How to build your own target stand
Since Vol. II was released, a lot of people asked where to get these target stands from.
You can buy them, or you can build them by your own. I wish to thank Mr. Dan Borton for his kind help and advice to create my first target stand. Without his help I’d never made it! So I’m happy to help others now. Maybe that your first attempts will not be perfect. But don’t give up, okay? In the end you’ll build a great target stand!
by Robert Amper
Victor SanSoucie from HandmadeWhips braided this beautiful traditional Bullwhip with wooden 14 inch handle.
It’s an 8 plait, 10 foot Latigo whip with a very heavy fall made out of 10 ounce leather.
8 foot Target whip 24 plait kangaroo overlay
It was plaited by Giovanni Celeste from giovanniceleste.it
This whip is the result of a photo shoot for a national magazine.The whip was built this year during the first three weeks of August.
In total over 150 photographs were taken by photographer Carmine Rubicco.
The following photos are a small summary of where I tried to keep the spirit of this photo session.
Features of the whip:
4 plait belly
4 plait belly
24 plait overlay
7 x 6 Three-Pass two tone Turkshead Knot
8 strands braid crocodile ridge loop
This bullwhip is made by Devin Bauer. It's a combination of Wenge wood, carbon fiber, massive brass and braided Paracord. It's a heavy(!) six footer with a 20 plait overlay. Here you have a detailed view on how much passioned work was needed, to create that whip...
And here some specs and internals on the whip from the Review...
6 Foot Woody Bullwhip,
12 inch handle consisting of a 10 inch piece of Desert Ironwood, and 6 inch carbon fiber rod.
Lead Loaded Dacron core
8 plait belly
12 plait belly
20 plait overlay down to a 6 plait point
Whip contains Hockey Tape bolsters
All layers are bound with waxed artificial sinew.
Dacron sheathed English Eye with extra polyester serving.
The thong is waxed to seal the inside, and add weight
The transition knot is a Hansen knot tied from a doubled 5p x 4b turkshead.
Here is a little phototutorial how a knot is built, by Stephane Normand from Canada.
This is a stockwhip, braided by Simon Martin from Simon Martin Whips of Tasmania, Australia. It’s a 6ft, 12plait 16plait handle Kangaroo whip with a brass ferrule integrated in the handle. It was made for the movie “Calling all Angels”, and has an aged effect to it.
This is a little documentary about the making of a Indy IV whip
by Dan Ellefson from Texas.
A 10 footer, 12 plait in brandy. You'll find more infos at www.TexasWhips.com.