Re: Made my first bullwhip today.

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Posted by Michaelson from on July 23, 1998 at 07:20:45:

In Reply to: Made my first bullwhip today. posted by bob on July 22, 1998 at 21:08:21:

: :I finally completed my first bullwhip today. I was making two whips
: at the same time, and I finally completed one. I used latigo. It is
: a very heavy whip like you said, but as for how well it handles, I
: have no idea. I have never handled a whip before, so I don't know what
: to look for. However, the man who supplied me with the leather and works
: in leather crafts, is a deacon in my church and he was cracking the
: whip at church tonight, and I was astounded. I have never actually seen a real
: bullwhip in action, and to hear the noise coming off that thing was
: quite impressive. the pastor came running around the building because he
: thought that someone was popping firecrackers it was that loud. Like
: I said, I don't know much about whips, but I am quite proud of my first
: attempt at whip making. It is a black latigo whip with one braided core
: in the belly. I used the book "whipmaking" by Dennis Rush. It is pretty
: informative and easy to understand.

Bob, you keep perfecting your whip making, making them as good as David Morga and for about half the price, we all may have to have a serious talk! I don't know about anyone else, but I for one am impressed, and envious. I had one made for me in Florida YEARS ago, and the man who made it for me stopped making them because to keep the braid perfect takes a lot of finger and hand strength. Keep up the good work. It's becoming a lost craft. Regards. Michaelson

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