Whip Adjustment

Whip Adjustment

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.

signal whip

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:

single tail 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

Pair of Bullwhips

Pair of Bullwhips

Here’s a pair of 4 foot bullwhips I recently made. It started with a larger kangaroo skin:

Vet tanned Drum stuffed kangaroo

Then I cut out the cores and did a 4 plait belly on each whip:

how to make a bullwhip

On top of those I put the first bolster:

how to make a bullwhip

Then I put a second full length bolster on top of that:

how to make a bullwhip

Next up was cutting out the two overlays in 12 plait veg tanned, drum stuffed kangaroo:

how to make a bullwhip

After the overlay was plaited, I added the knots:

how to make a bullwhip

And finally I shellac’d the whips:

how to make a bullwhip

These are now on their way to their new owner!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Matched Pair of Bullwhips…

Matched Pair of Bullwhips…

Here’s a pair of bullwhips that I recently made. They started with a cow leather core built on a spring steel rod for the handle foundation:

Pair of bullwhips

Then they have a plaited cowhide belly:

Pair of bullwhips

And a cowhide bolster put on top of the plaited belly:

Pair of bullwhips

Then the 8 plait kangaroo overlay was put on top of that:

Pair of bullwhips

Finally the knots were put on the bullwhips and they shipped out to their new owner!

Pair of bullwhips
Mini Bullwhip!

Mini Bullwhip!

A few months ago my friend and sideshow historian James Taylor had seen a mini bullwhip that I had made and wanted one for his collection. I finally had some time to make him one. This mini bullwhip construction had a core, plaited belly, bolster then overlay.

One of the challenges with making this type of whip is that you have to really thin down the leather, so it’s very fragile if you aren’t careful about going around the scars on the leather when you are cutting the lace.

The overlay of this whip is 12 plait.

mini bullwhip

Making these mini whips which are about a foot long are a lot of work, but fun to make and you can get little cracks out of them!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org