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You are correct, I use a cheap burner and freehand it. Each species of wood has its own challenge. Super hard wood can cause me to slip and it takes forever to get a good burn. Soft wood can lead to bad blotches and gouges.

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I have all the more respect for you Roy, freehanding a woodburner is a trick indeed to get it to look good.

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Dude. You do that freehand? I have tried wood burning, and found it even way more difficult than you described.

I always thought that you just macgyver yourself a brand for every design, but that's some impressive stuff you got going on there.


- Pokkis

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I appreciate it Devin and Pokkis. I pretty much have to lay my entire upper body on the table to brace my arms and keep from making an error. Slow and steady is the only way

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Woodburning is one of those things I tried and (very) quickly realized that I don´t have the aptitude for, so I´m very impressed by what you do!

My failed tries gives me an idea of what it takes to get the lines that even and regular. I suppose you have practiced "a few" hours? wink

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Such lovely whips!  I love how the brown turned out for the WB whip, at a distance I imagine it looks very much like leather.  smile

Joe W.

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Thanks Lasse, it definitely takes some patience and practice. Going slow and heavily bracing myself causes my arms and hands to fall asleep but that's the only way I can do it correctly. Thanks Joe, the rust color does have somewhat of a leather appearance. It's the preferred color on most of my orders

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Roy,

Thank you for the information.  I may have to give that color a try as I love the leather look but the ease of construction that paracord offers.  Yeah, I am still afraid of messing up a hide so I work in paracord alone.

Joe W.

29 (edited by Roy Partin 13.09.2014 16:50:38)

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This is a special whip I make each year to be raffled off at the Florida Ranch Rodeo Finals. The proceeds go to the Florida Cattlemen's Association Foundation. This whip has a 10 feet thong of 16 plait rust cord. The handle is Osage Orange featuring an actual alligator tooth inlay. The grip is branded with an alligator hide design.

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WOW! That's all I can say, Roy! WOW!

'Less is often more!'

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Wow, this whip is a great piece of art, I love the idea with the alligator tooth and the branded alligator hide design at the handle.
Fantastic job, Roy, you have my respect. wink

Best wishes,
Mario

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Appreciate the kind words Robert and Mario. This was a fun build as I was able to use my imagination

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Very nice Roy. That should bring in some money for the association.

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Thanks Carl, I'm hoping it will catch the interest of the crowd

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It's perfect Roy, no really, the simplicity of the Rust thong with the Osage Orange handle is absolutely beautiful, and a unique piece for the heel makes it all the more special. I am a firm believer in the beauty of simplicity, for that is when the details speak volumes.

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I truly appreciate that compliment and I am honored that you see it that way Devin.

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Very good looking whip!  I love the tooth!

38 (edited by Einar Stephenson 14.09.2014 02:30:10)

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Man that's a cool handle great work!

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Thank you mam and Mr Einar.

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WOW!!   That is a fantastic looking whip, thank you for sharing.  smile

Joe W.