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About 4 years ago, I thought I wanted to get into making leather whips and I started accumulating some things. Having already established my name widely as a maker of nylon whips, I soon found that I would just never have the time to pursue making leather whips because I’m always so backlogged with orders. I am now selling off the remaining supplies I had in order to reinvest the money in my apiary in order to fulfill my plans for moving into beekeeping as my full time profession.
The items I’m selling:
1. Dene Williams Handheld Leather Splitter:
This leather splitter was made in Australia. I bought it directly from Dene Williams himself. These sell new for $165.00 –if you can find them! As I understand, Mr. Williams has not made any in a while and won’t be making any more until sometime after the start of 2014. That means supplies are limited. I used it for probably for a grand total of 30 minutes splitting some lace and I haven’t touched it since. It has been sitting out on my work bench gathering dust in the shed. If you want to get one of these coveted leather splitters now rather than later, this is your chance.
2. David Morgan lace cutter.
These are readily available from David Morgan. This was a gift from another whipmaker and I hate to sell it just because of that, but I have no need of it and I’m tossing it in…
3. R.M. Williams Lace Cutter:
This is a very common lace cutter in most leather whip shops. I cannot remember where I got it, but it was lightly used as well. Will need new blades. Tossing it in too.
4. Kip hide from the UK
This piece of kip came from the UK. It’s about 1.7mm thick and I put the yard stick in the photo to give you an idea of the size. I cut a good bit off of it in a circular fashion to make some lace for a cow whip I was making so this is mostly the center part of the hide.It has some stains and such, but I’m not a “leather guy” so that’s about all I know.
5. Black Deer Leather from Australia
I got this piece from Simon Martin. It’s roughly 1.7mm or so thick (estimated) and Simon said the shoulders had been cut off and sold before I got it from him. All I really know for sure is that it’s black, deer, and it came from Oz. Again, not a “leather guy” so that’s about all I can say. Selling it as-is and the yard stick is in the picture to give you an idea of how large it is.
So there you have it. Win this auction and you will have purchased what remains of Rhett Kelley’s short lived experiment in making leather whips.
Rest assured, your purchase price (after eBay and Paypal fees) will go to support a good cause: Supporting the bees of Kelley Honeybee Farm!