The Scourge is not only a tool of the shepherd, but also a decorative element in the house, about which many only dream.
Anyone can splice a whip, and moreover - this is quite an exciting activity, which can become a hobby in the future.
Prepare rawhide (not tanned skin), soak it with fat.
Make a cut for the lower kneeTheir material. The width of the strips should be 4-6 mm. Strips are best done as long as possible. For this, you can cut it in a spiral or diagonal. Mark a piece of rawhide strip, equal to the total width of all strips for the whip.
Mark the desired number of bands of the same width. At the same time, you should retreat 10 cm from the end of the rawhide to fix the whip.
Cut the marked strips along the lines. Divide equal amounts of strips in different directions in each side for ease of weaving.
Now take an equal number of strips from one side and the other and move in the direction of the arrow. In this case, all the strips should lie symmetrically and evenly, without twisting themselves.
Form the knee by inserting a conicalThe liner is also made of rawhide. Increase the diameter of the knee, stopping the increase 5-7 cm before the loop loop. Next, continue the weave without the liner on the rest of the plot.
Pass a section without a liner into the connectingRing and bend it so that a loop is formed in which your ring "walks" freely. For the above method, braid the remainder of the knee without a knee.
Fix the protruding ends, dragging them between the strips on the thickening. Trim the ends, cutting them in the form of fringe.
Begin the weaving of the following knees. In this case, consider that each next knee should be thicker than the previous one. To do this, weaving should be done not from four, but from six or more strips. All actions occur in the same way as the weaving of the previous knee (one strip in front of the other and so on in a circle). Do not forget, after completing knitting, to make sure that the knee is not thinner than the rest of the end of the final loop, and the initial loop of the previous knee is no thicker than the next.
The final stage of production will be a whip, which is attached to the last knee of the whip and whip.
Make from several pieces by splicing the whip (from the same rawhide), attach it to the last knee.
Start making the whip. To do this, take a small suitable for the thickness of the stick and attach it to the belt part of the whip. On the stick with a knife, you can make several cuts or sharpen it on a special machine for greater beauty and grace.
Saturate the whip with varnish. Cut a strip of thick rawhide with a size of 200 × 30 mm. Fold both edges of the strip in the form of the letter "C".
Pass the strip into the ring of the very last oneOf the knee. Fold in half so that one end of the strip is slightly longer than the other. Next, make a hole in the whip corresponding to the thickness of the strip. Install the belt part into it.
Nail the belt part to the whip with small studs. Dry the whip. Now you can use it for the purpose (for grazing cattle) or decorate it with interiors of houses, apartments, baths and offices.