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Craig that pattern looks outstanding. I hope the extra material and labor works out for you

He died for me, I'll live for him

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That is a really beautiful pattern.  well executed, Craig!

Inch by inch.

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Nice work Craig,
I hope your material formula works, the whip looks quite meaty for sure.
The pattern looks great, specially when there's such a contrast.

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Thank you, everyone. It definitely handles well, but I still hate my knots. I decided not to wax it. I did a test wax on a piece of white paracord, and it looked really dingy.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/IMAG0809_zpsklfg5dso.jpg

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

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I definitely went off plan on this one.  My plait counts were 4, 12, and then 16.  On the overlay I cut my lengths long and then just dropped a strand when it felt like things were getting too crowded.  I had a lot of wasted cord, but i think the taper came out good. I can see that the pattern didn't stay 100% straight, though.  Good new is that it passes the Robby roll out test!  big_smile

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

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Your pattern work is awesome!

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Looks awesome, and heavy. Nice slow thunder storm!

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Very nice build! And as long as it passes Robby's tests you know you've done something right

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That's a great-looking whip Craig. I like Donovan's description: 'nice slow heavy thunderstorm'!

'Less is often more!'

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Craig, once I accepted that cord is about 5c a foot, I stopped stressing about wastage. I do have some idea where I'm going to drop strands but those numbers change once I'm working on the build. Sometimes you gotta just let the whip build itself!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Good going Craig, the taper is even, and the pattern's not that much off.

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Craig that's a beautiful job, even if its not 100% straight!  Your lower strand plaits look nice! 
I think this is a really good looking whip on the taper, too. 
Well done!!!

Inch by inch.

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Outstanding job Craig!
Nice taper!
I am not sure what the roll test is but I am glad it passed it.

Never trust a train.
They have loco motives.

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Ron
https://youtu.be/KlTa9NoChWA

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

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Thanks Craig, that explains a lot.

Never trust a train.
They have loco motives.

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Craig that is one beefy looking whip. I concur on the pattern work, its awesome.

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Someone at work today made the comment that they thought it was ironic seeing me teach a black man to use a whip. hmm

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

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Oh dear. hmm

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Oh man, hmm

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Thats a bit ignorant for them to say

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