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
Currently I’m making an 8 foot 12 plait bullwhip. The overlay is 12 plait in tannery dyed whiskey colored kangaroo. Here’s the overlay after I did the strand prep:
Later today I’ll start plaiting the overlay. I’m making this bullwhip for fun and when it’s done it will be listed on my
IN STOCK whips page. Louie http://bullwhips.org
It’s been a while since I’ve had whips available on my
IN STOCK whips page. I just listed two bullwhips and a riding crop. If you need a whip right away visit: http://bullwhips.org/?page_id=7361 Louie