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by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Gene Autry Show ran on TV from 1950-55. The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat Buttram from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and ...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:48 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Every blacksmith shop had a post drill (mounted on a post). It was hand cranked and had two sets of gears. One turned the drill bit and the other moved the bit downwards. The speed of the descent was controlled by a pawl on the horizontal notches at the top. You see a lot of these with the stage bro...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Thanks for the comment. I always enjoy hearing from folks. Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico is located in New MexicoJemez Pueblo, New Mexico Nearest city Bernalillo, New Mexico Built 1700 Jemez Pueblo is a census-designated place in Sandoval County, New Mexico. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. I...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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In the early 1900's, the average price for fitting a horse with new shoes was 80 cents, parts and labor included (about $22 today). If the blacksmith was asked to take off the old shoes, caulk the hooves, and then place the old shoes back-- somewhat like a past equivalent of rotating tires-- the bla...
by nrobertb
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Every blacksmith shop had a cone or mandrel, which was used for making rings or circles. If you needed a new ring for your logging chain, just heat a piece of rod in the forge, bend it around the mandrel, overlap the ends and hammer weld them together.
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:35 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Here is another Remington painting, titled "His First Lesson". Notice the slick fork, high cantle saddle.
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:46 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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If you love things western, I strongly recommend Gary McMahan's 2016 film "Everything In the Song Is True". Four iconic cowboys whose music, art and way of life sustain vital connection to the folk culture that defines the American frontier. As modern life continues to encroach on the wide open spac...
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 32385
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One item in every blacksmith shop was the leg vise. The leg extends into a hole in the floor or a block of wood. This transfers the shock of hammering downwards so you don't break the jaws off the vise.
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Quite in here
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Views: 176
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Re: Quite in here

Are there still any open dumps left or is everything in managed landfills now? Shooting rats at the dump used to be a hoot.
by nrobertb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 32385
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Back in the day, every small town had a blacksmith shop to do repair work or make new items on request. Some blacksmiths shoed horses, others didn't. Lots of western movies and TV shows have a brief scene of the village smith, usually banging on the anvil as the stranger rides into town. There has a...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Oraibi, also referred to as Old Oraibi, is a Hopi village in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, in the northeastern part of the state. Known as Orayvi by the native inhabitants, it is located on Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation near Kykotsmovi Village. There are no accurate census counts or es...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Quite in here
Replies: 12
Views: 176
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Re: Quite in here

Even here in northern Michigan it has been too hot and humid to shoot. It isn't any fun when sweat is running down your shooting glasses. apparently no one is buying guns locally either. I have several on consignment at a local gun store but there haven't been any buyers since early spring. Probably...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:54 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Hopalong Cassidy ran on TV from 1952-54 and was a carer defining role for William Boyd, who had previously done a lot of movies, which included the Hopalong character. I always thought that his westerns were very well written. In 1935 he was offered the lead role in Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935) (named ...
by nrobertb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 590
Views: 32385
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Here's a pair of Blanchard spurs.
by nrobertb
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:15 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Views: 32385
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Cochiti is a census-designated place in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. A historic pueblo of the Cochiti people, it is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 528 at the 2010 census. Located 22 miles southwest of Santa Fe, the community is listed as a hi...

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