Posted by Dale Dassel from iax-minden-ppp0006.iamerica.net on September 14, 1998 at 10:04:42:
In Reply to: Re: Bull Whip posted by D.Borton on September 11, 1998 at 23:30:47:
: : I went a step further in my bullwhip's birthday celebration by
: : watching Raiders of the Lost Ark while I was putting a nice coat
: : of Pecard leather dressing on it. Then, after the movie, my dad
: : installed a new coat hanger hook in my room to hang the whip
: : from while the dressing soaks in. (That's what the wrist loop is
: : for- hanging the whip by) David Morgan recommends letting the whip
: : hang for a period of one week with the dressing on it. After that
: : amount of time I use a soft buffer cloth to give the whip a finishing
: : shine and to remove any excess dressing that didn't take. How do you
: : do your whip?
: : -Dale
: Dale, basically I do the same thing with my whips. I hang them up, normally I hang them across a room so that they are not coiled up. Then I put a coat of (Pecard) leather dressing on them, let it set for the d time. Then wipe off any excess with a soft cloth. I only do this one or twice a year, or if its really necessary. Between those coats I also put on light dressings on the thong, especially near the point and fall more often. In those cases I just rub in a small amount into the leather, and let it sit. You probably know this already, but make sure the whip is fairly clean before putting any dressing on it. Especially with outdoor use the fall and point tend get really dirty. Also you don't need to dress leather plaited handles as much as the rest of the whip, as over time it can cause the plaiting to loosen up on you.
Yeah, I know about not dressing the handle, except for very
infrequently, because David Morgan told me. One question: David
tells me that the whip can be washed in warm water to remove any
dirt or grit that has found its way inside. I have always operated
under the rule that water and leather is a big NO NO. And, therefore,
have never washed it with water. I am also very hesitant to try this.
So, have you ever done this with your bullwhip? If so, how did it
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