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Why, Mr. Martin! If nylon had not been invented there's several of us that would never know the pleasure of plaiting. I rejoice in the fact that I can now plait a respectable whip, thanks to paracord.

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I just assumed that sore hands were part of the game! Doesn't matter if it is paracord or dacron.
I want to try Roo but I think you get a better price than we can in Canada.

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Sorry Terry, but not sure if you realized I was joking about the nylon.  I'm pleased that it gives everyone the chance of plaiting.
Kind Regards
Simon

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This is not a post by Simon himself, but I have some pictures of his work in my library. Beautiful and unusual patterns. All in Roohide! And here they are - enjoy!

Robby


http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stockwhip177178_zps1956caf7.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stockwhip250251_zps0af57640.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stockwhip248249_zps02b2134b.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stockwhip501501_zpsc9825d63.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stockwhip355356_zpsc69765cd.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stockwhip260261_zps1e2f4373.jpg

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Holy cow!!!  Those are all stunning works of art!

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Whoa, awesome! As Bobbi already said, those are all pieces of art. Usually those kinds of whips don't appeal to me that much, but there's something about these that really please the eye.


- Pokkis

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Curious combinations, but well executed. I would be hesitant to crack any of them, they are too pretty. The last pair is my favorite of the bunch.

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Wow. As everyone else has said, those are beautiful! And those complex patterns...wonderful.

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Indeed nice work there! truly master's work!

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Amazing! I always knew Simon did beautiful work, but never knew how beautiful till I saw these.  If only I could be that creative.

Here's wishing you find time for the things you want to do, and for the things you need to do.
We see ourselves in our children and hope for a better future.

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Wow, those look amazing Simon. Very unique and perfect looking matched pairs.

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Thanks everyone and thanks Robby.  Some of those whips were done way back but nice to see them all together.  I think they are all the 3 tones ones I've ever done. 

I finished a pair of 2 tones whips today with an interesting pattern I discovered.  Probably been done before, but I'll email it to Robby as he seems to be able to get the photo't to show here.  Something I just can't seem to do! 
Simon


http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Stock801802_zps1402a1a3.jpg


You're welcome  wink
Robby

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Wow, I really like that pattern Simon, how hard is it to plait?

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Beauteyfull work!

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Awesome work Simon!  and there has to be something you can't do!  tongue

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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G'day Devin.  The handle is 16plait and the strands are alternating on each side.  Believe it or not, it is actually Robby's favourite Bird's Eye braid, but when using alternating colours this is the pattern in produces.  Tyler....plenty of things I cannot do I assure you smile
Simon
Ps.  Thanks Robby for putting the picture up.

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Really? That is pretty cool. Thanks Simon!

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No worries Devin.
Simon

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And here are two more pics from Simon  smile



http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Bullwhips162to1673_zpsacc741ee.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/RobertAmper/Simon%20Martin/Bullwhips162to1671_zpse74d1b5a.jpg



Enjoy, Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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They're all stunning! I've somehow missed this thread until now - and am astonished. Fantastic work, Simon!

'Less is often more!'