Bullwhips – Handmade by Louie

Finished Bullwhip…

July 28th, 2011

Here’s the finished 16 plait 10 foot bullwhip:

10 foot bullwhip

10 foot bullwhip

bullwhip in 16 plait kangaroo for sport bull whip cracking

This bullwhip had a great crack when I gave it a couple of flicks yesterday.  It’s on it’s way to its new owner!

Louie
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Plaiting finished!

July 27th, 2011

Last night I completed the overlay and attached the fall to the 10 foot 16 plait bullwhip that I’ve been Working on:

bullwhip

It still needs to be rolled, have knots put on and a few coats of shellac.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get that done today and so I can ship it out tomorrow!

Louie
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10 foot bullwhip

July 22nd, 2011

I’m still working on the 10 foot 16 plait bullwhip.  I’ve got it plaited to about the 3 foot mark.

The thing that’s a pain in the butt when making a longer bullwhip is for the first 3 or 4 feet I’m doing more untangling than I am doing plaiting.  Those strands are so long and they just get tangled in some wicked knots…especially on a bullwhip like this one at 16 plait.

Louie

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I got this bullwhip in earlier this week for a fall replacement:

bullwhip

And with the new fall:

bullwhiop

Here’s a video of some test cracking:


Also I visited the Seattle Snap Dragon’s Bullwhip Study Group last week:

bullwhip

bullwhip

It was a lot of fun!

Oh, and here’s a quick progress report on the 16 plait 10 foot bullwhip I’m working on, currently I have about 18 inches of it plaited.

Louie
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10 Foot Bullwhip

July 19th, 2011

The last couple of days I get all the internal layers of the 10 foot 16 plait bullwhip finished:

Last night I started work on the handle, but only have about 8 inches of the 10 inch handle finished.

Louie
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Last night I finally put the knot on the 12 plait signal whip that’s been hanging on my hook for what feels like forever.  Here it is:

12 plait signal whip

This signal whip is for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.

Yesterday I also started work on a 10 foot 16 plait bullwhip. This whip will be done in black kangaroo with red highlights on the knots.  Here are the kangaroo skins I’m using:

veg tanned kangaroo for bullwhip making

Last night I also cut out the bellies, but still need to do all the strand prep:

16 plait bullwhip

My slightly ambitious goal today is to get all the bellies plaited, bolster attached and the overlay cut out.  Today I have a few things competing for my time so I can’t just work on this whip straight through otherwise that’d be no problem.  Also I’m hoping to meet up with a whip group in the Seattle area this evening.

Louie
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12 Plait Signal Whip

July 11th, 2011

The 12 plait signal whip that I’m working on is almost to the 3 foot mark:

signal whip

I should have time to finish up the  plaiting sometime today.  After this one I still  have one other to go…I might try to do something fancy like a 24 plait…

Louie

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12 Plait Signal Whip

July 8th, 2011

I’ve started work on the 12 plait signal whip that will be black with a couple of white highlights.  I premade the internal layers over the weekend and a day or two cut out the overlay:

signal whip

And I started plaiting the overlay:

signal whip

I probably won’t have time until  sunday-ish to get any more plaiting in on this signal whip.

Louie
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Signal Whips…

July 5th, 2011

I recently started work on three signal whips.  All three of them are going to be four feet long and made from kangaroo.   First I made three shotbags:

single tail shot bags

Then I filled  them and cutout bolsters.  Here’s a picture of the progression of shotbags and attaching the bolsters:

Signal Whips

And finally here’s the first completed signal whip:

8 plait signal whip

This signal whip is 8 plait with a 5 plait wrist loop.  This one is for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.  The next one is going to be a 12 plait signal whip in black kangaroo with two white strands.   The third signal whip will probably be a 16 plait signal whip.

Louie
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From now until I wake up and update the prices on July 5th all IN STOCK whips are 17% off!

bullwhip

To see what I’ve got IN STOCK visit: http://bullwhips.org/bullwhip_store/viewcategory.php?groupid=4 Currently I have several bullwhips in kangaroo and cow leather, a signal whip and a snake whip.

This is a great chance to get a new whip to crack this summer!

Louie
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