Stock Whip Kit

Stock Whip Kit

Here’s a Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit that I just sent out:

stock whip kit

I know I keep saying this, I don’t know how much longer I’m going to offer these.  I don’t make a ton of money on them, and they are lot of work for what I charge for them.  I’d almost rather charge a few bucks more and make the whip. The fun part is assembling the whip, not cutting out the leather!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Stock Whip Kit

Stock Whip Kit

I just shipped out a Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit to an aspiring whip maker.  You get all the parts of the whip including a DVD that takes you through all the steps to making a stock whip.

how to make a whip

This kit is a great way to try your hand at making a whip.  A stock whip is much easier to make than a bullwhip for a beginner and a great confidence booster before you take on a whip that’s more internally complex.

I don’t know how much longer I’ll offer these kits because they are a lot of work on my end to prepare and package all of the materials.  After all the labor I really don’t make much on them.

For more information about the Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit or to order a kit visit: http://bullwhips.org/?page_id=7374

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Stock Whip Kit

Stock Whip Kit

I just got back into town and just put together and shipped out another Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit.

stock whip

 

These kits come with all the leather precut and pared along with all the parts of the whip and a DVD that teaches you how to put it together.   I’m thinking of making a similar kit for making a simple 4 plait leather bullwhip.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

 

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips…

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips…

Right now I’m working on making a pair of Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips.  I don’t know if I’ll sell them as a pair, but for fun I’m making them as a pair!  So far I’ve got the cores finished:

bull whip

And the bellies and overlays cut out:

bullwhip

Hopefully I’ll get these finished today or tomorrow!

Bullwhip Teaching Gig

Just today it was reported that Brittany Spears is looking for someone to teach her to use a bullwhip for her next video.  The casting note says:

“Looking for a girl or guy who knows how to handle and use a bull whip. Must be a professional at using a bullwhip. Do not submit if you think you know how to use it. Only submit if you truly know how to use it and are a pro at it. We will be taping your skills at using a bullwhip and will remember you if you are not that good and was submitted for this. Whoever is booked will teach Britney how to do the whip and we will use inserts of the booked talent using the whip.”

If that’s something you can do look into it!

Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit SALE!

You’ve about less than a week left to save 20% on a Stock Whip Kit, order now and get a great deal!

Louie

8 Foot Bullwhip

8 Foot Bullwhip

Yesterday I started work on an 8 foot bullwhip.  It’s going to be 12 plait in kangaroo.   Here’s the core and the set for the inner belly:

bullwhip

And here’s the finished bell about to be rolled:

bullwhip

I also cut out the the inner bolster yesterday and it’s got a coat of grease soaking in but I didn’t take a picture of that.  Today I should be able to at least get that bolster attached and the outer belly finished.

I also shipped out another Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit:

how to make  a stock whip

 

These kits are a great way to make your first whip!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Another Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit

Another Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit

Yesterday I finished up another Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip.

bull whip

This one is six feet long and is 4 plait with a leather core and plaited belly.  I’m selling this one as a Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit, so it comes with a DVD, extra crackers and safety glasses.  This is IN STOCK and ready to ship out!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit IN STOCK!

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit IN STOCK!

Today I finished up a Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhip Kit.

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Here’s the bullwhip by itself:

bullwhip

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:

This is IN STOCK and ready to ship out!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

From the Mail Bag…

From the Mail Bag…

Here are the answers to some email’s I’ve gotten recently:

Question: can you tell me where you got your lace cutter?  been lookingfor a good one and can’t find one..thanks

Answer:  When I use a lace cutter I prefer to use a David Morgan Lace Cutter which is available at: http://www.davidmorgan.com/product_info.php?products_id=1139
What I love about this lace cutter is how simple it is.  It cuts lace, there are no bells and whistles, it just cuts uniform lace.  But you can also use it t resize lace that has already been cut.  So for example if you are cutting lace around the outer stretchy part you can cut the lace wide.  Then tie it to the hook, stretch is and use the lace cutter to resize it to your final desired width.

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Question: I was wondering where you got your rounder that I saw on youtube?  thanks

Answer:  I got my leather rounder on ebay.  Mine is a vintage one:

leather rounder

You can get a new one from Hansen at http://www.hansenstringcutter.com/home/hsc/page_13_1 or keep checking ebay or maybe ask around at your local leather shop. I also think there is a plan for a simple wooden leather rounder in Bruce Grant’s book Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding available at: http://amzn.to/XErBq8

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Question: Hi! really love your whips and the time you take to show everyone what its all about just have a few questions i have been making floggers with nylon handles for a while so im no stranger to whipmaking, but recently i had an order for a 4ft leather snakewhip and was hoping you can help me with some concerns i have when you “grease” a hide that wasent drum stuffed, what are you putting on it?

Answer:  I use leather dressing to grease a dry skin/hide.  So I rub the dressing on and let it soak in, then I clean off any excess.  Pecard Leather Dressing works well for this and is available at: http://amzn.to/ZxUFMB 

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Question: The whip i making im aiming to do a shot bag, 4 or 6 plait belly, bolster then the overlay, all in 4oz cowhide what would you recomend for the overlay plait? i dont want to go too high a count in fear of breaking strands, but i also do not want a 4 plait overlay that will aprear alittle “chunky” would really aprecate any help you can offer, and keep making awsome whips!

Answer:  With 4 ounce cowhide it’s pretty thick, so you’d have a hard time getting any really high plait count to look good.  I’d go with an 8 plait.  Personally I think there is something elegant about a well done 8 plait whip.  It’s a working whip that will look good!

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Question: I had some questions about your stock whip kit. I am just starting out trying to learn whip-making and I want to make the stock red and tail black & red.

1) Is the leather pre-stained or pre-treated?

2)Could I make a shorter whip out of the kit?

3)If it is not pre-treated or pre-stained, would I be able to dye the strands?

Answers: The leather in the Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit is dry and natural in color, so it will take dye.  If you choose to dye it, you can however there are no instructions for that that come with the stock whip kit.

You can make a shorter whip out of the stock whip kit, however I cut the strand with a 5.5 foot whip as the finished product.  So you may have to do some tweaking of the strand widths, belly lengths, etc.

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Hope that answers your questions.  If you have questions feel free to leave them as a comment on a post or email them to me via my contact form.  It make take a little while for me to get to them so be patient!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org