16 Foot Bull Whip!

16 Foot Bull Whip!

Currently I’m working on a 16 foot bullwhip.  I’ve got the insides finished and the overlay cut out.

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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…

Louie
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