Indy Whip and Roo Skins…

Indy Whip and Roo Skins…

Yesterday I finished up the strand prep for a 12 plait Indiana Jones style bullwhip.  When I was stretching them strands before paring I broke one.  This is probably the best time to break a strand because it was a simple matter to recut a strand and add it it.  Once the plaiting has started if a strand breaks I’d need to do some splicing.  Splicing strands doesn’t change how the whip handles, but  it’s  a pain in the butt!

Last night I had a show at the 7 Cedars casino in Sequim, so I didn’t have much time for plaiting.  I have about a foot of the whip done:

Indiana Jones style bullwhip

When I got home late last night there was also a fresh shipment of kangaroo waiting for me.  I had three veg tanned drum stuffed kangaroo skins come in.  In the pics below my puppy Talia is inspecting them to make sure they pass her rigid quality standards:

Veg Tanned Drum stuffed kangaroo
Veg Tanned Drum stuffed kangaroo
Veg Tanned Drum stuffed kangaroo
Veg Tanned Drum stuffed kangaroo

The Black is 52 decimeters square, the red is 59 decimeters square and the natural tan is 49 decimeters square.  So that you have a point of reference for the size of the kangaroo skins the dog .75 pup-imeters square.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

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