In this instructable, I will be teaching you how to make a paracord snake whip. Snake whips are easy to make and even more fun to play with. Whips have many purposes like self defense, hunting, and most of all recreation. PLEASE NOTE: WHIPS AREN'T TOYS AND SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION. EYE PROTECTION RECOMENDED. Enjoy!
Step 1: Supplies....
For this instructable you will need..
>parcord, one 5 foot section, one 15 foot section and two sectios of pararcord, 6 foot of cord for every foot of the whip. I am making a special 9 foot whip but about 5 foot is average.
>measuring tape or any other way to measure paracord by the foot
>electrical tape, at least 1 roll
>lighter or small torch
>rope that has a core, thicker than paracord, but not too thick
Step 2: Shot Loading
BBs are to really get enough mommentum in the whip to easily crack it. It isn't vital, but pretty handy. Take the metal BBs and insert them into the rope. Tie a loose knot in the middle of the ripe and fill BBs up to middle. This may take some time, but get a tablet or phone or tv and watch a movie. It helps....
After you have filled up the cord with BBs, tie a firm knit at the end. Undo the knot in the middle and wrap it a couple of times around with electrical tape so the BBs are tight together and won't come out of the other side.
Step 3: Core First Layer and Handle....
Now, we need to make the fist core layer. All you need to do is just wrap the whole whip in electrical tape VERY tight to make the whip a bit stiff. Now, start back up at the butt of the whip and wrap an extra layer. this will make for a stiffer handle.
Step 4: First Belly
First, measure out two 10ft. sections. Next, grab the white strands inside the paracord and pull it out. Toss is to the side, and keep the two paracord outside. you will use those to weave.