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How to make your very own, easy, inexpensive, eco friendly, very alternative flogger. A product suitable for vegan use made only using 2 used bike inner tubes! No adhesive necessary!
 
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Step 1: Step 1 - Materials

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As this was the first time making, I over estimated a little with 3 inner tubes. You can use 3 or 4 depending on how long or big you want it but for a total length of 45cm 2 inner tubes is ideal.

so for a 45cm flogger you will need:
- 2 standard adult size inner tubes
- scissors
- scalpel
- ruler
- pen

you can do the whole thing with just a good pair of scissors if you don't have the scalpel

Step 2: Step 2 - Measuring & Cutting

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For a 45cm flog we need to double the length in order for it to be easy to make and for a good finnish, so....

- First measure 30cm from just where the valve ends and mark with a pen
- Then from the mark measure 15cm (this is roughly the length you want for the handle)
- Measure another 15cm from the previous mark
- And then 30cm from the last mark.

so you should have markings that look something like this 

0cm                                30cm           45cm            60cm                             75cm
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cut                                                                                                                      cut

Make a cut through the whole inner tube at the end markings only using scissors or scalpel and ruler.

Repeat this step for the other half of the remaining inner tube and for the 2nd inner tube.

Step 3: Step 3 - Assembly

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Now the next few stages are the trickiest and will require some patience but trust me you will get it.

- First find the middle of each strip and fold in half.
- You can use a metal ring or keyring to thread them through and you will have a nice loop for hanging but its not necessary but it does  make it a bit easier to handle.
- Repeat for all 4 lengths and hold tightly together. If you want to temporarily fix them use a rubber band, hair band, string or anything handy.
Nice instructable.. I had problems with the valve wrap section but I improvised and it was all cool! I added some old picture hanging wire I found lying around the house. I tucked the wire in under the valve wrap, 3 wraps in total. At the handle end, mid point on the "flat" of the handle, and the 2nd was from midpoint on the "edge". Both running same direction. The 3rd was from the flogger end, again tucked under the valve wrap and running in the opposite direction.
I'm thinking of making my next with skateboard grip type ends to the flog..... Bitey! ;)
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can this be made available as a pdf at all? LOVE it....and I know a couple others that will too :D

crapsoup2 years ago
thanks man, I've been looking for a good way to flog those eco vegans. lets see them hug my tree while eating sprouts now!!!
caitlinsdad2 years ago
So from your title, this is for flogging vegans that refuse to finish eating their meats on the dinner plate? or Eco Vegans making this a "hipster whip"?
fishy_fetish (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago
Haha well to write Eco friendly flogger, vegan product made from recycled inner tubes is a bit of a mouth full. Can you honestly say thats what you think its for? or are you just trying to justify fault with a title that is pretty obvious. Its pretty well explained in the intro. I mean if you want to use it to flog vegans that refuse to eat meat products (because you came up with that idea) then i'm sorry i cant support it.
You just need to team up with this guy.
fishy_fetish (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago

I actually don't need to do anything if i'm perfectly honest
fishy_fetish (author)  fishy_fetish2 years ago
you should check this person, they made something useful

http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-harness-hot-things-to-do-with-old-bike-t/

Kiteman2 years ago
Very well-documented first Instructable.

I won't be following it personally, but I'm sure other people will find it useful.
fishy_fetish (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Cheers mate, thanks for the comment.