Bullwhip in the Works…

Bullwhip in the Works…

Currently I’m working on a 10 foot 12 plait bullwhip built in the style of the Indiana Jones Bullwhip.  For this whip at 10 feet it’s hard to find one skin that is big enough to make the whole whip out of, so I’m staring with two skins.  I made a quick trip up to David Morgan to pick through their skins and pick out two that will work for this project.

bullwhip

Both of these skins are in the low 50 decimeter size.  One will be the two bellies and the other will be some lace and the 12 plait overlay.

Here’s the finished inner belly:

bull whip

And here’s the completed interior of the bullwhip:

bullwhip

Finally for today I cut out the 12 plait overlay and lace for the wrist loop.

whip

Tomorrow the real work starts, and that’s doing the strand prep and beginning to plait the overlay.  The interior is much easier to do that the final layer.

Oh, while at David Morgan I always have to drool over the shop whip:

bull whip

If I recall correctly, this is an 8 foot bullwhip and it’s amazing!

Louie

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