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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

Whip Making DVD Available at!!

I should have done this long before now, but I am happy to announce that is carrying my whip making DVDs!

Ubraidit has been a leading promoter of the art of braiding as well as the do-it-yourself spirit that it takes to make whips and other braided goods for many years now. In light of that, I figured it only made sense to contact them about carrying my whipmaking DVD. After reviewing the production, Ubraidit decided to stock the videos.

What makes it Ubraidit such a good source of my nylon whipmaking DVD is that you can obtain nearly all the supplies you need right from their website instead of having to shop around all over the web. Also, Ubraidit is known for its friendly customer service.

So now you have two sources for the video: direct from myself, or from Either route you choose will make me happy!

Until next time,


Whipmaking DVD Results: Noah’s Whips

I want to show some of pictures of the whips made by Noah A., one of my long time whip customers who recently got a copy of my whip making DVD.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

I thought I would give you a little feed back on your DVD.  I found the detail where to drop certain strands and plaiting in a odd number of strands very useful.  As I had been just waiting for the strands to start to bunch up before dropping two strands at the same time, always ending up with a  lump and gaps in my thong. It was quite frustrating, so your video was a huge help in that regard.

Here’s the Florida  Cow Whip that Noah made:

Now, some people think that because my DVD doesn’t specifically deal with bullwhips, then it is not useful for making bullwhips. That’s not a correct assumption. Most of the techniques I teach in regards to plaiting and dropping strands are exactly what I do with my bullwhips. Using Ron Edwards’ book and some other online tutorials, it’s not too hard to go from cow whips to bullwhips. So far, I have had a number of people to make bullwhips using my DVD combined with a the other resources. (And yes, there is a bullwhip making video in the works, but I do not have a targeted release date yet!)

Here’s Noah’s bullwhip:

Noah tells me he figured out how to make the bullwhip using the DVD and by studying the 6ft bullwhip I sold him last year. It looks to me like he’s done a really nice job.

There was time as a whipmaker that I saw other upstart whipmakers as a threat to my business and I would’ve never thought of giving out as much information as I do on my DVDs. After a decade online, I’ve come to a place where I know I cannot possibly make all the whip orders that come my way and I need other whipmakers to help me out. It actually makes me happy to see people being able to make nice whips using my DVDs.

For many of my DVD customers, they have already been able to sell some whips and pay for the investments they made in the DVD and whip making supplies! These folks didn’t just buy a “how-to video,” they invested in a rewarding hobby that will more than pay for itself in a short period of time.

If you’re interested in making whips for yourself or for profit, I encourage you to get a copy of my Florida Cow Whip Tutorial DVD today!

Email me at for more information.

To order, send $85.00 via Paypal to Rhettswhips @ or you can send a check or money order to me at:

Rhett Kelley
P O Box 261
Stillmore, GA. 30464



DVD Customer’s First Whips!

I have been meaning to share some pics and feedback on my whipmaking DVD, but I just haven’t had time. I’m going to try to get some up as I find the time. I have been getting some great feedback from folks that have bought the DVD.

Here’s a youtube video that one of my DVD customers made showing off the first two whips he made. Over the years I’ve seen lots of “first whips,” but I’ve been very impressed with how well my customers have been doing using my DVDs. Robert here has done a great job applying what I teach and I am very impressed with what he has done using my whipmaking tutorial DVDs.


Whipmaking DVDs For Vets

Now through the end of January, your purchase of my whipmaking DVDs will help a good cause.

If you purchase one of my Florida Cow Whip Tutorial DVDs, not only will you receive a copy in the mail, but I will also send your copy to the DVDs 4 Vets charity to be given to a interested veteran recovering in one of the military or V.A. hospitals across the nation.

I have contacted DVDs 4 Vets and they are interested in receiving my videos and said they can put one in each shipment that goes out so it can be given to a veteran interested in learning a new hobby who is currently recovering from injuries sustained serving our country.

If you would like to purchase a DVD for yourself and help a veteran at the same time, please send me an email at for details on how to order.