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    10-24-2010, 06:43 PM
  #1
Weanling
Conchos?

How do you put conchos on leather (Like a breast collar or headstall/browband). Like Chicago screws, or riveting? Can you go through the steps please and everything you need? I have no idea... how to use Chicago screws or rivet. I would like to know :)
Or can you just sew through leather? Like If I wanted to sew something onto my breast collar how would I do that?
     
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    10-24-2010, 07:26 PM
  #2
Showing
If its thin leather like a breast collar you can get a leather awl or punch to make a hole where you want the concho. Make sure the concho is the right depth (same thickness as leather) Then just stick it though and screw the back on.
If its in a saddle, the hole and screw part would have to already be there. Then just remove the screw or existing concho and replace it with the new one.
Check this leather site to get some idea. Tandy Leather Factory - Leathercraft and Leather Craft Supplies

I have one of these. They are well worth the money. If you have leather stuff you need one of these
     
    10-24-2010, 07:32 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
If its thin leather like a breast collar you can get a leather awl or punch to make a hole where you want the concho. Make sure the concho is the right depth (same thickness as leather) Then just stick it though and screw the back on.
If its in a saddle, the hole and screw part would have to already be there. Then just remove the screw or existing concho and replace it with the new one.
Check this leather site to get some idea. Tandy Leather Factory - Leathercraft and Leather Craft Supplies

I have one of these. They are well worth the money. If you have leather stuff you need one of these
How would I know what size I need and stuff?
     
    10-24-2010, 07:45 PM
  #4
Showing
That depends on how thick your leather is. Most conchos are around 1/4" thick. They make adapters up to 3/8" for thicker leather. Measure the thickness then order the concho you want. If its really thick get the adapters. I think they were $1.99 for a pack of 10.
     
    10-24-2010, 07:48 PM
  #5
Showing
Screw backs for thicker leather Tandy Leather Factory - Concho Screws 3/8" Nickel Plated 10/pk
     
    10-24-2010, 10:21 PM
  #6
Weanling
So I drill a hole, stick it through, and screw on the back and that's it? Is there a certain type of concho I'm looking for, just one with chicago screws or what?
     
    10-25-2010, 10:38 AM
  #7
Showing
There are the ones that have a wood screw type thing on the back. Those are for going into a saddle tree or something solid.
The other type, the ones with the screw in back are what you want.
     
    10-25-2010, 11:04 AM
  #8
Showing
As Vidaloco said, the conchos that have the Chicago screw backs will be what you need. The kind with an actual screw are meant to fasten to the saddle tree itself not for a bridle or breast collar.

Remember that you want to punch out the leather with a tool and not drill it out. BTW, put a drop of Loctite (or clear nail polish) on the screw and it will keep it from backing out over time.
     
    10-25-2010, 02:54 PM
  #9
Weanling
Okay I notice that some of the conchos say like 1inch, is that how big the concho is or is that the size of the screw O.o
     
    10-25-2010, 03:48 PM
  #10
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That is typically the diameter of the concho.
     

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