One of the nice things about how I make my bullwhips is that I don’t need a fancy shop to do it. That’s a cool thing about doing free hand cutting, there are no tools, or jigs needed, aside from a sharp knife. Here’s a whip I made in a hotel room while I was travelling. The picture below is of the inner plaited belly and bolster:
This is the outer plaited belly of the whip:
And here’s the insides of the whip finished and ready for the overlay to be put on:
When making a whip in a hotel room, I put plastic on the floor so that I don’t make a huge mess. Here’s the lace for the overlay after it’s been pared and stretched:
Here’s the bullwhip which is almost finished. It still needs to be shellac’d and rolled between two boards.
And here’s the finished bullwhip:
It’s in the mail to its new owner!