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What a beautiful piece of wood! And the white thong finishes it off as a piece the resistance.

I love how the wood contrasts the pure white.
Well done.

Sven

Oh, what a day... what a lovely day!

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Thanks, Sven!

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Rachel i love all the steps!
It's always so beautiful  watching how you work and hand craft the handle.
Great job indeed
Gio

"Perfection has to be sought never reached. This is the only way to inspire and motivate creativity".               www.giovanniceleste.it

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Thank you so much, Gio!  I appreciate that very much smile

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Making of a 5' charcoal gray 16 plait stock with an 18" Bocoté handle.

Handle:
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27503190_2007129862648341_1174807658892594212_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=842b5cfcb77cdfb743f342398fb90eb1&oe=5B0232D1

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27500661_2007129859315008_1791378255997378933_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=18e803250961e6c7e65bb0c1d57c57c2&oe=5B1ACFC0

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27369101_2007129882648339_7213274079571765774_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=3812217e8b6c5d24b8437fa5a3c1785f&oe=5B052905

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27503386_2007129879315006_3466909371878434649_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=63b3b11d9c4e90e0dc57fae3d3720d0f&oe=5B249BF7

Core
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27629425_2007128749315119_8035756017467722190_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=1014db9e119e5bc0de8ecefa3b9bc713&oe=5B06DD37

First belly
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27624927_2007128689315125_1755357667438585115_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=db96a66db4450d9c4ec7134ece1b8c2a&oe=5B147AD5

Second belly
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27748162_2007128662648461_7931704224278511775_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=3bf15c2c89c6a93d14501383d4ffba8a&oe=5B089A1C
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27625389_2007128725981788_7514468833473524035_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4db53a19938cd12eccceecb67d4d4810&oe=5B07F24A

More coming soon wink

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That wood always turns out so pretty

If you fall, I'll be there.
                            ~Floor

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It's looking good Rachel.
The wood is always a good surprise when it shows you it's personality.

Ron

I heard the other day that Starbucks was going to start selling cocktails along with beer and wine.
They found that it's getting harder and harder to get sober people to pay $12 for a cup of coffee.

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Exciting to see the progress photos! Such dedication!

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Tedious and beautiful work as always Rachel. I would love to see a video of this one in action

He died for me, I'll live for him

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Thank y'all very much,
WS thanks,
Ron yes sir the wood is always full of surprises smile

Mr. Robert thank you, I love to see them come to life!

Roy I sure appreciate it, I will ask my whipcrackers to help me get a video before it goes West.

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Rachel, I love watching your handles come to life.  As always, well done!

Yeah, that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by...

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Thank you very much, Scott!

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Rachel, you are such an inspiration, that handle is lovely

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Mark, thank you so much!

Here's the rest of the handle:
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27993695_10204086834928541_9058049382090999127_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4d79e6a503ec2e5c382936583df77e59&oe=5B1AC779

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/28070359_10204086832088470_3076440441885718351_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=81405d9ea498887b793d1d6311e38841&oe=5B07E8BC

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/28061166_10204086834408528_7743984990819805864_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=8a79e281f4cd36bf0ff8e1cc59f3c0cd&oe=5B1B25E2

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/28235432_10204086835848564_7376981362632213896_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=f9e4154ae8e487a371b90f0d91127889&oe=5B1C533B

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/27993139_10204086836368577_5884443062247653531_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=f005170ed9aaf2e913db55f973b39a34&oe=5B1E3E85

And that's most of what there is to the shaping of the stock whip handle.

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Rachel, the transitions from the stair-step to the short herringbone to the herringbone are absolutely perfect. You already know how I feel about the handle. Are those little metal bits in the third picture what you use to stamp the butt of the handle?

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Thanks, Mark!  I appreciate it!  Yessir, metal punches- for metal.  Harbor Freight, about 5mm their set is, but I prefer the 3mm I ordered off amazon.  You can get several special symbols as well, but the simpler the more clearly they form the impression. 
In Gonçalo and Purple heart, easy does it.  Tap!  In Bocoté and Katalox, etc... Very careful but a harder smack. 
Bocoté is especially evil to line up, with all the varying lines and patterns.  big_smile

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Rachel (except for my wife and kids) you are rapidly becoming one of my most favorite humans on the planet!

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Mark Elliott wrote:

Rachel (except for my wife and kids) you are rapidly becoming one of my most favorite humans on the planet!

Why thank you! smile

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As has been said, seeing these handles come to life is amazing! Top work, Rachel.

One, two, three... "WOOF!"

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Thank you, Sir Roger!

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