12 plait kangaroo bullwhip

12 plait kangaroo bullwhip

Right now I’m working on a 9 foot 12 plait kangaroo bullwhip.  I’m making this bullwhip with the Indiana Jones (David Morgan) look.

I’m using a 75 dm kangaroo hide that I got from Paul Nolan:

veg tanned drum stuffed kangaroo

To use up some of the “ears” at the top of the hide, I cut the 6 plait wrist loop from up there:

6 plait wrist loop

Then I greased up the hide and cut out the two bellies and did the strand prep:

bullwhip_12plait_kangaroo_3_082109

the handle on this bullwhip is going to have some taper to it.  Here’s the inner belly’s yoke that’s cover the handle and you can see that the taper has begun.

bullwhip handle

Right now I have bothe bellies plaited (but no pictures). I’m hoping to have the final bolster cut out and attached sometime today.  I don’t expect to get any work cutting out the overlay in today.

Louie

http://bullwhips.org

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