It is hard to believe we are starting the summer months here in the Texas Hill Country and have not it a 100 degrees so far. I am thinking we will reach that mark by the end of next week. The June and July spur schools are all full. I will be in and out doing catering jobs in the middle of August and doing a little traveling to a cooler climate the last of July and early August. The month of September is shaping up good with one school full in the middle of the month. If you are interested in learning the process of making good old fashion cowboy working spurs you need to contact me to schedule a class before they all fill up. I will be teaching the basic techniques of spur making so my students can go home and with a minimum amount of tools create spurs for their personal use as well as spurs to sell to the public. It has always been fun and a learning experience for me as well as the students each time I hold a class. I am always amazed how well my students think outside the box and come up with simple and unique ways to convert their shop into a spur making shop with little or no out lay of money.
If you are interested in attending one of my spur making schools you need to contact me as soon as possible to schedule a date. I am involved in the Western Trapping On The Llano exhibit at the Llano Museum (llanomuseum.org) for information about the exhibit and auction. That will prevent me from having schools in most of the month of October. November can be a very busy month for spur makers so I recommend signing up now for classes before all of the spaces are taken.