Fall Replacement and Seattle Snap Dragons…

Fall Replacement and Seattle Snap Dragons…

I got this bullwhip in earlier this week for a fall replacement:

bullwhip

And with the new fall:

bullwhiop

Here’s a video of some test cracking:


Also I visited the Seattle Snap Dragon’s Bullwhip Study Group last week:

bullwhip

bullwhip

It was a lot of fun!

Oh, and here’s a quick progress report on the 16 plait 10 foot bullwhip I’m working on, currently I have about 18 inches of it plaited.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

 

Jacka Repair

Jacka Repair

On Friday I had a six foot Jacka that’s 10-15  years old come in for a new fall and possibly to get some strands fixed:

Terry Jacka bullwhip

When the whip showed up it was very dry, missing the fall and had a couple of broken strands right at the fall  hitch.

Terry Jacka bullwhip

The whips owner and I decided to move the move the fall hitch a couple inches up the whip.  That was an easy fix to the broken strands and probably a better solution than adding in 2 strands for the last inch of the whip.   Also this is probably a better fix than just leaving it with the broken strands.

Terry Jacka bullwhip
Terry Jacka bullwhip

I gave this whip a few flicks and it’s still got a lot of life left in it!  It was interesting to see  how the Jacka transition has held up over the years.

Louie
http://bullwhips.org

Fall Replacment

Fall Replacment

Today in the mail I got a bullwhip that I made about a  year ago sent to me for a fall replacement:

I took it to the park for a couple of cracks to make sure everything is playing nice:

Oh and if you can’t tell, the park by my house really needs to be mowed, the grass is up to my armpits!

Getting to see a whip that I made a year ago is really cool!  I’m amazed at how tight the plaiting still is…I did a pretty good job on it!

Louie
http://bullwhips.org