As promised here are some pics. I actually started this whip before I knew who would be getting it.
The handle after tapering the end. 7.5 inches chrome steel rod.
Handle with core and wear leather attached. 22" long.
Kangaroo hide before trimming:
First belly cut out, stretched, and beveled. I started at the lower left leg and went up around the neck and back to the right leg
First belly after plaiting. It is a 4plait starting at the butt of the handle, plaited about 3ft. The remaining strands will be divided and tapered to form the core for the 2nd belly.
My next step is to cut out and split a bolster. It will be cowhide and will cover the plaited part of the first belly.
Here's wishing you find time for the things you want to do, and for the things you need to do.
We see ourselves in our children and hope for a better future.