Today I finished this 6 foot bullwhip. Here’s the beginning of the 12 plait overlay:
Currently I’m starting my braid by doing about 2 inches of the overlay without the rest of the whip inside it. I braid just enough so that I the underside of the braid is built up, then I stick in the handle of the bullwhip and tighten up the braid.
Below is the finished overlay (not rolled and no heel knot):
And here’s the finished bullwhip:
I just boxed up this bullwhip and it’s going out to its new owner tomorrow.