Currently I’m finishing up using a side of leather I bought for a custom project. Earlier I made three bullwhips that were five and a half feet. What was left of the leather was enough to make a seven foot bullwhip. I’ve got all of the leather cut out and the belly finished:
Hopefully I’ll have time to finish this bullwhip by Monday!
The three Beginner’s Bullwhips that I started work on last week are finally finished!
Two of them have the same knots and one has two tone knots. If someone wanted to learn two handed cracking, they could get the two with the same knots and have a pair that look the same:
I just listed these for sale on my
IN STOCK whips page. Louie
Recently I had someone ask me about the weight of the 3 1/2 foot signal whip that’s currently on my
IN STOCK whips page.
I threw it on the scale and weighed it:
It came in at 9 ounces, which feels good when cracking it.
So that I had something to compare it to, I weighed a 6 foot bullwhip:
It came in at 15.4 ounces.
Proportionally the signal whip is much heavier than the bullwhip, which is something you want in a signal whip.
The 8 plait bullwhip has been finished and is in the mail to its new owner. Here are a few pics of it:
This was a fun whip to test crack!
I’ve finished all of the internal layers of this bullwhip and have the overlay cut out.
Here’s the core with four plait belly attached:
Here’s the inner belly braided:
Then I put on another bolster and braided a second 4 plait belly. On top of the second belly goes a second bolster:
Then I cut out the 8 plait overlay:
This whip should be finished tomorrow and ready to ship out!
I started work on a 6 foot bullwhip. This will will have an 8 plait overlay. I went up to David Morgan and picked up a 58 dm kangaroo skin for this:
Here’s the skin trimmed and the core cut out:
Here’s the inner belly cut out:
Today I should be able to get the inner layers of this bullwhip completed.
Not too long ago I was hanging out with a buddy who is a magician and didn’t know he also cracked whips. Here’s his whip:
Today I’ve finished the overlay and knots on this bullwhip:
Here’s a close up of the knots:
I still need to shellac it and roll it a couple more times before I ship it out to its new owner.
My current project is working on a 4 1/2 foot bullwhip with a 12 inch handle. I’m using a 57 dm veg tanned drum stuffed kangaroo skin that I got from
This bullwhip will have a core, plaited belly, two bolsters and a 12 plait overlay. Here’s the first bolster sitting on the plaited belly:
And here’s the bolster after it has been tied onto the belly:
I then attached the 2nd bolster (not pictured) and cut out the 12 plait overlay:
Tomorrow I’ll get onto plaiting the overlay.
I finally finished up a 6 foot 4 plait Beginner’s Bullwhip that I started a long time ago. I’m glad I had time to finish it.
This bullwhip internally has a leather core, two leather bolsters and a 4 plait belly. It’s listed for sale on my
IN STOCK whips page.
Next up on my list is to do a repair on a stock whip that needs a new fall!