Currently I’m working on a 16 foot bullwhip. I’ve got the insides finished and the overlay cut out.
The biggest pain when making a longer whip is that as you are plaiting the strands, the ends are just tangling. I’ve tried tying them in “tamales” and am not a fan of that method. I don’t think it saves much time, as you have to untangle each strand as you braid it. It really slows down my rhythm. Personally I’d like to braid a bit, then stop and untangle over pull, untangle, pull, untangle…