Three Projects Finished!

Three Projects Finished!

Last night I completed three plaiting projects, one six foot Indy Bullwhip, one six foot long handle bullwhip and one riding crop.

Here’s the long handle bullwhip:

Long Handle bullwhip

Here is the Indy Bullwhip:

6 foot Indy Bullwhip

6 foot Indy Bullwhip

And here is the riding crop (8 plait kangaroo):

Kangaroo riding crop

I wasn’t ever planning on making a riding crop, but I’m trying to learn about using rawhide.  Mike Murphy used to sell a rawhide bullwhip core, but doesn’t anymore and he told me that David Morgan does.  I visited David yesterday and the rawhide core he sells is for a riding crop, it has a cane center.  Because of the cane center it’s very rigid and I don’t think it would work well for a bullwhip.  But I did learn a little bit about using rawhide to make a bullwhip core from the rawhide riding crop core.

Louie