Finished Signal Whip and New Project…

Finished Signal Whip and New Project…

Last night I finally put the knot on the 12 plait signal whip that’s been hanging on my hook for what feels like forever.  Here it is:

12 plait signal whip

This signal whip is for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.

Yesterday I also started work on a 10 foot 16 plait bullwhip. This whip will be done in black kangaroo with red highlights on the knots.  Here are the kangaroo skins I’m using:

veg tanned kangaroo for bullwhip making

Last night I also cut out the bellies, but still need to do all the strand prep:

16 plait bullwhip

My slightly ambitious goal today is to get all the bellies plaited, bolster attached and the overlay cut out.  Today I have a few things competing for my time so I can’t just work on this whip straight through otherwise that’d be no problem.  Also I’m hoping to meet up with a whip group in the Seattle area this evening.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

 

12 Plait Signal Whip

12 Plait Signal Whip

I’ve started work on the 12 plait signal whip that will be black with a couple of white highlights.  I premade the internal layers over the weekend and a day or two cut out the overlay:

signal whip

And I started plaiting the overlay:

signal whip

I probably won’t have time until  sunday-ish to get any more plaiting in on this signal whip.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Signal Whips…

Signal Whips…

I recently started work on three signal whips.  All three of them are going to be four feet long and made from kangaroo.   First I made three shotbags:

single tail shot bags

Then I filled  them and cutout bolsters.  Here’s a picture of the progression of shotbags and attaching the bolsters:

Signal Whips

And finally here’s the first completed signal whip:

8 plait signal whip

This signal whip is 8 plait with a 5 plait wrist loop.  This one is for sale on my IN STOCK whips page.  The next one is going to be a 12 plait signal whip in black kangaroo with two white strands.   The third signal whip will probably be a 16 plait signal whip.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Independence Day Whip Sale!

Independence Day Whip Sale!

From now until I wake up and update the prices on July 5th all IN STOCK whips are 17% off!

bullwhip

To see what I’ve got IN STOCK visit: http://bullwhips.org/bullwhip_store/viewcategory.php?groupid=4 Currently I have several bullwhips in kangaroo and cow leather, a signal whip and a snake whip.

This is a great chance to get a new whip to crack this summer!

Louie
http://www.bullwhips.org

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips and a Bracelet

Deluxe Beginner’s Bullwhips and a Bracelet

Yesterday I started plaiting two six foot deluxe beginners bullwhips.  I got the bellies plaited:

Bullwhips

And one of the overlays finished:

bull whip

I’m out of falls, so I need to cut them out before I can finish either of these whips.  One thing I did because I couldn’t put a fall on the whip that’s overlay is finished is that I braided it an extra couple of inches and tied off the loose strands.  That way when it’s time to put the fall on I don’t have to undo  the point and replait it to make sure it’s tight.  This way I just unbraid about 2 inches and it should still be tight at that  point.

After these two Deluxe Beginners Bullwhips I’m going to start working on a few cowhide signal whips to use up the rest of this side of leather.

Here’s a bracelet that I made for myself a little while ago:

wrist band

plaited bracelet

The body of it is cowhide and the plaited portion is kangaroo.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Memorial Weekend Bullwhip SALE!

Memorial Weekend Bullwhip SALE!

I don’t do this very often so take advantage of this sale on all IN STOCK and MADE TO ORDER bullwhips.  From now until Tuesday 5/31/11 I’m having a Memorial Weekend 15% off sale!

bullwhip sale
To view the IN STOCK whips visit: http://bullwhips.org/bullwhip_store/viewcategory.php?groupid=4

To view your MADE TO ORDER whip options visit: http://bullwhips.org/bullwhip_store/viewcategory.php?groupid=0

Also here’s a picture of the finished 5 foot bullwhip:

bullwhip

This one is 5 feet long with an 8 plait kangaroo overlay and kangaroo rawhide highlights in the knots.

Louie

Signal Whip In Progress

Signal Whip In Progress

Yesterday I made some progress on the 8 plait signal whip.

The overlay is basically finished.  I’m at the part where I need to start adding in the plaited cracker.  That’s probably my least favorite part of making signal whips.  Braiding the cracker really makes my hands sore.  However I’m pretty sure this signal whip will get finished today, then I can get back to work on the five foot  bullwhip!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org