Topic: Ben's whip
Tonight I started to build the whip that Ben won in the raffle. I offered the choice of a traditional cow whip or a cup style woodie bullwhip. Ben chose the cup style bullwhip in black with an Ash handle.
Any good whip starts with a good core. This twisted core is wrapped tight with many layers of sinew. This nearly destroyed my fingers tonight but it was worth the effort
The first belly is 8 plait and I went with the chessboard plait for 12 inches. This will give it some stiffness and spring.
More to come