04-16-2010, 03:35 PM
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I've been enjoying this site for long and have finally found enough time to write a first Instructable by myself.
I'll will share with you how to make a real paracord bullwhip.
It should not be that hard for those of you who know their way through ropes, knots and braiding.
I wouldn't recommend this as a beginner project though.
It involves careful and regular braiding of up to 12 strands a bit over 12 feet long, which can be a bit messy or frustrating if you're not familiar with manipulating such lengths of cord.
You will also need to know ( or be willing to learn) some 'advanced' knots to make it look nice, and I won't cover that lengthly point in this Instructable since there is already a lot of resources on that topic on the Net.
I however do plan on doing a few other Instructables on that topic if people are interested in it.
We will be making a 2.50m ( ~8.2ft) whip, from handle tip to fall, not including the cracker.
Take your time with this one, you'll get what you give.
It took me maybe a week or so worth of evenings to complete it.
The result was well worth it, this thing cracks loudly and easily as expected and it ended up being a very rewarding project.
I'd like to thank "Bullwhipcracker" for his nice info about whip making that served as an inspiration for this project and saved me some headaches about figuring out the correct lengths for the different steps.
I was unable to find a homepage or anything that links directly to his work to give him proper credit though.
Now, let's get to the fun stuff