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Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Chinks

I believe on my very 1st post just a couple of weeks ago, I took a pic of a pair of chinks that I've been working on for my husband. I finally got them done today!!

A little history~~My husband received a pair of deer skin shotgun chaps from a very close, dear friend that is no longer riding. The friend had received them from a friend of his that quit riding.

What's with THAT???!!!???...I plan on riding until I die!!! Anywho...

My husband is 6' 2" and our friend is a little bit shorter, well a lot shorter~~sorry Gene ;~). The chaps were 6-8" too short! After some research and figuring, I decided I could turn the shotgun's into a pair of chinks. I'm kicking myself for not taking a pic of them before I started...but who knew?

This is my leather bench in the back room.

I took out the zippers, removed the fringe, traced a pattern from a friend's pair and cut.
Then I re-attached the fringe using leather lace with a very simple lacing pattern.

Now...I'm ready to attach the buckles, straps, and conchos.

I've got all my parts and pieces ready.

Of course a little liquid refreshment is always enjoyable.
Yep, I drank the whole thing...took me all afternoon!

I marked where the conchos would go and attached the straps.
Leather conchos were glued to the chinks as the base for stability.

Buckles were then attached on the backside of the chinks.

Then the metal conchos were attached on top of the leather conchos with latigo strips.
TaaaaaaDAH...They're DONE!!!!!!

I think were ready for the husband to model them for us...yes?

Front view

Back view...hmmmm...yum...yep!

I think he likes 'um!!

Yep, another satisfied customer...errrrr husband :~)


Kathleen said...

You done good, real good... :-D

The Wife said...

Very, very nice!

kdwhorses said...

WOW! You are talented girl!

Love them, great job! Great looking cowboy model you got there! Love the back view~ahem what cowgirl wouldn't!?!?!?

Love his wild rag, very bold! Hubby loves wearing his, but it normally doesn't get cold enough for very long here!

C-ingspots said...

Wow, I'm impressed!! You did a great job! Oh, and the cowboy...not bad - not bad at all!

sista' moonshine said...

Bravo!! Hubby's posing made me smile. Looks like he doesn't mind that his bee-hind will be viewed by a million cowgirls! Great work and the fact that you took on the project makes it even more sweeter.

Mikey said...

You are so talented!! They look fabulous and hubby looks very pleased!

Reddunappylitivensfe said...

The chinks turned out beautiful. Nice hubby behind LOL LOL.

Pony Girl said...

Amazing! I think you found a new career! Maybe hubby too, as a model, hee! ;)

OneCowgirl said...

BEAUTIFUL chinks!!! You are incredible talented!!

The W.O.W. factor said...

IE keeps shutting down on me...maybe because you are out in the middle of beautiful nowhere land! I love that pix of the horses in the fog! And some nice, nice mustangs! We got one years ago out of the Burns bunch. Awesome horse and threw a great baby! Young Gal down the way still owns the baby "17 years old now".
Great job on the chinks!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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