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Rachel, as far as I'm concerned, there is only one legitimate place for the colour pink: in a rose garden! (One of my favourite roses is a repeat-flowering climber called New Dawn - and extremely delicate plant, at its best when climbing up through an old apple tree.)

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Thanks, Craig, I may just do that!  If not for this, then soon!

Mr. Robert, glad to see you smile
And, I just knew you were a man of good taste big_smile. I agree, a rose garden is indeed the best place for pink.  I have seen photos of New Dawn, it is beautiful!!!

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Finally got the core done while in Minnesota and started the first belly,
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscs7qbw1o.jpg

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You go Sis! Need to show Efren your mgic tt maker.

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I am interested in the tapered twist.
Would love to know how to do it and the advantages for it.
Looking good Rachel

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Thank you Brother Taylor!  Will do smile

Hey Ron, thanks, the Tapered Twist is not difficult, I think Rhett Kelley has a youtube video on it as an end to a belly at least, and it is the same concept.  You can search for it in the search box, too- and get much better in depth info...
The advantages are in my opinion, a cable-like dense core that is a solid base, and gives the thong a backbone, not stiff though.  And it soaks up lots of wax, evenly distributing weight as it is tapered,.. Loosely quoting Roy Partin, on some of that, there!
I can take some pictures next time I make one.

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Whee, progress photos!

Tapered twist is an interesting thing, I'm yet to try it myself as a core. There's just one big caveat. Your hands will hate you after just a foot of twisting, at least that's my experience from making tapered artificial sinew crackers with my nerdy carpal tunnel hands tongue


- Pokkis

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Thanks Rachel that would be awesome!

Pokkis, that's why they invented power tools.
If there is a lot of twisting a hand drill could come  in handy.

I've heard it works for twisting crackers.

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Rachel, your work looks so nice and crisp!
Pokkis, that's the exact reason why twisting anything fills me with trepidation.
I do have a particular drill which I have experience doing delicate work with, but things like this make me wish I had an extra set of hands. Robot hands.

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Rachels invention made me grab my drull and go for it. I can do a tt core in about ten min now. Love em. Rachels points above are why I dig it. And the Roy whip I have with a tt ending to the overlay set me on the path of doing that as well. Try it , youll like it!

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Love it!  Where in Minnesota?  My wife's from Mankato.

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

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Hi Craig!  Sebeka, about 3.5 hour northwest of the cities and 2 hours straight east from Fargo, Nd.  Somewhere up in the freezer box smile wink
I was born and raised there, about 45 min. South of the headwaters of the mississipi river
Mankato is a nice place!  Except when it's cold!

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Second belly
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/RachelMcCollough/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssg2cdyem.jpg

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Rachel, that looks magnificently straight - and very even. Well done!

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Rachel, that looks very straight!
I've never seen how a cow whip was made so thanks for the build photos.

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Thank you Mr. Robert!
Thanks Ron, though Do Not take my build photos as anything more than what has so far worked for me smile. Everything I know came from WB, but I'm sure no high authority on cow whips wink

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Efren, thank you!  You do a very nice job, so I take that as a high compliment!
Pokkis you're right about the sore hands if doing that by hand.  No way could I do that at all. 


My husband took a little video over my shoulder.  I thought he was just watching, that sneak!
Anyway here's the start:
Unless I undo the whole thing and put pink and green on there:
https://youtu.be/_anaEw33t3c

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Rachel, no wonder your whips turn out so nice.
All the care and attention to pulling tight and plaiting loose, awesome!
Now I know how it's done, thank you for sharing your video.

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It's not so much work a few inches down, but to set it up straight (for me, anyway) it is better to take a bit more time to get it right and tight on the first 3-4 inches or there will be gaps.  On down its just pull, plait smile
Not much make you more wound up than get two feet down and turn over and see a pretty gap 3 inch from the top....
Did that already.... big_smile

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Rachel, or almost finished with the belly and see the gap then. *note to self, check back more often*
Been there done that.

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