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Frondeur
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #15 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 12:26pm
 
Here's my first polypro bullwhip,
and my currently prefered sling, witch I call "the spoon". the release is braidred like a bullwhip, from 12 strands down to 4, and the protective leather at it's base actually acts like a handle.

PS: obviously, the handle of the whip is not finished...
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #16 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 3:10pm
 
Beautiful whip!† I really like the pattern you made.
The sling looks great too!† I imagine you get a nice loud crack when you throw with that one.† Cheesy
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Reply #17 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 3:21pm
 
Nice work Frondeur, that's an interesting sling design too.

I've now completed two more whips. One an improved version of the first, but significantly thicker and more beefy, and the second a shorter, but playful little snakewhip.

Having improved my whip cracking skills these whips just get louder and louder... Especially the beefy bullwhip which  can put out bangs that literally set your ears ringing, even in the hands of a relative beginner. At first I thought they were on par with my loudest cracking slings but now it's clear they are far, far louder. I'm even afraid to crack them so much because people might report them into the police as gunshots or maybe kids playing with fireworks.

Nice party trick though and I'm enjoying making them, though the turks head heel knot is a tricky little beggar.
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Reply #18 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 4:09pm
 
Don't speak that knots name! The one I've attempted was a nightmare. It came out ok but it was HOURS of tiny adjusting.
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Reply #19 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 4:15pm
 
Here they are-
Left: 6ft khaki & brown bullwhip (difficult to tell the colours apart though, just gives it a nice looking sheen)
Right: 3.75ft brown and green snakewhip.

Both shot loaded, two bellies + 16 plat overlay and 6x7 turks head heel knots.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #20 - Aug 17th, 2019 at 7:35pm
 
Man you guys are talented. Nothing brings in the chicks like a man who can make bullwhips....probably.
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Reply #21 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 3:40am
 
Yeah I'm not going to bother posting my efforts... I need some more practice first.
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Reply #22 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 8:40am
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 7:35pm:
Man you guys are talented. Nothing brings in the chicks like a man who can make bullwhips....probably.


I wish!  Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #23 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 8:42am
 
Kick wrote on Aug 17th, 2019 at 4:09pm:
Don't speak that knots name! The one I've attempted was a nightmare. It came out ok but it was HOURS of tiny adjusting.


If it helps, I followed this tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBxcIwT4fA&t=886s

It's still pretty difficult though before you complete a full pass, then it's easy.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #24 - Aug 18th, 2019 at 2:29pm
 
Great looking whips JudoP!† I've got this on my list as an activity to try this winter.† It will be something to do when it's cold, but no snow for snowball slinging.† Smiley
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Reply #25 - Aug 30th, 2019 at 2:53pm
 
Judo those whips are gorgeous!
Hereís a preview of my first attempt at a whip... I guess itís going to be a stock whip since the plaiting doesnít cover the handle.† Itís going to be around 6-feet long past the handle; 4-strand core with a 12-strand outer plait. Fairly conventional overall.† Itís loosely based on tutorials but definitely with my own twists too. For example, I started off with a piece of an aluminum handle from a Swiffer mop and I put a monkeyís fist on the butt end instead of a Turkís head.
To mount the monkeys fist, I put a steel pin through the handle and twisted a loop of paracord on the inside until the monkey fist was tight against the bottom. A few circles of scrap leather work as a buffer so the aluminum tube wonít cut into the monkeys fist. The aluminum has notches so the leather and ball won't spin backwards, and Iíll probably glue it down too for good measure.† Later, I plan to do a leather wrap over the handle to hide those leather discs and any glue residue.† Other than the handle though, itís a fairly standard paracord whip.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #26 - Aug 30th, 2019 at 6:51pm
 
Nice whips!† Thumbs Up
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Reply #27 - Aug 30th, 2019 at 11:15pm
 
True MEN sweep with Swiffer whips.
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Re: Bull whips
Reply #28 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 1:18am
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 30th, 2019 at 11:15pm:
True MEN sweep with Swiffer whips.


True men can finish building a whip in under a month!
Iím progressing at about two inches per day so far.
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