Yesterday I got a call with an order for an 8 foot Indiana Jones style bullwhip. Luckily I’m caught up on my current orders and have a couple days off before I leave town, so I should have enough time to finish this before I leave.
I was out of natural tan kangaroo, so I made trip up to visit everyone at David Morgan to pick out a skin.
I picked out a skin a little bit larger than I needed and hopefully I’ll have enough leftover for another small project. The kangaroo skin is a 72dm skin:
Then I trimmed off the edges:
and cut out the two bellies:
That left me with a skin that looks like this:
After cutting out the bellies I made the core and cleaned up the spike that will be the handle.
Currently the core has a coat of grease that’s soaking in and today I should have time to at least get both plaited bellies finished.