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WOW the guy who ordered that must have been mushing dogs. Very cool whip don't think I have seen a cow whip that long before.

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So much inspiration in one thread! Some gorgeous pieces here Rhett. My fingers are itching to get building a new whip but I have to wait for funds to buy cord and the Encyclopaedia for my birthday on Thursday!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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How would you throw a 20ft whip while on a dog sled? The air hitting you would blow the whip into your face right? At least that's the animation that I keep replaying in my head. Still all your whips look great Rhett.

44 (edited by Rhett Kelley 04.02.2014 05:36:34)

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I don't really know Jared. I've never done it. LOL. I made the whip in August, 2008. I went back and pulled up the email just now and this is what he said:

"I use this on a dog sled, cracking on either side of the dogs to get them to turn."

He first wanted a 24ft, with a 33" handle, but that was longer than I was willing to go at the time. He ended up with 20ft and 18" handle. It takes a heck of an arm, but once you get the thing to going, it rolls on out like it's supposed to. He wrote back and said he loved it.

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I realized I haven't posted any stockwhip pics. Here's one I did where the buyer wanted a little fancy work on the thong. So for this, I did the handle grip very plain so it wouldn't compete for the eye and take away from the work on the thong.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/rhettswhips/stockwhipgreenblack.jpg

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Very nice work and the colors really go together fine job. I am curious what do you use as a handle material?

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Wow.

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Every day a new surprise, Rhett. Every day...!

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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This is black fiberglass I got from goodwinds.com. I have used hardwood and toheti cane from Australia.

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Wow Rhett! I think I have to order with you in a few month wink

Ralph

Mistakes are just decoration wink

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I watched your vid on that cane. Your tests. The last line - when someone's shooting on you and you're concerned about your whip's handle - great, Rhett! I had problems not to fall off my chair, laughing! That made my day. Okay - my evening  smile

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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LOL. Glad to enjoyed it! I wasn't sure if people would get the humor or not. I should probably explain the way I am dressed: When it gets miserably hot here in the Summer, I dress for comfort to survive the heat, not for style! Summer time in souteastern Georgia is shear misery due to the humidity and lack of breeze! tongue

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Rhett, I'm madly in love with some of these whips!!

Please, clue an amateur in - How do you plait one color on the handle and then switch to another for the thong? I really wish to try this!

~T.

54 (edited by Rhett Kelley 04.02.2014 19:37:26)

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Terry, you're in luck as I once posted a quick tutorial on my blog about it. I sometimes do it in reverse too, meaning I plait the grip first and tie it off before plaiting the thong. Just make sure to wrap it hard with sinew and it will be fine. Here's the link.

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You sir, are a gentleman, scholar, and a fine judge of whiskey!!

Thank you!

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Heretofore, I have been posting photos of whips that I liked or I thought turned out pretty good. I am now happy to present you with what at this moment I believe is my magnum opus in whipmaking. I have been excited to unveil it for days now.

It's an 8ft woody bullwhip: Imperial Red, black and white on a piece of Indian Ebony. When I started this whip, I had a feeling if the colors were put on correctly, it could be a real show stopper. So I consulted with my wife on how to lay out the colors. This was her suggestion, and as for now, this is my most favorite whip I've ever made. I just love how it turned out.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/rhettswhips/IMG_1437.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/rhettswhips/IMG_1438.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/rhettswhips/IMG_1439.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/rhettswhips/IMG_1440.jpg

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Stunning!! Looks like a 16 plait 8 red, 4black, 4 white and a 2 seam plait to start, or if not that's how I'd try to recreate it. Absolutely awesome Rhett!

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That is beautiful Rhett! Love the colors and to me the layout says "Target Whip". As if it's laying down a red path that says, "track this way".

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Amazing, Rhett. Simply amazing! We should really work together on a video documentary on your work - a review! That one is indeed a unique design! Thank you for sharing the pics!

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

60 (edited by Sir Roger Tuson 05.02.2014 00:24:44)

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What more can I say? What they ^^^^^^ all said!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.