Growing a Snake Whip…

Growing a Snake Whip…

Currenly I’m working on four snake whips.  I’ve done a little work on each so that I could show the progression of how I”m making these and then have one picture with all the layers.

Currently I have two of these finished and the next two should be finished today!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Snake Whips

Snake Whips

This morning I’m shipping out a 6 foot Indy Bullwhip to Ireland:

12 plait bullwhip
bull whips
Indy Bullwhip

My current project is working on four snake whips.  These will be six feet long and be four plait in cowhide.  Last night I cut out six shot bags (I only need four), but the way the hide was I other two came out of part of it that I wouldn’t be able to use for anything else.

snake whip

Today I’m performing in the Portland, Oregon area, so I probably won’t have much of a chance to get more work in on these.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Signal Whip

Signal Whip

Yesterday I finished work on a 4 foot 16 plait signal whip.  Here’s the beginning of the plaiting:

16 plait signal whip

I made this signal whip slightly differently than how I normally make them.  I added an extra short bolster to the whip to give it a slightly larger diameter by the turkhead knot.  Visually I think I like them thinner, but it’s good to know what they look like a bit wider.

signal whip

I’ve added this signal whip to my IN STOCK whips page.

This weekend I have a full performing schedule, so I don’t know how much plaiting I’ll be getting in.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org