Whip Repairs…

Whip Repairs…

Recently I’ve had a bunch of whips come in for new falls and repairs.  I think it’s due to the weather getting better and people are going out to crack whips and remembering that fall they forgot to change in September.

If you have a whip that needs a new fall or repair you can get more info on those services by clicking here.

 

These three lashes needed new falls:

 

Stock Whip

Stock Whip

Here they are after the falls were put on:

Stock Whip

Stock Whip

This handle needed the keeper replaced:

hunt whip

fox hunting whip

Unfortunately I can’t find the picture of it with new keeper. When I find it I’ll post it.

Louie

 

Stock Whip Kit

Stock Whip Kit

I just shipped out a Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit to an aspiring whip maker.  You get all the parts of the whip including a DVD that takes you through all the steps to making a stock whip.

how to make a whip

This kit is a great way to try your hand at making a whip.  A stock whip is much easier to make than a bullwhip for a beginner and a great confidence booster before you take on a whip that’s more internally complex.

I don’t know how much longer I’ll offer these kits because they are a lot of work on my end to prepare and package all of the materials.  After all the labor I really don’t make much on them.

For more information about the Make Your Own Stock Whip Kit or to order a kit visit: http://bullwhips.org/?page_id=7374

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

15 Whips…

15 Whips…

Over the last month I’ve been working on a big whip order and here’s what I made:

Three bullwhips that are eight feet long:

8 foot bullwhips

Three bullwhips that are six feet long:

6 foot bull whips

Nine 4 foot stock whips:

nine stockwhips

Here’s the whole lot before I packed them up to ship out:

bullwhips and stock whips

These whips are all 12 plait and all together end up being about 90 feet of plaiting!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Stock Whips…

Stock Whips…

I’m still working on the 9 stock whips for part of a larger order.  I’m out of town right now performing my show at a fair, so that means I’m doing more work in a hotel.

whip making

 

 

 

This week I drove instead of flying on a plane, so I brought a vise along withe me to clap onto the desk.  That made some of the work a little bit easier.

how to make a stock whip

 

I also brought a small vacuum which made the clean up much easier.

I still need to do about half of the handles and two lashes before this order is finished.  I am one skin shy of what I need to finish this order, so that means I’ll have another trip up to David Morgan today or tomorrow to pick one up!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Tianna The Traveller’s Stock Whips

Tianna The Traveller’s Stock Whips

Not too long ago I was  up in Edmonton, AB, Canada doing a show and stopped by a farmer’s market.  I was looking around and heard whips being cracked!  Turns out it Tianna The Traveller cracks a pair of stock whips to build a crowd at the start of her circle show.  Here she is doing an escape where she’s wrapped up in packing straps and gets out:

Tianna the traveller

After the show I had a good time chatting with her and it turns out her stock whips were made by Steve Huntress at Noreast whips.

 

 

stock whip

 

I’ve got a pair of bullwhips that Steve made a long time ago…I think before Noreast Whips had a webpage!  Steve also has a good book on making nylon bullwhips called: How To Make Nylon Bullwhips

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