So this was a simple and easy build, not all my videos are as strait foreward as this one. Not much use actual use for this project, but it is fun to build and shoot.
To make it all you need is some balsa wood that is 1/2 X 1/4 inch by about six inch's long. I bought my piece at Micheal's but most craft / hobby stores will carry it. Then you will need two two inch safety pins, two t-pins feathers, one shish kabob stick, floss, super glue, 100 grit sand paper. and thats about it.
This was over 10 hours of video that I condensed down to less than 8 minutes. It is an 8 foot bull from the thong down to the cracker. This is the third bullwhip that I have made and it turned out awesome has a very nice fluid motion & cracks very easy and loud. I used about 350 feet of 550 Paracord, its wonderful stuff to work with and very strong, making a long lasting whip. Since it was uploaded I have had a tone of requests to do a step by step tutorial. So I will do just that. A bullwhip is kind ok a long build so it is going to take a few videos to show the whole thing.
If you don't have the talent to build one I would be willing to build one for $200.00 But you can buy one cheaper on ebay click here:
This was a fun project and supper easy to build. All you need is a pad of leather, I used an old boot. But one could use almost anything made from leather: like the back of moms couch, a leather coat. Also the boot-laces worked ok on the sling, but were old and had the possibility of breaking, if you used newer laces it would work better. I used para cord on my sling witch worked great and its inexpensive. So go build you on of these, they are allot of fun. Let me know what you think.
1-2 part epoxy
1-1/2" X 14" PVC Pipe
1-1/2 PVC Coupler
1-3/4" Thread to 1/2 PVC Coupler
1-1 1/2" X 1/2" Thread Cap
1-2" X 1 1/2" Tee-Wye Fitting
1-2" ABS Clean-out Adapter
Note: Use Only Schedule 40 PVC fittings.
I was able to pick up all the items that I needed from the local hardware store cost was about $25.00. Pretty easy build, most could make it. Most any propellent will work good. I use a plastic adhesion promoter, witch works awesome. LINK: AERO-MAX AM865
My dad taught me how to do this when I was just in high school. It is a fun project, but be careful. Simple to make I just cut a spoke out from the rim. Flip the nipple around. Add a little tape as a handle an bam its done. I use a little bit of powder from a match and number 7 lead shot press it in the barrel and then set it over a flame.