The plaited kangaroo stockwhip is a prized posession amongst whipmakers and Australian stockmen.
A top quality whip takes a long time to make, and because of this it can be expensive. With this book you should be able to make your own kangaroo stockwhip for a fraction of the cost of a purchased one made by a good whipmaker.
If you have never made a whip before, you may be better off starting with Whipmaking Book One. The kangaroo stockwhip is a complicated item, because the strands you plait are finer than cowhide whips, and these are plaited over a four plait whip, so it is two whips in one.
Plain instructions on how to make a 4 and 6 plait redhide or greenhide whip, the common stockwhip of the bush. Each step is clearly illustrated, how to form the belly, plait the whip, attach the fall and cracker and make the handle. Diagrams for 6,8, and 12 plaits are also illustrated.
Not intended for beginners but for those who can make a plain whip and now want to work some patterns into the handle. Most of the designs are for 12 to 16 strands but will adapt to a greater number of strands once some skill has been gained.
Plait a name in a whip in the traditional method. Also explains how to do chain braid, sawtooth braid, 8 strand center weave, Lee's plait, repairing a broken whip or keeper, and a tying hitch for a whip.
By Sydney H. Ray. Edited and illustrated by Ron Edwards. The only available dictionary of Eastern and Western Island languages. Drawn from Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres…