Kangaroo Waste…

Kangaroo Waste…

The skin before cutting the overlay was 186 grams and the leftover skin after cutting weighed 56 grams.  The overlay after I cut it out and pared it is 100 grams.  However that 100 grams will probably change as I tweak lengths and widths during the whip making process.

There was 30 grams of waste from cutting the overlay and a total of 81 grams of waste total so far for the whole whip.

Hope fully I’ll have some time to work on this whip today and I have plans to try to crank out some of my Deluxe Beginners Bullwhips this week as well…we’ll see if I have time…

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

One thought on “Kangaroo Waste…

  1. Interesting experiment Louie! I try to plan ahead to make as little waste as possible but there is always some.

    The other day I was working on a cowhide whip when I thought of your experiment. When making a cowhide whip there is a lot of waste from splitting strands. I figure about half the leather is wasted but thats okay because it is the inside, non usable part of the hide.

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