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Re: Chris Castle

Chris,

It's wonderful to see pictures of each stage of the process so far.  I also agree that the colors selected are spot on.

Respectfully,
Dan M.

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Re: Chris Castle

Another update - I'm behind where I would prefer to be, but not in too bad shape overall...

Here is the set all cut out and ready to go with the belly and scissors for scale (and since people seem to like scissors  smile   )
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/ccastle27/Whip%20Swap/IMG_2108_zpsuccww0gh.jpg

And the 10-plait belly post-roll but pre-bind...Not great lighting, I'm not much of a photographer....

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/ccastle27/Whip%20Swap/IMG_2116_zpsv6dqb7ui.jpg

Again, not great lighting, just trying to give a sense of the colors and finish....

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/ccastle27/Whip%20Swap/IMG_2120_zps2gj7f010.jpg

Next Steps will be a bit more binding and also to cut out the overlay set....

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Re: Chris Castle

That's developing nicely, Chris!

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Re: Chris Castle

The taper looks excellent as well as the strands and plait. Nice job Chris

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Re: Chris Castle

Really looking nice!  Someone will be a lucky lucky person!!!

Inch by inch.

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Re: Chris Castle

It's coming right along, nice taper.

There's a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.
Only a fraction of people will find this funny.

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Re: Chris Castle

Looking good Chris!  As Ron and Roy noted, the taper looks splendid.

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

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Re: Chris Castle

so here is the overlay set cut out, tapered, and beveled. 12-plait, two-tone.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/ccastle27/Whip%20Swap/IMG_2129_zpsge9ggdwv.jpg

As the deadline is quickly approaching, I am about 4ft through the 6ft. overall length and currently working on my 8-plait. I'll finish the overlay in 6-plait (hopefully).

I'm pleased with how it is looking, and am capturing some images along the way. However, I don't plan to post many other images until the recipient receives it! I figure it is more fun for all that way (at least, those of us who like surprises!)

-C

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Chris that is looking super!

There's a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.
Only a fraction of people will find this funny.

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Oh Chris that's gonna be awesome!  Beautiful colors, too!!!  This is the kind of surprise you'd be crazy not to like!

Inch by inch.

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Re: Chris Castle

Looks great. Unfortunately, that's all that I can say about leather whips due to lack of experience.

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

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Re: Chris Castle

From one leatherworker to another - Really Nice Work!  Somebody is going to be lucky!

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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Re: Chris Castle

Yep, there's one luck swapper right there. That's looking great.

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Isn't that a beautiful sight right there? It's both a blessing and a curse to know who will be getting this, but someone will surely be a happy whipper before New Year smile

Can't wait to see this finished and in flight.


- Pokkis

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Antti "Pokkis" Mäkinen wrote:

Can't wait to see this finished and in flight.

Me, too! smile

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Re: Chris Castle

No matter who receives what, it's such fun and a real pleasure to watch these whips from core to "flight", truly awesome!
Very nice work, again, Chris!

Inch by inch.

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Well said, Rachel!  smile

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I can imagine everyone wearing their cool faces and just saying "looks good, whoever gets it will be one lucky whipper" on every swap thread while secretly chewing their fingernails in excitement smile

Come on, that's what all but three of the participants are doing right now, just admit it wink


- Pokkis

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So, Pokkis, you are blessed and cursed all at once!  You know all the secrets!

Inch by inch.

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So true, Rachel. But I'll just share some secrets and say that this whip will not be sent to me, Taylor or Chris. Late spoiler alert here. Hope I didn't ruin it for everyone as there's only three possible continents it could possibly end up now. Feel free to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKMNPQ35OUc

Ain't I a stinker? smile


- Pokkis