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Log in or sign up in seconds. OK, I’ll shut up now. The handle is also 8 inches and I used 16 strands about 16″ long to do the fancy plait. Want to add to the discussion? If you have excess wax on it, either heat it back up with a hair dryer where the build up is so that it soaks in, or put in in a black trash bag on some paper towels and put it out in the sun for a bit.

I was thinking about making one. Keep the whip covered in the wax, maintaining at least degrees, but not allowing it to get overuntil all the bubbles stop. Knot of the Month. The core and each belly is bound with artificial sinew. The colors didn’t show out so good in the photo. It’s mainly decorative-another place to add distinction to the piece.

6 foot paracord bullwhip : paracord

Towards the bottom of the post is a download link for an Excel spread sheet calculator that is pretty handy. Heat the wax to degrees Fahrenheit and put the whip in. And it’s actually canary yellow and gold-the thong is chocolate brown. Too bad the colors are Steelers colors, haha!

I use a large aluminum roasting pan I bought at Wal-Mart wit about 6 – 8 pounds of paraffin, also bought at Wal-Mart. I guess I could always make some candles or something with the leftover wax. Also, don’t leave it in a hot car on your seats or it might stain the seats. All in all a little less than feet.



Submit a new text post. It’s a six foot whip with 2 bellies so: Do you do this, and if so, can you explain your process?

And you bulowhip your own worst critic. Basically, it is the first belly moved from around the core to the exterior of the whip.

On some whips the handle is too bullwhi; to fit easily in the pan so I have to just do part of the whip at a time. Here’s how to do the square start I have one more paracord whip I’m obligated to and then it’s on the the leather.

I love your whips. Here’s a link to a blog post by someone that calls himself Mr. The handle and the carapace are both 16 plait. Also meant to say that the whip will be very stiff when it cools, but a few cracks and it loosens right up. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Carefully pull the whip out from one end and, using paper towels, wipe the excess off as you pull it out.

They look so nice and neat. Your whips look fine. Submit a new link. Every 4 or 5 whips I add a pound of paraffin to the pan. Waxing is pretty simple.

I’ll really gonna stop talking now. I use it all the time. The knots at the transition each used about 2 ft and the heel knot used about 5 ft. Overlay is 16 plait at 72 inches, so 6 x ‘ I like to end with a six plait, 2x “, 2 x “, 2 x 90″, 2 x 75”, and 2 x I first saw it done on whips by Tyler Blake and figured out how to do it by reading Ron Edwards’ and Bruce Grant’s books on whip making and leather lacing.


Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Thank you for your very detailed reply! I’ve really been contimplating the task of making a whip for myself, but of all the nuances that go into it, sealing it in wax worries me the most. I only plan on making 1 whip for myself, but I guess that’s where it starts.

Hang the whip somewhere more or less straight until it cools. It smooths the overall texture and adds a little mass to the whip. The strands usually come out a little long, but I’d rather that than too short. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. It doesn’t actually take that much wax but since it can be used over and over it’s easier to use this much because it covers the whip completely.

These lengths are not set in stone and as I plait I make decisions as to when to drop strands based on how crowded the plait looks.

One last thing, itf the wax gets scuffed looking, hit it with the hairdryer and it looks like new.