Topic: 6 ft roo stock whip
I started working on a roo stock whip tonight. I plan to loosly follow Bernie's video, except for the shot bag core. I'm using a twisted taper core made from roo lace for the core.
Here is the core after twisting the lace. I wet the lace and twisted them and then pinned the ends down and ran over it with a hairdryer to dry the strands. I greased the finished twist with Picards before binding.
Ill use strands left over from the last roo hide whips for the belly. I bought some whiskey colored hide for the overlay and have a really nice pice of Goncalo Alves for the handle. I'll probably not do much plaiting on the handle so as to not cover up much of the wood.
Probably won't get the chance to plait much until after Leo's funeral, though.