Re nailing the handle
Anyone who read the last post in this series will remember that I was not too happy with the brass coloured nails on the handle (first photo). two of these where repositioned and a second row was put in for visual effect. As can be seen in the second photo, it is a big improvement.
the new pride and joy is finished and a nice clean bucket has been found for its first introduction to water. I did try a couple of swings at my back with the flogger in its ‘never been in water’ state, it was incredibly lightweight, I could hardly feel it, in this state it may be a good toy for those who are into psychological play rather than real pain play.
The bucket was filled to the correct level with tap water, the flogger was tied into its wetting position and the stand, with the flogger attached, was lowered into the bucket. The tails where not prodded and poked into the water but allowed to absorb the water in their own time. The flogger took about an hour and a half to soak fully.
The tails of the flogger where then squeezed out as dry as they could be and more strokes where applied. In this state the flogger is still very thumpy although not as much as before and has a strange after effect of leaving a little stingy sensation, where it has landed, that happens a couple of seconds after impact. The area of impact is still cooled by the water. The tails did not tangle when used in this state. next the flogger was left to dry out for a couple of hours until it was in a state of not really dry or wet but more slightly damp. A few strokes where applied in this state and it was found to be surprisingly like a dry leather flogger complete with heating effect.
Chamois leather tends to become stiff after it has been wet and then dried, so the flogger was first put into the water in its drying position, on the stand, until the ends of the tails had become flexible and was then re tied into its normal position for soaking. this time the flogger was fully saturated with water after less than ten minutes. The same testing sequence as before was repeated and the impact and after effects found to be the same as before. There was no problems with the tails tangling this time.
Conclusion – This is a very effective toy that can produce two types of thumpy cold impact, that are different from a dry flogger and one effect that is similar to a dry leather flogger, depending on how wet it is. I am very happy with it.
Chamois leather – 3.95 Euros.
Strong camping binding material strip – 3.31 Euros for 2 meters.
Cloth binding used to decorate the cloth binding and cord – 0.50 Euros for five meters.
Brass coloured decorative nails – 2 boxes at 1.37 Euros per box, total 2.74 Euros.
Screw in metal loop – 1.37 Euros for a box of six, so the cost for one is 0.23 Euros.
Marine varnish – For the sake of argument we will say 0.50 Euros worth was used.
Some small nails – again for sake of argument 0.5o Euros.
Glue – lets say it was about 1.00 Euros worth.
Metal stand – 2.75 Euros.
A beer for the mate who let me borrow his belt sander – 1.50 Euros
For just under 17 Euros I have a toy, that try as I might, I have not been able to find any where for sale, that has a unique and special impact effect. The toy looks nice, I particularly like the brown, brass, fawn colour combination and it has its own stand. So in conclusion I am a very happy bunny. All I need now is a hot summers day, a beautiful ice cold stream several miles from prying eyes and a woman with a strong arm and an accurate swing.
P.S. If anyone else has ever made anything similar I would be very interested in hearing about it.