I’ve got another Beginner’s Bullwhip in the works.
These whips have a plaited belly and a 4 plait cowhide overlay. They are designed for someone who wants to try out whip cracking without investing in a kangaroo whip. I’ll finish this whip up when I have some more free time and I’ll list in on my IN STOCK whips page.
I’m currently in Pipestone, MN travelling for the most of the next 7 weeks performing my show. This week in my hotel room I’m working on making some 4 plait beginner’s bullwhips.
I’m working on making six of these bullwhips in cowhide. Currently I have most of them cut out, and should be able to get started plaiting tomorrow. Over the summer I perfected my “Hotel Whip Workshop” technique and have come up with a very simple way to make whips in a hotel room.
I’m thinking I might make a video of making one of these whips and offer it as an into to whip making. You can get all of the needed supplies for cheap at a hardware store and you don’t need a lot of space, so I think it’d be a good lesson for “urban” whip makers.
The number one question people ask me before they buy a Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip is what makes it deluxe? My Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip has a plaited belly where my Beginner’s Bullwhip doesn’t. Here’s a video of the Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit:
Today I braided the overlay for a 6 foot Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip and put the knots on it, so it’s ready to go!
My Deluxe Beginner’s bullwhips are a 4 plait leather bullwhip with a leather core and plaited belly inside. These are excellent for learning the basic whip cracks on. This one is listed for sale on my IN STOCK whips page and if ordered before 12/19/12 for delivery in the USA it will arrive by Christmas.
I’m going to try to bang out at least one more of these this week.
Yesterday I put the knots on another five foot 8 plait bullwhip:
This bullwhip has a 10 inch handle and my goal with these is to make a nice entry level kangaroo bullwhip. These five foot bullwhips would be great for beginners to learn on. Normally I’ve got them price at about $240, but right now I have them on sale for $199.97 on my IN STOCK whips page.
Yesterday I also started work on two more 5 foot 8 plait bullwhips. I’m cutting them out at the same time, but making them one at a time. The one I’m currently making has all the internal layers finished and is waiting for me to cut out the overlay:
I should at least get the overlay cut out today and hopefully get all the strand prep finished as well with plaiting starting tomorrow.
Yesterday I finished up two bullwhips. The first is an 8 foot 16 plait bullwhip:
The bullwhip above is going out in the mail to its new owner this morning. The second bullwhip is a Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip:
This bullwhip has been made for the beginners bullwhip cracking workshop that I’m doing at the Pacific Northwest Juggling Convention. While this bullwhip is intended for that workshop, you are more than welcome to buy it and I’ve got it listed on my IN STOCK whips page. Hopefully I’ll find time to make a few more before the convention starts at the end of the month.
Today I finished up a four plait Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip. These bullwhips have a leather core and a plaited belly. I found a great deal on some sides of leather that were perfect for this kind of whip, so I bought about 50+ square feet of it and will be making a lot of these in the near future.
The bullwhip that I made today was six feet long, however I plan to make a bunch of them at 5 feet long for a juggling convention I’m performing and teaching a workshop at this summer.
Currently I’m still working on an 8 foot 12 plait bullwhip that will have a two tone overlay. The colors of the overlay are going to be black and tan:
This bullwhip has a 10 inch handle and all of its internal construction is complete:
The next step is work on plaiting the overlay.
I also have finished an 8 plait beginners bullwhip. This one was made with the Indy Bullwhip look in mind. The main difference is that this has a 12 plait overlay and a 5 plait wrist loop where the screen used whips have a 12 plait overlay and a 6 plait wrist loop.
This bullwhip was made with a leather core, plaited leather belly and leather bolster. It’s available for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.