Dog Lead from Leftover Kangaroo!

Dog Lead from Leftover Kangaroo!

When making a whips from kangaroo you end up with leftover centers of whips.  Some of these are large enough to be parts of other whips and some are not.  Some end up lace for knots, or small little projects.  I took two centers that I had left and made a 4 plait dog lead:

dog lead

 

One of the little bits of flair  that I add to these 4 plait dog leads is giving them a higher plait count wrist loop.  This particular one has a 10 plait wrist loop.  These are simple to make I simply split the 4 strands for the body of the leash in half to give me 8 strands.  Add those 8 strands to the two strands that are the core and you’ve got an 10 plait wrist loop!

This dog lead is available for sale on my IN STOCK dog leads page.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org 

Plaited Dog Leads…

Plaited Dog Leads…

Yesterday I shipped out an order for a plaited dog lead.

plaited dog lead

I made a bunch of dog leads a while ago from scrap leather and have about 5 or 6 in stock.  You can see what I have by clicking here.  I do make dog leads that are fancier than what I have in stock and if you are looking for a kangaroo dog lead feel free to contact me to discuss what you’d like!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

 

Finished Dog Leads…

Finished Dog Leads…

Yesterday I finished both of the dog leads and they are shipping out to their new owner today.  The first one is six feet long in eight plait red kangaroo:

dog lead plaited kangaroo
dog lead plaited kangaroo

The  other one is also six feet in eight plait kangaroo but in natural tan:

dog lead plaited kangaroo
dog lead plaited kangaroo

This one also has a green kangaroo interweave in the knot:

dog lead plaited kangaroo

Today I’ve got a busy day so I don’t think I’ll get any plaiting in, but tomorrow I should be able to get a beginners bullwhip or two finished!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Two Dog Leads

Two Dog Leads

Right now my current project is working on two six foot dog leads.  Both of them will be in eight plait kangaroo, one will be red and the other natural tan.  Below is the lace cut out:

kangaroo

Then I stretched it and split it down to the same thickness:

kangaroo dog lead

And finally I resized it and pared it:

kangaroo dog lead

I like the pictures of the process of the strand prep happening, because it really looks like nothing has changed…but a lot has happened!

Also with these dog leads I put a core in the middle:

kangaroo cores

Normally with something like a 4 plait dog lead I wouldn’t do a core, but at 8 plait it needs one to be round shape.  If I didn’t put a core in the leash would have a square cross section.

Here’s the brass  hardware that will go on these:

kangaroo dog leash

Also on the navigation bar to the left I’ve added a section of my online store called Plaited Goods for Sale.  Right now the main part of that is dog leads, I’ve got a bunch in stock, but only a couple listed.  I’ll try to find some time to list more when I get a chance.  I’m also planning on adding some more categories to that for the other things I make like Bosals, Rommel Reins, bracelets, etc.

Once these two dog leads are done I’m going to try to find some time to bang out a few more of my Beginners Bullwhips.

Louie

http://bullwhips.org