Morgan Style Indy Bullwhip…

Morgan Style Indy Bullwhip…

Currently I’m working on an Indy bullwhip made the way that David Morgan makes them.  There are a several differences in construction in how David Morgan makes his whips and how I normally make mine.  The main ones are:

  • When the lead is put on the handle foundation.
  • How the wide end of the bolster is shaped.
  • How the filler strands are shaped.
  • Wear leather.
  • Core shape
  • How the lead is capped

Currently I’ve got the inner belly plaited:

bullwhip

Today at the very least I should be able to get the inner bolster finished.

Louie
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Bullwhips …

Bullwhips …

Here’s a couple of pictures of the 8 foot bullwhip that I shipped out yesterday (before shellacing it).

Bullwhips 8 foot 12 plait

The butt knot on this bullwhip is more Morgan-esque than what I was making about 3 months ago.  It seems that my new method for doing the butt is working.  My next thing to do work on is giving the handle a slimmer profile.  This bullwhip has a very slight taper up to from the handle to the thong.

Bullwhips 8 foot 12 plait

I’ve also started an 8 foot KotCS bullwhip.  I’ve plaited the first belly and attached the first bolster.

Bullwhips 8 foot 12 plait

I’ve also already cut out the 2nd belly for this bullwhip, but I probably won’t get to do any work on it until Tuesday-ish because I’m going to be out of town performing today and Monday.

Louie

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Bullwhip Progress…

Bullwhip Progress…

Right now my all of bullwhip orders have all been fulfilled!  Which is good because I go on vacation Wednesday morning and now work would get done on them.  My current bullwhip project is an 8 foot indy style bullwhip which will hopefully get finished before I leave.

Right now I’ve got the overlay cut and pared, it just needs to be plaited.  I pared the strands a bit chunkier than I normally do to give it more of the Morgan look.  I’m really starting to get the Morgan Indy look down.

louie

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