Monday, October 4, 2010
Home Made Flogger for Under $15
While we bought a decent crop online for a reasonable price, we discovered good floggers can be pricey. We may choose to splurge on a custom flogger down the road, but we certainly didn't want to wait that long before adding this sort of toy to our own toy box, so we decided we try our hand at making a flogger. Here's how we did it.
1. Suede leather skirt or coat. J scoured the local ValuVillage and picked up a second hand woman's suede skirt, about 24 inches long for $9.99.
2. Wooden spoon or dowel for the core of the flogger handle. J chose a wooden spoon we already had at home. You can pick these up at the dollar store for a buck or two. Be sure to get one with a decently heavy handle.
3. One roll of hockey tape to secure the falls to the handle and to build up the handle. ($2.00)
4. Finial from an old curtain rod to attach to the handle end as a counterweight. We had one in the basement. Scrounge around your own house or check with a friend or neighbour. This is the sort of thing that gets tossed out on neighbourhood cleanups. You might score one for free. Or you can try making your own counterweight to attach to the handle.
Step 1: The skirt was chosen on the basis that it was made with few small pieces of leather. J wanted to cut the falls for the flogger from a single piece to avoid having seams in the falls. First, J cut the skirt apart at the side seams and trimmed off any bands and stitching, leaving smooth continuous pieces of leather. (There is enough leather left over to make a second flogger!)
And voila - one home-made flogger ready for testing for under $15!