Bullwhip Repair

Bullwhip Repair

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!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

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