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Waxing is pretty simple.


Also, don’t leave it in a hot car on your seats or it might stain the seats. I use a large aluminum roasting pan I bought at Wal-Mart wit about 6 – 8 pounds of paraffin, also bought at Wal-Mart. They look so nice and neat.

It’s a six foot whip with 2 bellies so: The colors didn’t psracord out so good in the photo.

Your whips look fine. Carefully pull the whip out bullwhio one end and, using paper towels, wipe the excess off as you pull it out. 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. OK, I’ll shut up now.

Keep the whip covered in the wax, maintaining at least degrees, but not allowing it to get overuntil all the bubbles stop.

Thank you for your very detailed reply! All in all a little less than feet. 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. Use of this site paracoed acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.


Bulllwhip 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. I use Popsicle sticks to hold it under, as parts of the whip might float or stick up out of the wax as I cram the entire whip in.

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I really like the way waxing makes the whip feel. Also meant to say that the whip will be very stiff when it cools, but a few cracks and it loosens right up. Too bad the colors are Steelers colors, haha!

Mine still look cheap. I only plan on making 1 whip for myself, but I guess that’s where it starts.

The knots at the transition each used about 2 ft and the heel knot used about 5 ft. It’s mainly decorative-another place to add distinction to the piece. I guess I could always make some candles or something with the leftover wax.

I’ll really gonna stop talking now. Basically, it is the first belly moved from parcaord the core to the exterior of the whip. Want to add to the discussion? I love your whips. 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.

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. Submit a new link. On some whips the handle is too long to fit easily in the pan so I have to just do part of the whip at a time.


I first saw it done on whips by Tyler Blake and figured out how to do it patacord reading Ron Edwards’ and Bruce Grant’s books on whip making and leather lacing. The handle is also 8 inches and I used 16 strands about 16″ long to bullwwhip the fancy plait.

I use it all the time. And it’s actually canary yellow and gold-the thong is chocolate brown. Every 4 or 5 whips I add a pound of paraffin to the pan. Hang the whip somewhere more or less straight until it cools. I was thinking about making one.

Log in or sign up in seconds. Submit a new text post. Bulllwhip a link to a blog post by someone that calls himself Mr. 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 Heat the wax to degrees Fahrenheit and put the whip in.

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