the hole in the rowels are egg shaped.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008, 08:57:59 pm »

Thanks for posting that Pard..That's real purdy items ya got there.. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2008, 10:03:09 pm »

I love those! They look great! The sombreros are a very nice touch! DM
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2008, 11:13:26 pm »

Real first class sets. I need a green emoticon to show my envy of your good fortune to own such nice spurs! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2012, 09:09:09 am »

Good info  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2012, 11:08:41 am »

Hey Folks

Here is another pair of F.A. Meanea Spurstraps with attached chonchas, ot of my collection.

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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2012, 11:16:40 am »

another variation.
Thre was a copper rivet weld on the Concha. The little strap is sewn on the Spurstrap hope pics will help Smiley

So long and happy trails
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