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Brandon, nice transition binding.
I second Erik's observations on the "nooks". (might be a little hinging?)
But a lot of whips start out like that.
Overall, nicely done. Thanks for sharing. smile

Ron

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

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GODDAMNIT my first typo on this forum and it had to be "Pikachu shits". Nevertheless, please don't edit it, it's too funny XD

Thanks for the advice and words of wisdom big_smile funny enough, those nooks are exactly where the passes end and go back. In other words, I need to taper stiffness within each pass as well, which is an interesting task in itself. Generally this fixes itself out very well in the second belly, but this is definitely noted for future reference smile

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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Brandon, I won't edit anything unless asked to and it does not change the original thought context of the post.
Or if a link is given and I can fix it so that it works for the author.

Ron

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

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Hey everyone! So new update (finally) XD

http://i.imgur.com/ohdILsD.jpg
Second belly begins! (I dunno why there was a lens flare)

http://i.imgur.com/mp7JEdh.jpg
My method of plaiting now is to actually move the vice up on my table the further you go on the whip, so I can check on the entire whip as I plait big_smile

http://i.imgur.com/fIAMMXt.jpg
Second belly plaited and rolled~

http://i.imgur.com/XGS02ZA.jpg
After binding - transition sticks up much better tongue

Annndd now to plait the overlay~ I won't be showing that til after Morten gets the whip, so this'll be the last update for a while ^_^

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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Its looking very nice Brandon - cant wait to get it.

I better get more work done on yours than just cutting the handle :-)

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Thank you! We did agree on February, so you've got time!

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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Nice and stiff, Brandon.  And nice Spirited Away painting.  Your original work?

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

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Thank you Craig! Unfortunately it isn't, I do not possess the artistic ability to such a piece of artwork! tongue

So, after much procrastination, I have completed the whip! I'm somewhat proud of the heel knot, but I can't show you all! yikes Must...resist...temptation to show you until Morten gets it!

Either way, it's going in the wax tomorrow, and then I'll send it off sometime soon big_smile

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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Morten, I have finally sent the whip! big_smile should get to you within 2 weeks smile

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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And yours is off on saturday - look forward to see and try :-)

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Can't wait! I hope you like the one I made haha

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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That's a seriously strong transition, Brandon smile. It's looking excellent, can't wait to see how it eventually turns out in Morten's hands.

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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ahaha thanks Matt!

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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Today is a good day. It started out as a typical monday, one of those that could be left out of the calendar without me beering sorry. And then things changed - the mail arrived.

Brandons whip had made it to my village - at last. Brandon has been asking for some time, worried about his reputation, and i had to calm him down and explain that the danish costums can be a bit time consuming.

Had to wait until end of workday to test i - but here are my first cracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyeWkC9NSrE

Its a very interesting thing to get another mans whip in your hand. So far ive only used my own and there is a distinct difference.

- The plaiting, Brandon is making it far more fancy than ive ever managed.
- A 3D printed concho with my name in it - Thx buddy
- A shorter transition than i normally make.
- English eye - got to learn how to do that

I have a whip with my name on it
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9825_zpsm0q3v3ya.jpg

Nice colors and fancy pattern
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9818_zps9t2rjrjp.jpg

Plaiting is ok straight
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9830_zps1ytf8g8a.jpg

Handle is goodlookning - a few small gaps between some strands - but only found because i look for them
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9819_zpsfy9ms46i.jpg

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9821_zpsaus4sxar.jpg

Nice knotwork - one small thing is the ends sticking a mm out - again only noticed by geeks
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9822_zpscbq5swul.jpg
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9823_zpsg2hgg46a.jpg

There are a few bulges and visible signs of strands being added
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9826_zps1obvwxav.jpg

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9827_zpsnflxnyzf.jpg

Roling - as you might see on some of the pics - the strands are stacking up a bit. I dont know if its to avoid any gaping. There certainly are no gapes on the thong. But the sureface of the whip is also a little less smooth than my own. I tried to roll it a bit with a 10 cm wide wooded block, and could flatten it a little more

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_9831_zpsf65uoege.jpg

Now after pointing out all the "bad stuff" i have to say the whip is well balanced, the roll out test shows only a slight turn to the left at the very end of the thong - which will disappear after some use.

The work done on it is satisfactory and i am glad i got a new whip and a chance to improve my own builds base on this experience.

Again Thank you Brandon

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Thank you Morten for sharing this with us.
Brandon, excellent job dude. I am light-years away from where you are with your plaiting skills.
This is a good example of how the whip swap should have worked.
Good job the both of you! smile

Ron

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

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When the swap works - its a good thing.

I got to talk a lot more to Brandon in the process, and it is a very good thing to get another whip in your hand. It really helps me to identify what is good and bad on my own work - what should be kept and what should be improved.

I am on for the next swap :-)

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Great Job Brandon!  That's a nice whip, Congratulations, Morten!

Inch by inch.

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Just went out with it again - I am sorry to say brandon - it has the same defect as my own whips - the victorian cutback is not programmed in properly :-)

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Morten, have you looked for the USB port in the heel?

Sometimes it's hard to find but you can upload Robby's Whip Basic videos there and it automatically programs the whip for all cracks and combinations.

Ron

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

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Ron May wrote:

Morten, have you looked for the USB port in the heel?

Sometimes it's hard to find but you can upload Robby's Whip Basic videos there and it automatically programs the whip for all cracks and combinations.

Ron

Ha!!!! Oh that's good!  I see someone putting a USB port in the heel knot in the future.   That's funny!

Inch by inch.