Whip Adjustment

Whip Adjustment

I just had a whip come in for an adjustment. I think it was originally a signal whip, I didn’t make it, so I’m not 100% positive.

signal whip

Based on how the loose ends looked, it appears there was a cracker on the end previously. The new owner wanted at slapper put on. Here’s the finished whip:

single tail whip

I thinned down the slapper;s end and it runs several inches into the point of the whip. That should hold it securely. then I put a fall hitch to secure the strands at the point of the whip.

If you’ve got a whip that needs a repair or adjustment, feel free to contact me to chat about it!

This has been shipped back to it’s owner!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Another Interesting Stock Whip Repair

Another Interesting Stock Whip Repair

This is the week of unusual whip repairs.  I have another stock whip that came in for a new fall.

fall replacement

Upon closer look at the fall this fall hitch wasn’t the normal fall hitch most whip makers use.

fall replacement

Here’s a little closer view of the fall hitch:

fall replacement
I’ve never seen this type of hitch in person, but have seen it in Ron Edwards book How To Make Whips:

It’s described on page 149 of the book as Maurice Doohan’s Hitch.  Here’s the finished fall hitch:

fall replacement
And the whole whip as it’s going back to its owner today:

fall replacement

In the How To Make Whips book the author mentions this works best on new whips, not on repairs.  After tying the hitch, I get the feeling that advice is more from an ease of making standpoint.  I can see how much easier it’d be to do that hitch with new lace over old lace.

This was a fun repair for me as it took me out of what I normally do!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org