Bullwhip with Ostrich Leg Handle Progress…

Bullwhip with Ostrich Leg Handle Progress…

The bullwhip that will have the ostrich leg handle has been making some progress.  I’ve the the outer bolster attached:

bullwhip

And the overlay cut out:

bullwhip

I am  having second thoughts about my choice to sue a thinner spring steel handle over a thicker steel spike.  The main reason I’m doubting this is the thicker handle foundation will make  a thicker handle and show off more of the grain of the ostrich handle.

I did just wrap the ostrich around the handle and it looks fine, you won’t miss out on any of it.  If I do a whip like this again I’ll probably go with a thicker handle to see the difference.

Hopefully today I’ll manage to do the strand prep on the overlay (but not very likely that will happen).

Louie
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Gator Handle Bullwhip Progress…

Gator Handle Bullwhip Progress…

Here’s the progress on the Gator handle bullwhip…it’s about halfway done.  Yesterday I about half of the plaiting finished.

Bullwhip

exotic leather bullwhip

And I put the alligator handle on:

alligator bullwhip

bullwhip

Unfortunately this bullwhip will have to wait to be finished until I get home from the Washington State Fair Association’s Convention on Sunday or Monday.

Louie
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