This morning I’m shipping out a 6 foot Indy Bullwhip to Ireland:
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.
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.
Yesterday I finished work on a 4 foot 16 plait signal whip. Here’s the beginning of the plaiting:
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.