Spur Making Videos by Bruce Cheaney
Spur Making How to Make Handmade Spurs Part 3
Spur Making How to Make Handmade Spurs Part 6
In this spur making video I tell you how long to cut your spur billet and then how long to make the split for the heel bands. The pair of spurs I am making in this spur making tutorial series is an old style pair of spurs with a turned up heel band where the spur buttons will be mounted and that is the reason for the extra length on this pair of bands.
You will see a finished spur billet that is now ready to be dressed and cleaned up so it can be wrapped around the heel band jig.
To make one piece spurs you need a good anvil and forge either a gas propane forge or a coal forge and a belt sander grinder a 2″ x 60″ will work but a 2″ x 72″ will be better for spur making.
I have more detailed information on my two hour spur making DVD that shows you how to make two pair of handmade spurs start to finish. The DVD covers everything you need to know for example how to bend your heel bands and how to make spur rowels and spur buttons and the spur hangers for the buttons.
You will also learn how to cut your own silver initials and silver parts and solder them onto the spurs to give them a personal and custom look and touch.