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Build your own Rope Flogger

Build Your Own Rope Flogger

The materials

Ten feet of 1/2 or 3/8 inch laid (twisted) nylon rope are used to make this flogger. 

Approximately 6 feet of a small-diameter rope or string are used to make the handle. 

The handle material should be soft enough to be comfortable in the hand while using the flogger.


Gathering the coils

Starting with one end of the nylon rope in one hand, make three coils, with the free end of the rope hanging down to the bottom of the coils.


Gathering  the rope ends

Grab and hold the three coils and end that are in your hand. 

This will be your handle.


Starting the handle

You will whip the handle with the small string to make the handle. 

Start by laying a 6-inch loop along the gathered coils in your hand, then start wrapping the string around the coils from near the end of the string towards the loop, pulling tight after every wrap.


Whipping the handle

Continue whipping towards the loop until you have almost covered it with wraps.


Securing the whipping

Stick the end of the string you are working with through the loop, and pull on the other end of the string so it buries the loop and pulls the free end under the handle strings.


Trimming the whipping

Cut the ends of the whipping string off close to where they disappear under the handle wraps.


Cutting the tails

Cut the 3 coils of rope at the end away from the handle.


Spreading the tails

Unlay (unravel) the cut ends of the rope up to the handle. 

Different amounts of unraveling will have different effects.


Decision time

You can leave the three strands that made up the rope intact, or unravel them as well for a finer, softer tail.


Completed coarse flogger

This flogger is easier to control. It will be hard to keep the ends from unraveling further though. 

Perhaps knots in the ends might help? 

If you burned the ends of the rope it would make tiny nasty hard bits at the end of each tail.


Separating the strands

It is a lot of work to unravel the entire rope, but produces a very soft, attractive implement.


Finished fine flogger

Ladyfish likes this one a lot.


Another finished flogger

The final result is longer than the original rope coils. 

This short one is nice to use in confined spaces, and doesn't make a lot of noise. 

I like this flogger because I can put a lot of energy into it without damaging the recipient.