Once the plaiting was finished on the overlay of the whips, I needed to put the handle foundations on:
Once the knot foundations were finished, I put the knots on them:
For fun I put a different style knot one the bottom of each handle. For the transition knots, I matched the knot style:
These still need to be rolled and have shellac put on them. I’ll list them for sale on my IN STOCK whips page soon.
The final overlay of the third whip is finished:
All three of these are 8 plait bullwhips.
These whip’s overlays are made out of leftover centers of kangaroo that I had kicking around. That leather just happens to be the best leather on the kangaroo skin, but sometimes you end up with bits that are only good for a lace or two. Once you have a bunch of these, you can make whips out of them!
I just finished the overlay of a second four foot bullwhip.
It still needs to be rolled and knots added, but I did try it out and it’s got a great crack!
I’m making these whips production line style. I’m trying to make them all in stages at the same time. All of them will get the knots done at the same time, instead of having completing one whip then moving onto the next. When making more than one whip, doing it this way saves a lot of time.
Right now I’m working on a few shorter bullwhips for performers to use at indoor shows. These whips will be in the less than 5 foot range.
Currently I’m working on two four foot bullwhips and one four and half foot bullwhip. I’ve got all of the internal layers for all four whips finished. Today I did the overlay for one of them:
I still need to roll this whip and put knots on it. I did give it a crack in my living room and it’s got a great crack!
Last week I had a swivel handle bullwhip come in for a repair:
It needed the point replaited and a fall put on it, otherwise it was in OK shape. This bullwhip is was made by Buckheimer:
After redoing the point and adding a fall, it came out great:
This is one the way back to its owner. If you’ve got a whip that needs a repair, send me a note and we can chat about it!
I recently had a stock whip come in for a repair. The keeper on the lash had broken and it needed a new one. I forgot to take a picture of it broken, but here’s the repaired lash:
If you’ve got a whip that needs a repair, let me know and we can chat about it.
I finished the 8 foot bullwhip!
This whip has two plaited bellies and two bolsters. the overlay is 12 plait tannery dyed kangaroo. The handle is lead loaded and 10 inches long.
I just listed this whip for sale on the IN STOCK whips page.
Yesterday I put the knots on the 8 foot 12 plait bullwhip I’m working on.
The next step for this whip, is some rolling and shellac. Once that’s done it will be ready to sell!
I’ve got all of the plaiting finished on the
12 plait bullwhip I’m working on.
This whip has a 10 inch handle, a 4 plait wrist loop and a redhide fall. I’ll list it on my
IN STOCK whips page once it’s finished.
I just had a whip come in for an adjustment. I think it was originally a signal whip, I didn’t make it, so I’m not 100% positive.
Based on how the loose ends looked, it appears there was a cracker on the end previously. The new owner wanted at slapper put on. Here’s the finished whip:
I thinned down the slapper;s end and it runs several inches into the point of the whip. That should hold it securely. then I put a fall hitch to secure the strands at the point of the whip.
If you’ve got a whip that needs a repair or adjustment, feel free to contact me to chat about it! This has been shipped back to it’s owner! Louie http://bullwhips.org