|Everything I build
is made just by me from the ground up and entirely by hand.
This means no pre-made water jet or laser cut parts, or pre-manufactured
items. While I am certainly not the only maker out there still
preferring to work this way we are getting far fewer in number.
I have been building spurs, buckles,
and cowboy tack for over ten years now and I'm in it for life!
I studied Western bright cut engraving under super talented engraver
and spur maker Diane Scalese, have a BFA degree and am for the
most part, self taught in all other areas. I'm constantly expanding
my knowledge base and level of skill and abilities to provide
the highest level of craftsmanship possible.
Cutting steel is done on my 1940's era "Walker
Turner" band saw and I have many other metal working tools
amassed over the years to aid me in my work such as: presses,
grinders, buffers, sanders, welders, a microscope for engraving
in fine detail etc. There are also many self designed handmade
jigs and templates used to form buckles and conchos, along with
one of a kind invented tools designed for a specific task.
By manufacturing all of my own work in
house I'm able to offer complete custom made items and versatility
with sizes, shapes, and designs geared toward what you're looking
for. Custom orders are all that I do so anything you can think
up I can most likely make happen. I work closely with my clients
to ensure a quality handmade product well suited for their particular
needs and usage, and quality of construction and pieces meant
to last a lifetime are first and foremost for me.
Below are a few pictures of some of the steps
used in building my work, in this case a custom set of spurs.
It's time consuming work and demands a lot of attention to detail
and quality of craftsmanship but that's what excites me the most
in my work and what I have to offer you.