My current project is working on a 6 foot 12 plait bullwhip. The first stop was a drive up to David Morgan to pick out a kangaroo skin for this.
This kangaroo skin is 56 dm and will be the two bellies and the overlay.
Yesterday I got the two inner bellies braided.
As far as internal layers go, all that’s left to do is the outer bolster. The insides of the whip are assembled quickly compared to the outside. The internal layers are about 5/6’s of the finished whip, however they represent a little less than 1/3 of the total labor, and they are the most important layers. If you put a beautiful overlay on top of bad whip guts, the whip is going to suck.