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Making belt buckles from cow horns provides therapy for Oklahoma man who lost hand

“I wouldn’t have this hand if it weren’t for my wife,” said James Coldren, an Oklahoma belt buckle maker and ranch foreman.

BY BRYAN PAINTER Columnist Published: February 24, 2013

FORAKER — James Coldren and wife Shari sat in the new Ford pickup on a January morning in 1991 and argued for a moment.

Shari insisted they go back to the ranch shop and get his gloved left hand, which had just been severed by the blade in the hydraulic press.

James didn’t see the...
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