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Morten, those photos make a case for good binding which seems to me unanswerable! Well done!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Morten - thank you for sharing so many details.  It is very informative.

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

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Awesomeee I cannot wait to get my hands on this whip big_smile 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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2 belly 12 plait started - a small note - the ink mark on the end of the handle - thats my alignment mark - always pointing up in my vice - keeps the direction

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_87451_zpsqfzxvydi.jpg

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Good to know I'm not the only one who draws a line XD I draw it directly onto the bellies myself~

Love the contrast between the two bellies tongue

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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Second belly finished and bound. I am a little conflicted at this point. By talking to Brandon i have realised he likes a "flowing whip with a quick forming loop). Lately my whips have been pretty stiff with a lot of binding, guess i am afraid of being known as the Danish Limb Noodle.

I also think my whips look more stiff / less flexible than the ones i see some of you using - but i am not sure which of the factors below (or others) that i can blame:

- my whips are not broken in yet (i do spend substantially more time plaiting that cracking)
- Binding with the sinew
- hard plaiting
- my wax getting hard in the cold weather? I went out this morning and cracked a whip that spent the night out in the frost - it was very stiff.

Finished 2. belly

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_8748_zps7iht4hof.jpg

before binding

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_8750_zpsisgnddxt.jpg

after binding - less than i would normally do to accomodate my end users request :-)

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg573/Morten_Aalykke_Pedersen/One%20on%20one%20swap%20Brandon/IMG_8751_zpsok0ab6h9.jpg

so now i have to decide the overlay....

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Fascinating to see this progress. Thanks so much, Morten!

(I like the way the whip frames the dog, who naturally assumes you're photographing him!)

'Less is often more!'

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Also my private avatar - the rubber chicken that has a tendency to appear in all my pics :-)

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smile

'Less is often more!'

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Morten, thank you for trying to accommodate what I like big_smile in all seriousness, though, go ahead and do what you want, I would love to play with your whip either way 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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Working hard on it Brandon - overlay half finished - stopped at 2 this morning - was up anyway preparing pulled pork

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Brandon Lam wrote:

Good to know I'm not the only one who draws a line XD I draw it directly onto the bellies myself~

Love the contrast between the two bellies tongue


I've started using chalk directly on the belly to maintain my plaiting line. I believe it's made a huge difference to avoiding twist.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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I too draw a line to help keep the seam orientation consistent.
I have no evidence of what it does but it puts my mind at ease.

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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I use a combination of lines and holding the tip/handle of the whip in a vice, so if there's any bending you can see it.
I've also almost completed the overlay on yours Morten 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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Well Brandon - going into the final phase here - so to keep the suspension - it will be no pics until the whip arrives in melbourne

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Awesome I can't wait! Should we wait until both of us are done or should we send it straight away?

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 have to attend a meeting on whips on the 20th of january - and would really like to bring our whip there as well - so if you dont min - i wont send it before that + plus the fact that it aint finished yet - need to find some materials to finish of some of the details.

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Oh that's awesome! Totally fine, I'm happy with waiting~

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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Grt thx buddy

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Morten - it is indeed looking very stiff.  I also mark my handle by drawing a small arrow on the tip of the handle to keep the orientation the same for all layers.  I also braid in a vice and have recently started paying a lot more attention to the orientation in the vice in order to keep everything hopefully straighter.

Great dog model.  wink

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