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That looks absolutely gorgeous, Craig!

'Sic Parvis Magna'

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I really like those colours. I wasn't sure about them when you have shown them, but now I love them.

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Thank you, everyone.

I just finished the overlay.  Since the overlay starts at the transition, I've put on some E6000 glue to help hold it.

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

Tomorrow I'll knock out the transition knot and then wax it and then do the heel knot.

This is the most leftover wasted paracord that I've ever had on a whip.  But it's better then running short.

http://i.imgur.com/uN6AlOZ.jpg

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

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Looks amazing, cant wait to see the finished result

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Lookin good Craig smile

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Craig, you tease me with these partial shots of the thong!

Given the time it takes to post stuff overseas, I'm going to get yours in the mail this week. It's nicely rolling out now and I really hope you'll be pleased with it. I'll go out on a limb and say it's the best whip I've made to date (to be honest, I'm really please with the last three I've made...)

Can't wait to see mine!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Splendid news, Craig and Roger. You tantalise us greatly!

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I really like the colors Craig.

Ron

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

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I do too- that is cool!  Improvement every time!!!

Inch by inch.

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Roger Tuson wrote:

Craig, you tease me with these partial shots of the thong!

Given the time it takes to post stuff overseas, I'm going to get yours in the mail this week. It's nicely rolling out now and I really hope you'll be pleased with it. I'll go out on a limb and say it's the best whip I've made to date (to be honest, I'm really please with the last three I've made...)

Can't wait to see mine!

I can show you more if you want, but where's the fun in that.  ;p

I'm honestly starting to think that this whip may not get waxed.  I don't think it will fit in the turkey roaster.  I'm serious.  This thing is MASSIVE!  I believe that in many aspects this may be my best whip ever as well.  The plaiting seems really straight and probably the stiffest I've ever done.  The strand drops are really good, though not perfectly seamless yet.  All of my whips have a slight hinge were towards the bottom where the hockey tape stops on the core and sometimes where the last belly end, but this one is braided so tight that is hard to see it.  I'm even happy with the fall hitch this time, really clean with no core showing.

It's still not perfect, but I'm really happy with it.  My biggest fear is how well it'll crack because of how stiff it is.

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

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It'll break in-
Craig that's excellent progress, everything you just named.

Inch by inch.

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Thank you, Rachel.

I want to get it mailed this week as well, so it may not be broken in when I send it.  I need to find a box big enough.

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

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It may be giving away too much, but here's the overlay.  I intentionally ended the yellows, then the oranges, and then the reds in order to give it the look of getting darker as you go down the thong, just light it gets darker as your line of sight drops down further on the horizon away from the sun.

http://i.imgur.com/Zysz9cI.jpg

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

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Sorry, Roger.  I just decided that I'm not waxing it.  I'm worried that if I squish it down enough to fit in the turkey roaster that it will cause permanent damage to the transition.

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

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Craig, that looks magnificent! Well done!

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I take back everything I just said.  I finished the transition knot and took it outside for a couple of really easy and gentle overhand swings and the transition really loosened up.  Possibly way too much.  The good news is that it'll fit in the roaster now.  The bad news is that I may have made a fatal flaw.  I'll wax it and do the heel knot and cracker.  Then I'll test it out, but I may have to start over from scratch if it turns out to be a limp noodle.

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

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Fingers crossed Craig, it looks great, nice and heavy smile

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Thank you, Charlie.

The wax seems to have helped it quite a bit.  The plastic dip is drying on the heel knot foundation right now.  I'll finish it up tomorrow and try it out.

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

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The transition is not an easy thing to overdo. Especially as your whips are kinda beefy, as I'm probably not the first one to say tongue

Gotta say that I like those colors. The blue-orange contrast is pretty much as intense as it can get without being unpleasant like red-green. And the thong pattern looks really cool, wouldn't have thought so many colors could ever end up with much style to talk about. Nice work!


- Pokkis

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It's looking excellent Craig! I hope the transition turns out all right, but if it goes noodle then you might be able to use some of that extra cord to tie a French grapevine over the transition? That's what saved my black 8 footer, and I think it looks pretty neat too.

'Sic Parvis Magna'