This is an overview of the process of making a pair of handmade cowboy spurs this pair of spurs are totally handmade from start to finish and can be considered a Buckaroo spur due to the size of the spur rowel. The rowels in this pair of spurs measures 3" in diameter and 1/8" thick and have 15 hand filed spokes.
All of the silver is hand cut using a jewelers piercing saw and a Scies Brand piercing saw blades that are made in Switzerland. The laying out and cutting of the silver can take several hours and is very tedious and you must concentrate so the pieces turn out like the pattern.
The custom spurs being made here are a custom order and I had three days to get them completed and everything had to go as planned or I would have missed my deadline. So I planned out the spur making process and stuck with right through to the end. I stopped from time to time to shoot some video and the footage shows the different steps that are involved in spur making. This video was shot at the end of June here in Gainesville, Texas and it is mighty hot in my shop in fact it was around a Hundred Degrees and you can tell by my voice that it is somewhat weak because I was pretty well Zapped from the Texas heat.
Oh Yeah one other thing is the spur display stand which I also made in the three day period along with the spurs. The twisted metal is something I had done before and kind of adds something to the spurs as far as a way to display the spurs when not in use. After I got through with the metal work on the spurs and display I went over to the Saddle Shop where I do my engraving and leather work and engraved the spurs and put a leather covering on the spur display base.
I guess that's all I've got for right now, let the video take you through the steps and Thank You for taking your time to read this.
Bruce Cheaney, Gainesville, Texas.