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Topic: One-on-one swap for Roger

I'm just finishing up the warrant officer whip and hope to start on Roger's whip today.  I'll probably only get the core done today because I need to order a bunch of paracord.  I've already ordered a 1000' spool of blue and one of grey/silver.  I've decided to start using two different colors with like dimensions on the bellies so I can more easily see the braiding.

I've already given this whip a name: Sonoran Desert at Dusk.  It's going to be eight feet long with an off colored handle and three bellies.

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

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Hoo boy! I can't wait. Love the colour selection too!

Tell you what. Finish your whip and we'll do a joint pic reveal of our whips.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Ooh, three bellies you say!

Exciting!

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Erik - yep.  I'm going to try revisiting what I tried on the Frankenwhip where the handle is actually the start of the third belly and the overlay starts at the transition.

Here's the inspiration for the whip.  My friend/coworker who enters the same contests as me, and for whom I'm making the current whip, made it.

http://i.imgur.com/futtc0U.png

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

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Well, crap.  I guess I can't start the core today.  I don't even have enough battle cord for the center.  I need to place a big order on Amazon.

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

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Booo! wink

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Roger Tuson wrote:

Booo! wink

Yeah, yeah.  I just dumped $150 on cord on Amazon ($275 total in last couple of days), so I'll be able to start soon.

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

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Go Craig! That's a lot of cord!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Received three boxes today with two more inbound.  But I've got enough material now to start it this weekend.

http://i.imgur.com/9CbwCsG.jpg

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

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Since I'm doing three bellies on this whip, and my plaiting is getting tighter, I'm going to try to lighten up on binding and bolsters.  I only plan on doing one set of bindings.

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

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Three bellies! This is gong to be a hevay monster, isn't it big_smile

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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I just need to knock out the knots on the Warrant Officer whip this weekend and then I can start on this one.  I'm 90% settled on these ten colors for the overlay, but the handle will be different.

http://i.imgur.com/Jgduo3n.jpg

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

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This is going to be cool.

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It's like a rainbow! Awesome!

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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It's really going to be colorful.
I like the idea of a rainbow whip.

Ron

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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Thanks Craig. I've been gently breaking in your whip (just a few cracks at a time) and it's really starting to move well. It'll be having its waxing later this afternoon. Looking forward to our joint reveal of the finished builds.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Belly one done.  I'm now using two colors for all bellies.

http://i.imgur.com/vrJYoXg.jpg

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

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Roger Tuson wrote:

Thanks Craig. I've been gently breaking in your whip (just a few cracks at a time) and it's really starting to move well. It'll be having its waxing later this afternoon. Looking forward to our joint reveal of the finished builds.

Awesome!  I hope to finish by the end of next weekend, which is a four-day.  I decided that I the ten colors had too many oranges and reds and not enough yellows, so I've ordered two more colors.

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

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Craig, I hope that, once Roger receives this whip, he and I can meet up again. I'd love to see your work!

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks, Robert.

Second belly done.  Like I said, since I'm doing so many layers and because my plaiting has gotten tighter, I'm trying to forgo sinew and tape after the core in an attempt to keep the thickness down a little.  This is my first time braiding directly over the ends of the previous belly without any tape to hold them down.  I think the transition is pretty stiff.

http://i.imgur.com/BsQNJGw.jpg

The tape you see here is just over the core.  There's no tape or sinew on top of the first belly.

http://i.imgur.com/XpWEmTa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/W92bUGe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wz6OHOU.jpg

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