Lash for a Whip…

Lash for a Whip…

Recently I had a whip come in that was damaged by a dog chewing on it.

Whip

This lash was an older one and I found it very interesting internally based on what I could see.  the core appeared to be sash core and very fine electrical wire.  The metal in the wire that was exposed was soft and didn’t add any stiffness to the whip, and since it was very thin it couldn’t have added much weight.  When it was newer the wire might have added a bit of rigidity to the whip, but with such a thin gauge it couldn’t have added much.

Whip

The wire ran the full length of the lash.

Whip

I made a 6 plait kangaroo lash to match it, however mine didn’t use any wire. Whip

Here’s the new lash next to the old one:

Whip

This was a fun project for me!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Stock Whip Repair…

Stock Whip Repair…

I recently had a stock whip made by Jim Hurlbutt come in for a fall replacement.  Here’s the whip when it got to me:

jim hurlbutt stock whip

and here’s close up of the fall keeper.  The fall had broken off right at the keeper.

stock whip

The first thing I did was give it a coat of grease as the whip was very dry.   After letting that soak in I put the new fall on and it was back in the mail to its owner in a flash!

stock whip

Jim put an interesting knot on the handle:

stockwhip

I’ve done a whip or two like that, but not very many.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org