Currently I’m working on a two tone bullwhip. This bullwhip is going to be 16 plait in black and saddle tan with some patterns plaited on the 12 inch handle. Yesterday I got all the internal plaiting done:
and both bellies attached:
For those of you keeping score at home you may notice that I’m doing something a bit differently that I normally do. Look at the above picture…did you spot it?
The last few whips I’ve started adding the lead on before the overlay. I used to do this a long time ago, but then switched to adding it after the overlay a year or two ago, but now I’m back to adding it before. There’s no major reason why I’m doing this, it’s basically procedural…however I do have a reason why I switched back to doing it this way, it’s just not a major thing.
If I get a chance today I’ll cut out the overlay.