Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips and a Bracelet

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips and a Bracelet

Yesterday I started plaiting two six foot deluxe beginners bullwhips.  I got the bellies plaited:

Bullwhips

And one of the overlays finished:

bull whip

I’m out of falls, so I need to cut them out before I can finish either of these whips.  One thing I did because I couldn’t put a fall on the whip that’s overlay is finished is that I braided it an extra couple of inches and tied off the loose strands.  That way when it’s time to put the fall on I don’t have to undo  the point and replait it to make sure it’s tight.  This way I just unbraid about 2 inches and it should still be tight at that  point.

After these two Deluxe Beginners Bullwhips I’m going to start working on a few cowhide signal whips to use up the rest of this side of leather.

Here’s a bracelet that I made for myself a little while ago:

wrist band

plaited bracelet

The body of it is cowhide and the plaited portion is kangaroo.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Bullwhip Show…

Bullwhip Show…

Summer is here and it’s now my very busy performing season.  That’s why it’s been a week or two since I’ve posted anything on this blog (sorry about that!), but once I get into the swing of summer I’ll be better at posting things.

Here are some pictures of the bullwhip portion of a library show I did yesterday:

The whip I’m using in the pictures above is a 4 foot 12 plait bullwhip that I made from white veg tanned kangaroo.

If you are in Washington State and want to try to catch me this summer my calendar of shows that are open to the public are on my performing website at www.louiefoxx.com.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

P.S.  I’m in the running for a local award for family entertainment.  I’d greatly appreciate it if you voted for me.  To vote for me go to http://www.louiefoxx.com/teddy.html and put in my name LOUIE FOXX in the Entertaiment category (it’s the top one).

Plaiting Workshop

Plaiting Workshop

I spent yesterday afternoon cutting up and paring seven sets of lace for eight plait dog leads.

plaited dog lead

These are for a workshop I’m doing to teach people how to do an 8 plait dog lead.  This class is limited to six people and is full.  Everyone who is going to be at my workshop has already taken a six plait class put on by someone else. I don’t know how they taught six plait and I hope my style isn’t too different from what was already taught so I’m not having to have the people in my workshop unlearn anything.  It’s not that my way is better than what they could have learned, but I’m teaching how I do it.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Another Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip

Another Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip

Here’s another six foot Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip that I finished yesterday:

bullwhip

This bullwhip has leather core, plaited belly, leather bolster and 4 plait overlay.  The fall is whitehide and the handle in 10 inches long.

This bullwhip would be an excellent bullwhip for a beginner!  I’ve got it listed for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.

Currently I have two more cores attached to handles, so I’ll be making a couple more of these beginners bullwhips in the next week or two!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip

Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip

Here’s the Deluxe Beginners Bullwhip that I finished a few days ago. bullwhip

I haven’t been doing as much plaiting as I would like the last few days. I’ve been busy working on other projects for my show.  For example I recently built a flea circus for my show:

seattle magic shows

And I’ve been putting the finishing touches on my shows that will tour around Washington and Oregon this summer (starting next week).

Louie
http://bullwhips.org