The finished bullwhip — 4. Comment Name Email Website. With leather you have to either buy precut strands which is more expensive, or buy expensive hides, and cut bullwhiip strands yourself. Oct 11, Posts: Let me know if anything is unclear. With this in mind i thought if whipmakers were paid by the hour including prep time,instead of the finished product,they would be much more expensive.

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Article Summary Whatever your reason for wanting a whip, you can create one yourself with a bit of practice. Using rope or paracord and a couple different knot types, you can make the handle and lashes by following the right steps. Although it might seem like a tricky process, with the right guidance and some patience you can make your own in no time at all! All rights reserved. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.

Head to a crafts store for the best selection. In terms of rope type, you can choose whatever kind you want—solid braid nylon works great for its softness. Start by crouching in front of one of the open ends—this is the running end, which is the part of the rope used to tie the knot. Now, pull the opposing open end down to the left all the way to the running end to create a 25 foot 7.

Make sure the loop is as narrow possible. Use a measuring tape to determine the distance 5 feet 1. Now, mark this spot with a permanent marker. Confirm that the loose end on the right is the running end with the mark 5 feet 1. Start by pressing down on this mark with a finger on your right hand. Now, use your left hand to pull the rope above this point down to the left tip of the running end. Repeat this process 3 more times.

Each of them should be parallel to the 2 loose ends of the rope to the right. Move each of the loops outward about 72 degrees apart. You can measure these angles with a protractor or just use your best judgment. The arms of the star formation should be made of 4 loops and 1 pair of parallel ropes, one of which is the running end. Now, take the all of the rope below this point and bend them to the right to cross the neighboring rope loop. Continue this pattern in a counterclockwise direction, crossing each loop over the loop next to it.

Once you reach the starting point, stop. After you get to the starting point, take the last loop you crossed over and tuck it underneath the loop created by the first crossover. Start by pressing firmly down on one of the crossed sections where the ropes overlap with your non-dominant hand. Now, pull the end outward away from the center of the star. Repeat this process for each of the other ends, moving counterclockwise around the star. Align the ropes parallel and twist them together once 3 inches 7.

Now, twist the top rope clockwise and then pull it over the rope below it so that it faces you. Slide your thumb and forefinger up to hold the twist in place. Twist the second rope in the same way, pulling it over the rope underneath it. Afterward, you should have 3 inches 7. Hold the loop together using your thumb, index, and middle fingers.

Point your left index finger to the right. Hold the untwisted rope diagonally across your left index finger with the loop pointing to the top-right. Wrap the loop clockwise around it until it faces your chest.

Afterward, wrap it across the untwisted rope diagonally to the top-left and wrap it once around your finger until it points to the top-left again. Now, insert the knot through the opening that is at the top of the untwisted rope. Be sure that only the loop is pressed through—the remainder of the rope should stay hanging below the knot.

Adjust the knot by pulling the rope pairs outward from the center. This will ensure that it maintains a firm appearance. Start with the unlooped strip of rope and cross it over the rope next to it. Keep moving in a counterclockwise rotation, crossing the next rope over the rope following it. Continue until you reach the beginning. Now, tuck the final loop into the original loop you created. Repeat this process about 10 times, making sure each knot is on top of the previous one.

Afterward, the 10 knots should look like a handle, with the corded loop at the top and the lashes of the whip underneath it. Start by finding and cutting the loops that are hanging from the handle. Afterward, all of the rope hanging from the whip handle should have free ends. Now, make a horizontal cut across the lash rope extending from the handle about 3 to 4 inches 7.



People of all ages are constantly searching for new hobbies or activities to do in their spare time. Learning how to make a nylon bullwhip or snakewhip can be an excellent way to accomplish this. Many have produced their own tutorials on whipmaking. A few of these tutorials are excellent, some are good, and most are lacking in quality. It makes sense to follow a tutorial by a well-established whipmaker. So, which one do you choose? Seek instruction from an experienced whipmaker.


Paracord Bullwhip

Zugore It is also perfect for very fast You can find his channel here: Good point about the amount of light, it does need concentrated light to reflect well. How can I figure out what length Paracord I need to make any size whip? Powered by GDPR plugin. Also shop in Also shop in. This perfectly balanced bull whip. This is a 16 plait, 4 foot bullwhip I made out of paracord for a friend of a friend who will be using it in a circus performance.


Noreast Whips

Fenritaur If the diameter exceeds this size, gaps will form during the plaiting of the belly. I somehow lost my leather whip I bought for 25 cent at a garage sale. For the belly, determine first how long your belly will be, then double hlw length for each strand. I think an LED whip of some sort which I have actually seen is more effective for a lit whip.


Making a Paracord Whip

Download Step The Overlay For the overlay there are 12 strands total, so 6 strands folded over. Instead I chose how many strands will go all the way to the end usually 6 or 4 and figure out the length of the side strands. When using two colors make sure to have all of one color on one side and the other on the opposite side. For a bullwhip I add 18" to all the strands to account for the thickness of the handle.

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