Finished Signal Whip and New Project…

Finished Signal Whip and New Project…

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
http://bullwhips.org

 

Indy Whip and a Riding Crop

Indy Whip and a Riding Crop

Last week I started working on a 7 foot Indiana Jones style bullwhip.  This whip came out really well, here’s a picture before the heel knot was put on:

Indiana Jones Bullwhip

Here’s the finished seven foot Indy style bullwhip:

kangaroo bullwhip
bull whip
Bullwhip

I always find it interesting the amount of color change that a coat of shellac gives the whip.  If you look a the top picture and compare it to the next ones, you’ll see the difference.  I gave this whip a few flicks in my living room and it’s got a great crack!

Yesterday I started working on a 16 plait riding crop.  This whip was made with twisted rawhide core (with cane center) and has a two tone kangaroo overlay.

kangaroo riding crop

Honestly I don’t think there is much of market for a super fancy riding crop, but it was a fun project to make.

kangaroo riding crop

This riding crop isn’t finished, I still need to add another knot and a wrist loop at the end of the handgrip area.

riding crop

The  main reason I made this riding crop was to mess around with some plating patterns, and it’s easier to make things like riding crops and stockwhip handles than it is to make a full whip.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org