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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Roger your progress look great. I like your square start as well and you definitely don't skimp on the binding.  Looks like James is going to be a very happy cracker.

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Not enough binding has always been my bane. I pay more attention now to that part of the build process than any other.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

I am also afraid that when i start my whip for Brandon - i will then end up making it so stiff that i will send a 2,5 meter long package from Denmark to Australia :-)

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If there's such a thing as too much binding, I haven't met the mythical creature yet.

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

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Guys, I've had an email from James saying that he has had to bow out of the swap. No worries on my part, I was quite happy as to his reasons.

Of course, this means that I now have a fully completed, about to be waxed 7' Bull whip looking for a brother (or sister) whip. Anyone fancy a swap?

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Oh bummer!

I believe Craig was still unpaired.

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Here're  few more teasers

Second belly binding completed

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u368/DodgetheRog/Mobile%20Uploads/F31C4713-1D23-47D4-B633-8FCEA5234317_zpssoe26qeu.jpg

Dropping strands the Bernie way:

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u368/DodgetheRog/Mobile%20Uploads/AB806979-45A4-4F10-A53A-B462696FDE20_zpsjlcj6lwl.jpg

Heel knot foundation - it's silicon self-seal tape. Sets rock solid:

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u368/DodgetheRog/Mobile%20Uploads/D0420D7C-4AE2-4A62-BA18-A06AE8FE217C_zpsvgrqtv9z.jpg

And the heel knot itself - a mess of cord right now but just wait...

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u368/DodgetheRog/Mobile%20Uploads/4DE83657-3E28-46FD-90DB-E4FCA302054B_zpsa9bxnxzx.jpg


All the other pics are of the completed item. I'll post them up when someone takes James' place.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Roger, I like the colors on this one a lot.
A very good transition too.
It looks like a very solid whip that will break in to one that is really fun to crack.
Good job.

Is James not participating any more?

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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It's not waxed yet and needs a fair bit of breaking in as it doesn't roll out smoothly or crack easily - lots of binding to get through. I'll probably wax tomorrow or this weekend. See how that changes things.

Yes, James has had to withdraw from the swap so this one is going begging.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Roger, if no one wants to trade with you then you could be waaaaay ahead of others in the official yearly blind whip swap drawing.



Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Roger - I'm working on one right now that I should finish this weekend and then I'm available, if you wish.

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

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

It's looking really good, Roger, too bad about James having to pull out! D: Your whip is looking really nice and stiff though~

Good luck finding someone to swap with!

Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.

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Roger, your teasing is very successful. I feel much teased!

I hope you can find someone to swap with very quickly....

'Less is often more!'

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Craig, I would be honoured to swap with you. Would you like me to reveal the final piece in this thread so you can see what you'll be getting or prefer to show everyone yourself when it arrives? (I have pics ready to go up)

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Re: One on one Swap: For James

Roger, I (for one) pant to see - but I can wait if necessary!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Roger - I'll let you decide.  I'll try to start yours this weekend if I finish the other one in time.

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

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Looking forward to see your whips

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I'm glad you guys worked it out.  Thanks, Craig, for stepping up.  That's awesome.

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

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Ok Craig, your whip is now complete, waxed and ready to ship. Can you PM me your address and I'll start packaging up. I'll post final pics up when 'mine' is ready.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Thank you, Roger.

Is there a benefit to breaking it in before waxing?  I've always just waxed it right away.  Especially if I'm doing a concho or ferrule, in which case I wax it before that.  For yours, I was going to wax it before the heel knot because of what I plan on using for it.

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