I cut out the two 12 plait overlays for the two 3 1/2 foot signal whips and did all of the lace prep. Unfortunately I’m travelling a bit the next few days, so no work will happen on them until next week.
While I was working on the lace for these whips, I started to wonder if leather was compostable. Turns out that a lot of the leather I normally throw away can be composted. I’m throwing away small bits of it from paring the edges of the lace, so that breaks down pretty easily:
The other thing to consider is how the leather is tanned. I mostly use Veg Tanned leather, which means the the leather is tanned without chemicals and is environmentally friendly. However things like Whitehide which is tanned with chemicals shouldn’t go in the compost bin.
I’m cleaning out my shop and I found a roll of nylon that was almost finished. I didn’t make sense to have the whole roll kicking around that only had enough nylon for about 10 crackers, so I made the crackers.
Crackers are something that it always feels like I’m out, so it’s probably a good thing to have some kicking around.
I’ve got another Beginner’s Bullwhip in the works.
These whips have a plaited belly and a 4 plait cowhide overlay. They are designed for someone who wants to try out whip cracking without investing in a kangaroo whip. I’ll finish this whip up when I have some more free time and I’ll list in on my IN STOCK whips page.