Ready Now Stuff!

On this page I list things that are already finished and ready to ship. Make sure you scroll down the page, because often I have more than one item on it. Yes, I plan to get some kind of eCommerce software going, but first I have to become an IT Guy! I’m working on it! :) In the meantime, here’s my email:

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Okay, here we go!

Whip accessories!

Personalized leather case for your extra crackers!

Personalized leather case for your extra crackers!

An extremely useful whip accessory, a case for your crackers! Each is made with veg tan tooling leather, hand cut, dyed, and stamped (optional, up to 4 letters), and each includes five (5) 8″ x 2″ bowstring crackers. Wallets are card sized, so you can also tuck your ID and/or credit cards inside for an on-the-go minimalist solution to staying organized when hauling the kitchen sink along with you just isn’t practical. Cracker cases are $25 each plus shipping, and include five spare crackers. If you’d like one personalized, simply send me an email (desert.minx@mojaveoutliers.com), and we’ll get the details sorted for you. (Note: Crackers all by themselves are 5 for $10 plus shipping–so you’re getting a pretty good deal by also getting the cracker case! Unless you already HAVE a cracker case, of course…there is that… 😉 )

Flip side of the cracker cases, showing the maker's mark and snap closure reinforced with a leather pull tab.

Flip side of the cracker cases, showing the maker’s mark and snap closure reinforced with a leather pull tab.

The Pocket Paddle, original design by Mojave Outliers. These are double ended: the narrow end are a sturdy pair of slappers, with a wet-formed thumpy shot loaded head (that roundy bit) at the other, for double duty! Hand cut, dyed, etc., from two layers of 7-8 oz veg tan leather, between 9.5″ and 10″ long, so it’ll fit nicely in your pocket or bag.

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Each weighs between 4.5 to 5.5 oz (I’m using #9 shot for these, as I was worried smaller shot might work its way out, although that’s highly doubtful). I even tested out a new stamp on one of them, a “scarab” stamp! These are $45 each, plus shipping. I have three Pocket Paddles in “Show Brown” and two in classic black, AND I have one in “Saddle Tan.” The tooled Saddle Tan Pocket Paddle already has a home, but if you’d like one like that, drop me an email. Tooled Pocket Paddles (stamped) are $70 each plus shipping.

Pocket Paddle pics!

Pocket Paddles in Saddle Tan! The tooled Pocket Paddle already has a home, but if you'd like one like it, just send me an email and we'll get you sorted (tooled Pocket Paddles are $70 each plus shippng).

Pocket Paddles in Saddle Tan! The tooled Pocket Paddle already has a home, but if you’d like one like it, just send me an email and we’ll get you sorted (tooled Pocket Paddles are $70 each plus shippng).

Detail showing the finished edges of the saddle tan Pocket Paddles.

Detail showing the finished edges of the saddle tan Pocket Paddles.

Pocket Paddles in "Show Brown" (top three) and black (bottom two).  Note the scarab stamp on the topmost show brown Pocket Paddle...

Pocket Paddles in “Show Brown” (top three) and black (bottom two). Note the scarab stamp on the topmost show brown Pocket Paddle…

Detail of the Scarab Beetle stamp in the show brown Pocket Paddle.

Detail of the Scarab Beetle stamp in the show brown Pocket Paddle.

Next, a rustic, biker style Cracker Wallet!

Biker style Cracker wallet with double dragon cherubim concho.

Biker style Cracker wallet with double dragon cherubim concho.

When you’re out in the field (or on scene) and your whip cracker goes flying off into the back of beyond, or becomes sodden with God-knows-what, or ties itself into an implacable Gordian knot, you won’t have to worry, because you’ve got your cracker kit with you, attractive and convenient! This, as mentioned, is modeled after the popular biker style wallet, and I picked it because it allows for a larger pair of hemostats (and just more room in general), which means a better quality of hemostats–important when you’re fiddling with crackers, especially if there’s a signal whip involved. These are completed first edition prototypes, and I’ve modified the original design slightly to allow an interior pocket for the harness needle/fid. The wallet is large enough that you can carry all your cracker essentials AND your ID, cash, cards, hanky, kitchen sink, etc. The leather is an off-cut pull-up oil tan cowhide on the shell, and the interior is roan veg tan kangaroo leather, one is topped off with a double Dragon concho snap closure, and the other sports a Celtic knot motif. As these ARE first run editions, there are imperfections, so these are being offered up at a price that reflects this. Price is $125 each plus shipping (price is for wallet ONLY).

Interior of the Dragon Cherubim Cracker Wallet.

Interior of the Dragon Cherubim Cracker Wallet.

Detail of what the inside might look like once it's inhabited!  Please note that the CONTENTS shown here are NOT included with the wallet.

Detail of what the inside might look like once it’s inhabited! Please note that the CONTENTS shown here are NOT included with the wallet.

Close up of the Dragon Cherubim concho.

Close up of the Dragon Cherubim concho.

Again, the biker style Cracker Wallet is $85 smackers plus shipping. Simply send me an email at desert.minx@mojaveoutliers.com if you’re interested, or have questions or comments!

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(SOLD!) 3ft 12 plait Budget Boudoir Mini Signal Whip, Navy Blue & Whiskey!

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(SOLD!) A 3ft 12 plait Budget Boudoir mini signal whip in navy blue & whiskey kangaroo leather! 5.25″ steel core handle, shot loaded core, 24″ tapered black latigo fall, and THIS one has the coveted B50 Dacron bowstring for the cracker (as you may or may not know, you can’t GET B50 Dacron bowstring anymore, as the company that made it went out of business). Topped with a whiskey kangaroo leather pineapple heel knot & matching bolster. $220 smackers plus shipping! Simply send me an email if you’re interested, or have questions or comments!

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Enjoy!

DM

Interested Parties List (aka custom orders) for Kangaroo Leather Whips

Interested Parties List Mojave Outliers Whipmakers

Update as of September 7, 2021: I have RESUMED accepting custom orders, but on a provisional basis. If you’d like a custom build that is “regular,” i.e., 16 plait or less, no spiral plaiting, and 6ft long or less, then hit me up! Anything longer or more complex, I gotta wait: I’m still dealing with a bout of “trigger finger” in the ring finger of my right hand, so speed in the shop has dropped a bit, gotta compensate for that till I heal up a bit. Also, on the spec whips side of things, I’m not building ANY Teacup whips, since they require a lot of tiny motor movement which is particularly aggravating to my finger injury. In the meantime, go ahead and read below for details on how the custom order queue, or the “Interested Parties” list usually works:

I’ve invented what I call my “Interested Parties” list. On this list I take down your contact information and a description of the whip you’d like me to build for you. Then, when I’m ready to start your build, I contact you to find out if you’re still interested. No money changes hands, and in the meantime, you’re free to shop with other whip makers if you like. Once I’ve completed your build, THEN I will send you a PayPal invoice.

In other words, it doesn’t cost you anything to get on the Interested Parties list.

In my shop, I frequently combine smaller builds with larger more complicated builds–I work on them concurrently– because this helps me even out the work flow in the shop. The idea behind the “Interested Parties” list is to keep us both flexible. I need to be able to control my work flow, and naturally you need to control your cash flow, so not having a debt between us until I’m ready to ship seems to me the best way to go. What this translates to is that if you’re on my “Interested Parties” list, that doesn’t mean there’s a contract between us such that I’m going to build your whip by a specific date, it just means that I’ll check that list FIRST before I do my next build. The advantage to you is that you’re not out a bunch of cash at the outset, and you’re not “locked in” to your purchase with me–you can shop if you like, as I said above. Another advantage is that you can plan your finances over a period of time–many of my clients use their time in the queue to save up.

My queue turn around varies significantly, anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 months, and the reason is the type of builds I get varies enormously (also, things tend to swell up around holidays). If you tell me what sort of build you’re after, then at that time I can give you a better idea of how long it will take me.

Naturally if you have questions about this, send me an email at desert.minx@mojaveoutliers.com. And if you’d like to place a custom order, why, then send me an email at desert.minx@mojaveoutliers.com, and we’ll get your details sorted!

My email address, for your convenience: desert.minx@mojaveoutliers.com

All the best,

Thea, aka Desert Minx

Mojave Outliers Whipmakers (MojO)