650 Paracord…

650 Paracord…

I was going to take a break from experimenting with making nylon bull whips after I finish the roll of red that I bought a couple of weeks ago…then I get a 10% off coupon code in an email from UBraidIt and I’m thinking I might make a couple more.

FYI the coupon code is: JUNE14

One of the bigger differences for me between making leather and nylon is the nylon is really rough on my hands.  I can’t braid for extended periods of time like I can with leather.  It’s been years since I’ve gotten blisters on my hands from plaiting, however thanks to the paracord I’ve gotten them again.

Another thing is my elbows have gotten sore.  I don’t know if I’m pulling differently than with leather or maybe it’s  the resistance with the nylon being different, but I’m hoping it temporary.

Also there are only a few hours left on the eBay auction I have on a bullwhip right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-foot-BULLWHIP-12-plait-English-Calf-handmade-bull-whip-/221458916442?

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Paracord Bull Whip #2

Paracord Bull Whip #2

Here’s my second attempt at making a paracord bullwhip. This whip has a shot loaded core, plaited belly, bolster and 16 plait overlay.

paracord whip

 

This one came out better than the first one.

bull whip

This paracord bullwhip is much lighter than the first one I made and I had a good time taking it out to test crack it!

I’m currently working on another paracord bullwhip with a different internal design…we’ll see how that turns out!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Shrinking Paracord

Shrinking Paracord

Yesterday my roll of paracord showed up and I cut up a bunch and decided it was time to preshrink it.  I added in some extra length to compensate for the shrinkage when I cut it and then I soaked it in hot water:

nylon bullwhip

Once it soaked for a bit a I took it out and dried it in the sun:

bull whip

 

From what I’ve read on my paracord supplier’s website that’s how you shrink the paracord.  If I’m doing it wrong, feel free to let me know in the comments.

 

I also made the interior of the bullwhip out of vinyl and now the overlay is ready to be put onto the whip.  Hopefully I’ll get some work in on that today.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org