Whip Basics

I started making whips about 8 months ago, but I was terrible at using them. I came across this guy on YouTube named Robby Amper and was really impressed by his method of teaching whip cracking. Not only is he really good at it, he is an excellent teacher as well. He has a DVD … Continue reading Whip Basics

Cow Whip

Whip #19 is  an 8 ft Florida cow whip. It has a 15 inch, hand-carved, purpleheart handle, an 8 ft. thong around a twisted, tapered core with 2 bellies, one a 6 plait and the other a 12 plait, and a 16 plait overlay. Each belly ends with the remaining strands twisting either into the … Continue reading Cow Whip

Kangaroo hide whip

Well, the last two weeks have been quite an adventure. Whip #18 is an 8 ft. kangaroo hide bullwhip in brandy and natural finish hide.  I have been wanting to make a kangaroo hide whip for a while and have been studying a set of videos by a pretty famous Australian whip maker named Bernie … Continue reading Kangaroo hide whip

Sui Generis Whips

So, this is going to be a little bit of a different kind of a post.  I bought a whip. It’s the first whip I’ve ever handled that I didn’t make. I bought it for a couple of different reasons. First, I really like this lady’s work. She makes a couple of different types of … Continue reading Sui Generis Whips

Autumn Leaves

Here’s a 4-1/2 foot dog lead I’ve been working on for the last week. The handle is a 3 color variation of ABoK #2996, an 8 strand, double-edged, flat braid. The body of the leash is an 8 strand gaucho braid, also in three colors, and it has a 4 strand round braid loop for … Continue reading Autumn Leaves