Category Archives: video

Whip Basics Ring of Trust

I am honored to be among the 1st group of whipmakers included of the Whip Basics Ring of Trust.

In the following video, Robby Amper discusses why he created the group.


Tying on a Cow Whip Handle

My method of tying on a cow whip handle. I get questions in this because it’s something I left out of my whipmaking DVD. I hope it helps.

Whipmaking DVD Sale: $17.00

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Whip Making Tutorial Introduction Free on Youtube

I’ve just made the first section of my whip making tutorial available publicly on Youtube for the first time.  It’s my introduction all the way through making a keeper and adding weight for the belly.  The rest of the tutorial is available on DVD, for sale at

RK t-Shirt on Iraqveteran8888 Channel

I recently sent a shirt to Eric who runs one of my favorite Youtube channels and he was gracious enough to wear it in a very important video message about gun safety.

Check the other great videos they have as well.

Florida Cowboys: Keepers of The Last Frontier

A short video on my heritage and the culture that inspired me to make cow whips in the first place.

Long live the Florida Cracker!

Respect Outdoors Trip

Cordell and I just returned from a father/son fan appreciation trip complements of the Respect Outdoors TV show that airs on The Sportsman Channel. Host Robert Arrington took us on an amazing trip to Panama City, FL. where we got to check out the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base.

The next 2 days we spent fishing Red Snapper and Amberjack fishing 40 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert has fished all over the world and says that he’s never seen such great fishing. The Leveral family of Family Tradition Charters in Panama City put us on some great fishing action. The trip was being filmed and will appear on an upcoming episode of Respect Outdoors.

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I first became acquainted with Robert a couple of years ago when he contacted me about purchasing a 12ft cow whip. If you watch his show regularly, you can sometimes see Robert cracking  the whip I made for him. Below is some fun footage I took of Robert Arrington cracking one of Cordell’s cow whips on the stern of the fishing boat “Best Bet.”

It’s not often opportunities like this come along. I really appreciate Robert Arrington for selecting Cordell and I for this trip. We had a great time, ate some great seafood, caught some nice fish, made new friends, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Contact information for Family Tradition Charters:

Capt. Leveral Raffield



Whipmaking DVD Sale!

On the heels of my last post about why my DVDs cost so much, I’m now announcing that from now until 20 March 2011, my whipmaking DVDs are on sale for $67.00!

That’s a savings of $18.00 off my normal price.

This price includes shipping to U.S. addresses.

If you’ve been sitting back waiting to order, now is the time to order and save money!

To order, email me at Rhettswhips@

All DVDs will come with a 3.5ft piece  of  the  3/8″ inch “sinker cord” that is used for weighting the whips. This cord is the one thing I use in the video that isn’t commonly sold by all paracord suppliers.

People from all over the world have used my DVDs to get started making their own nylon whips. Don’t miss out!

Economy Tough? Learn to Make Whips!

The economy is tough for lots of people now. Many have been laid off or face having their job cut. What will happen when gasoline prices go back to over $4.00/ gallon? Now is not the time to look to government to fix things. It’s time to take action. Learn new skills. Create opportunities for yourself by finding ways to make additional income from various sources so that you don’t have to reply solely upon your employer -or a government check if that fails.

You probably already know where I am going with this, and you would be correct. Investing some money and time in learning to make whips can be one way you can earn some extra cash in these uncertain times. My whipmaking DVD can help you do that.

In the last 10 years, I’ve seen this happen many times with people who never had any intention of making whips for profit. I’ve lost count of all the people over the years who emailed me wanting help with whipmaking. Most tell me they have no intention of selling whips,  then later the same people would emailed me saying they were selling whips because they had so many people offering to buy them.

Having my Cow Whip Tutorial DVDs cuts down on the learning curve. Using it, you can start producing quality whips much more quickly than if you try to figure it out on your own. Many of my DVD customers are already doing it. One of my customers having great success is Vernon Wilson from Oklahoma.  He has sold many whips locally and now has one on eBay. The money he invested in the DVDs and supplies is already paying rewards. Once he gets a website going, I am certain he will see even more orders.

I don’t want to make you think it’s going to be easy. You just don’t buy the DVD and magically start selling whips. Before you can even use my DVDs you will need to learn how to plait. It takes time, patience, and hard work. But if you’re dedicated and persevere, you can do it. Once you get proficient at making whips, people you wouldn’t even suspect will want to by whips once they know you can make them. And of course, I am always happy to help out those who buy my DVDs and start turning out nice whips.

If you’re interested in learning to make your own Florida cow whips, send me an email at rhettswhips @ yahoo .com. The price for the 2 DVD set is $85.00 and that includes shipping to U.S. addresses.

Happy plaiting!


Whip Repair Video

The video below shows the steps I go through in repairing cow whips that people send to me. I don’t know who made the whip originally, but it was sent to me from someone in Georgia and as I was looking through my blog archives and realized this whip was probably made by whoever made the one featured in this article that was sent to me from Oklahoma. Whipmakers normally have their own signature styles and ways of doing things. In this instance, the handles look similar and the bellies were both made by taping cords together and instead of being plaited. This all leads me to believe these whips were made by the same person and I just happened to be the guy selected to fix them up. The one in the video was in much worse shape than its sibling.

The video starts out very blurry, but gets better after a couple of minutes and I am sorry for that. I had the camera on the wrong setting and didn’t know it until it was too late to go back.

If you have a cow whip that looks like this and need it repaired. I typically do these for around $35-45 depending on the damage. I don’t care who originally made it, if I can fix it and make it better, I’d be happy to do it.

Rhett Kelley