8 foot Bullwhip…

8 foot Bullwhip…

I’m still working on the 8 foot bullwhip, I’m hoping to have it finished by Thursday night because I’m leaving town Friday for five days and would like this bullwhip in the mail before I leave.  Here’s the handle with the lead attached:

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One thing about making whips is that sometimes it seems you do more  untangling of strands than you do braiding.  When you plait a whip you are plaiting where you are working, and you are also plaiting the ends of the strands as well, that’s what creates the tangles:

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The bullwhip currently has about 22 inches of the overlay plaited:

 

I’ve still got over 6 feet of plaiting, and knots and shellacing before it can be shipped out.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org 

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