Sunday, April 29, 2007

Recap: MBS Sunday Brunch for Apr 29

Our final brunch in April examined homemade spanking implements. Here are your thoughts and experiences:

Mike: Yes, we have a few homemade implements. I'm a novice woodworker (bookcases, toy boxes, a bench, etc) and pretty handy around the house. So while working on some projects, my mind naturally wandered to the spanking realm.

My favorite is a small, hairbrush shaped paddle with a longer than normal handle. It’s basically a medium-sized hairbrush that looks as though the handle was stretched. The interesting part is that one side is flat, while the other side is rounded like the back of a spoon. I came up with it after we played with a spoon, and I really liked the results.

I also created a couple of paddles. One is a long ruler paddle made of white oak. It's got some weight, so it delivers a good thump.

PK: Nick actually started making spanking toys very soon after I came out to him. He made a beautiful paddle, complete with varnish. It's pretty big and a little scary, but I love it because he made it. He also braided some leather shoe laces and attached then to a dowel rod for a version of a flogger. It’s very stingy, but quiet. He also made a larger one with some strips of leather he had. He made me a crop early on. He used the frame of a metal flyswatter wrapped in leather and a leather flap at the end. He hasn't made anything lately, but I hope he will. Homemade spanking toys are truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Anon VII: I made us a broadsword that rivals Bonnie's MOAP. It's over half an inch thick, more than 24" long, and made of oak. It is over 4" wide at its business end and tapers to a little over 2" just above the grip, which I reinforced with metal straps to keep it from breaking. In the edge of the business end, I drilled two holes each about 2" deep and dropped long fishing weights into each hole, then capped the holes with dowel plugs epoxied into place.

The distribution of the paddle's mass (towards the outer end) produces tremendous momentum. The fishing weights float loosely in their holes. The forward swing drives them toward the back (non-swatting) surface of the paddle, but then on impact the weights snap forward, working with the momentum generated by the massive business end to give a tremendous wallop from only modest effort. The speed of the blow, with the width of the blade, produces a huge explosion on impact.

We use this one only occasionally for tension relief, and only through her jeans, Capri pants, or shorts. A mere one swat produces a vicious burn. Only two or three swats can draw tears, leave her tension thoroughly relieved, and leave her sporting two bright red cheeks with white impact points in their centres. Three swats, even when administered with a measure of restraint, have on occasion glued her panties to the skin. This one is no toy!

Anon #1: I've made a number of paddles. My favorite one was heart shaped. It had my wife's name engraved and would leave letters mark in the skin. I have also made a number with drilled holes that really hurt. I am always trying different woods and made a heavy one out of IPE from the Amazon that gets your attention.

Southern Angel: JD and I own so many toys, but none are home-made. But now I am motivated to make a toy. :) I'm not a woodworker so we will have to see what I think up.

Tigger: Yes, we do! My hubby made a heart-shaped paddle out of wood for me, and I love it! And yes, it's very effective!

Xandra: I didn't want to spend $150 for a suede flogger I saw online. I thought I could make one a lot cheaper and made 2 floggers years ago. One is 15 inches long one with a 4 1/2 inch braided handle and 10 inch strands. The other is 22 inches long with a 5 inch wrapped leather handle and 16 1/2 inch strands.

I used 1/8 inch thick suede so one side is soft leather. I folded the strands in half and braided them forming the handle and finished it with a strand of suede wrapped for an inch. They can be used gently all over the body producing a very relaxing and erotic sensation. Yummy! Or you could use then hard - we don't - like a whip.

Hugh used the long one on me last night (as part of a warm-up massage before spanking and sex) and this morning after S&S as a soothing treat.

Greenwoman: Yes! Years ago, I made a flogger out of a deer hoof (handle), leather shoe laces (falls, copper wire (holds laces to the hoof) and moose hide (covers the copper wire and finishes the end of the hoof). It's rather lovely. I've put up a picture of it on Honestly Speaking today. It's really enjoyable to read what others have made. Great question!

Anon #2: Given a jig saw and some half-inch plywood, I can make all sorts of fun paddles. If you cut the blade into a six inch circle with a two inch hole in the middle and then aim for the centre of each cheek, you end up with a glowing ring on each side. If you cut the blade into a large X, you get just that on her bottom. If you draw round your own hand, and then cut it out, you get a wooden spanking hand that is most effective and saves the wear on the real thing. There are plenty more possibilities!

Funny Brat Girl: Being an avid spankee in the scene for the last 5+ years, I've had many play partners who had homemade spanking implements. But then one day, one of my play partners was saying how he could never find a quality wood paddle. So, being ever so helpful and knowing that my dad loves working with wood, I asked him to craft one for me. Yeah, I kinda had to give a full blown explanation and all, but in the *end* he crafted a very nice paddle out of oak. The next thing I knew he was making ALL kinds of paddles. LOL! He made all different sizes, and colors from blonde to deep dark cherry. YIKES! I think I created a monster of a paddlemaker! LOL!!

At any rate, we started Whack Me Paddles, and so far, we've done pretty well.

Betina: We have a few homemade implements, and funny enough, I'm the crafty one, so I made them.

We have one thin (about 6 mm or 1/4" thick) oval paddle and the same model at 12 mm (about 1/2") thick. They are made from hardwood plywood that is cut out and then varnished to a smooth finish. We do not use them that often but they can be quite effective or erotic depending on use.

The latest implement I made was a leather strap. I found an old wide leather belt in a recycle store (about 2 inches wide). I cut it to a length where it's about 16 inches (doubled) and then made a thinner piece that was doubled from the handle end with a D-ring for hanging. The handle end was glued and fastened with two chicago screws. All edges were rounded and smoothed. It looks much like the Corporal Punishment Ruler Paddle from the London Tanners, except it's a doubled strap. The length is good for OTK as well as other positions.

It's a very special feeling to make a spanking implement that you know is sooner or later going to warm your bottom. With all the implements I had to work up the guts to give them to my husband. But I'm glad I did.

Edward: When Lisa first asked me about spanking, I made a paddle for her out of pine. It's 12" x 3" x 1/2 inch thick. Depending upon how much force is used, it can be intense fun or I can get her to cry within a few swats. Since then, we have bought all of the other toys we have.

Texas Spanko Girl: We don't have any homemade implements, but D has talked about making some. As we both live in apartments right now, he doesn't have a place to do any woodworking. I suspect that when we eventually move into a house together he'll make some nice things!

Carye: We don't have any homemade implements. However, some household items have been used because they were handy. I would love it if Papa Shrek made some spanking toys! That would be really, really cool!

Bonnie: We have several wooden paddles that were crafted by Randy. He enjoys selecting different woods, shapes, and dimensions and then gauging the effectiveness by paddling me. I refer to this part of his implement collection as “the lumberyard.”

As much as he enjoys his woodworking experiments, Randy is fonder still of finding new uses for previously vanilla objects. Many are ineffective, but every once in a while, he finds something surprisingly ouchie. Last week, it was the lid to a storage container. Who knew?

Jigsaw Analogy: Well, I'm crafty, but not so much with wood.

Back in the day, I learned how to make various floggers as part of a fund raiser for the Lesbian Avengers. My personal favorite was the plaid flannel one, although the lace one actually had a nice sting to it.

I've also made the evil loopy toy (stereo cord, split into separate strands, bound with duct tape). I keep meaning to play around with making a duct tape tawse, as well.

I think there are other things I've made, but those are the ones that pop into my head.

Teresa: Yes, we use the rod that opens and shuts the mini-blinds. It is a painful and effective tool that I have experienced. It is only used for punishments and it stings like crazy. It leaves welts, stripes and knots. I think it is more painful than a switch. I guess it is like a lexon cane.

Thank you all for participating! I hope to see you here again next week for another enjoyable spanko discussion.

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Anonymous said...

Great reading, Bonnie!!!


Anonymous said...

Oooh I wish I had seen this in time... most of our implements are home made. Some I really like, some are truly evil.

miss kitty

Reesa Roberts said...

Hi, Bonnie, thanks for posting this most enlightening question! There are so many creative people here - a real eye-opener!


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