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Congrats Craig! Once Robby gets it broken in it should be an excellent whip. Might be awhile though... tongue

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Thanks, Ethan - but I still don't understand why! (Robby has promised to explain it all in due course....)

'Less is often more!'

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And I did.

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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You did indeed, Robby! Many thanks!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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I love this video!!! Congratulations, Craig, this is well deserved!  You are doing an excellent job and you have truly developed your own unique style.  This whip is a monster of epic proportions. 

Robby, I love the effects, and the play on Frankenstein.  Very well done and enjoyable as always!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you, Rachel.  I'm hoping to build a longer version shortly, but things are really hectic right now with the upcoming move.

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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After over a year of whip making hiatus, I finally started making a new whip for a departing coworker.  Access to necessary materials and tools here in Korea has been a challenge.  I'll try to upload photos, but I'm having trouble accessing photobucket.  I'm making this one as Thunderstorm,  not Frankenwhip.

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Cutting some groves in the handle to hopefully give the core some extra grip.  I've had issues with the core separating a little from the handle during break in resulting in a limp transition.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190324_104016_zpsqtfmzkir.jpg

Core.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190324_111434_zpsina4zzm7.jpg

Square start.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190327_174535_zpsh4tfyaqv.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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It's good to see you getting back into it.
I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Ron

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two rights make a left.

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I like your choice of colors, Craig!

I'll give it a try, Dad, but it's going to be really hard...kind of like trying to saw something in half using a banana.

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Looking good!

I havent had any issues with the core slipping off after i swiched to carbon arrows.

Goid to see you back in whipmaking!

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Korea, wow, it amazes me how this forum brings people together from so far away. The whip is looking good. I too like the color choice. I look forward to seeing more progress pics.

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hey Craig, good to see you!  is it gonna be blue and white or is that a belly?  Take a triangle file and cut grooves with that about 1 mm deep.  at least 3 rings.  mix a little epoxy and smear it on the rod, slide the core on there and then sinew like a mother.  no more slipping.

Due to rising costs, dirty deeds are no longer done dirt cheap. 
                                                                                    ~Management

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Jessie Edwards wrote:

hey Craig, good to see you!  is it gonna be blue and white or is that a belly?  Take a triangle file and cut grooves with that about 1 mm deep.  at least 3 rings.  mix a little epoxy and smear it on the rod, slide the core on there and then sinew like a mother.  no more slipping.

I always sinew like a mother.  big_smile  The one that really gave me slippage problems was the one I made for Roger, and I think that was mostly because of how ungodly heavy it was.  Blue and grey are just the colors that I use for the bellies so that I can see the braiding easier in order to avoid twists and gaps.

Overlay done.  Need to work on the knots this weekend.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190428_114212_zpsfzqsxlv5.jpg

Ignore my wife being goofy.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190429_082444_zpszbhsmzfc.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Whip done.  Definitely not my best work, but not horrible.  Has a slight right pull, a slight hinge, and a slight bulge, but not unwieldy. 

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/Camera/20190505_144325_zps9x5yefxy.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/Camera/20190505_144343_zpsu1q1f2ya.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/Camera/20190505_144401_zpseikfo3i6.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/Camera/20190505_144420_zpssqxplexm.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Craig, this looks almost as beefy as your 'Frankenwhip'!  Is it as stiff as that monster?  tongue

'Less is often more!'

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Robert - not quite, but close.  I'm going to try something new on my next whip that might make it thinner, but stiffer.

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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I do like that concho, Craig.

I've lent your Frankenwhip to  friend of mine who is a real beefy fellah and likes to muscle his whips (no matter how many times I tell him not to! hmm) and he does like it. big_smile

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Craig, you still got it wink

Inch by inch.

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Craig, the photo of your wife holding the whip really gives some perspective on how stout this one is (in comparison to her forearm).

I'll give it a try, Dad, but it's going to be really hard...kind of like trying to saw something in half using a banana.