2018 #1 – #31 Whip – Part 1

After a few variations of practice I’m doing my first snake whip of the year. I haven’t on the whip naming / counting policy really.  Previously, I had around 14 practice pieces & 30 whips with very poor paper documentation made worse by moving my shop twice. This is really the first of this style […]

Conditioning Your Whip: Which Leather Dressing?

Originally posted on The Whip Blog:
Although these are not the only two options, the two types of leather conditioner/dressing pictured to the left are the two most commonly accepted products used for conditioning whips.  Jay-El is another relatively common product, particularly in Australia.  The basic ingredients in Pecards and Fiebing’s are mostly identical, just…

The year of unfulfilled promises – arm bands

I’ve got 12 drafted blog posts sitting in my queue of things I randomly promised … One of them is a set of the weaker scrap burgundy #8 arm bands that I started backing with furniture grade upholstery leather in order to practice using larger thread in a smaller chisel. The project was very problematic.  […]