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Bit & Spur Making Course

Bit and Spur Making Course
Lynes Custom Cowboy Co. offers a 4 week course for anybody interested in learning the Art of Bit and Spur Making. this course will give you a good basic knowledge of handmaking fine quality bits, spurs, and buckles. Only one student is enrolled per course so maximum individual instruction can be given.

Course Outline

  • Bit Making - materials used for maximum horse acceptability, proper construction and finishing for maximum horse comfort, proper welding techniques and how to customize bits (silver, etc.)
  • Spur Making - materials used, proper construction and fitting, making rowels, and how to customize spurs
  • Belt Buckle Making - materials used, shaping of buckle blank, soldering on buckle edge, making handcut letters and characters, assembling buckles, basic engraving and final finishing
  • Basic Engraving - learn the basics of hand engraving your products
  • Instruction in proper bitting procedures

Included in course fee:

  • a) 4 items you have made (more than 4 you pay material cost only)
  • b) Room and board for duration of course
  • c) Certificate upon completion of course

Sample projects
(sample of student's work)

Course Fee: Contact us for a quote for 4 week course
(50% required on acceptance)

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*Note: Prices are shown in Canadian dollars and do not include shipping or applicable taxes. To convert to your currency, click here

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