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Tyler, great work. The whips look fantastic.   I like the fancy plaiting on the handle and the colour combination on your newest work. White, black and especially the red highlights look awesome together smile

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...and be a Doctor!

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Absolutely beautiful, Tyler!!!  You have been very busy wink  Elegant as always!

Inch by inch.

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These are great Tyler (though I don't especially care for the pink). The black and white is stunning!

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After Rachels latest pictures and now this I am even more curious, how a stockwhip feels like / cracks. I assume these work especially well with things like overhead figure8. And of course they look really beautiful.
One day I gotta have one of those. wink

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I think, Tyler should bear the name of "Pattern King". I mean...look at his "Bele and Lokai" twin whips. Not only complicated and perfect (!) plaiting, but the same thing twice - and mirrored! And now those beauties. I am with Robert, when he says that he's not a huge fan of pink. But - tastes are different, right?

And as I always use to say: One reads Tolstoi's "War and Piece" and sees it as some simple adventure story. The other one reads something from Lao Tse on the paper of a chewing gum and the universe reveals its secrets to him.

For most people, pink won't be the color of choice. But for somebody this will be a dream that became true. Great work, Tyler. I'm really happy to see these from your hands, because your drawings became so good, that I was frightened you could stop whip making. But I told you that already  smile

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Absolutely beautiful.

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Thanks so much Nadine, Rachel, Robert, Wolfgang, Robby, and Georg! 

Robert, would you believe that is actually crimson?  Partly I was surprised when I saw the crimson color, and partly I think it's a case of digital color warping.  In person it looks like it has a lot of gray in it.

Wolfgang, a stockwhip certainly feels different than a bullwhip, I don't say one is better but rather it's a matter of preference.  I personally prefer a long handled bullwhip, I feel that they flow more smoothly, but stockwhips change directions like nobody's business.  Arrowhead patterns are good for these, and also you're correct about the overhead figure 8. smile

Robby, I thank you for the compliments on my plaiting and my art, but I'm ot going to stop making whips smile  I think I will suspend my order book for awhile, because I am booked into 2020!  yikes  It's true that art is my first love before whips, but I love making whips too.  My grand scheme is definitely to get to the point where I can make a living with my art, and continue to do whips on the side as I have been for all these years - I'm not going anywhere Pardner! big_smile

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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Good to hear, Tyler. Don't want to lose you as a whip maker. This pair are lovely, great patternwork.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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2020...? That‘s a lot of orders. Congratulations, Tyler. I remember our first contact, long years ago. Since then you asked me for advice. Now you are booked out for years. That‘s what I call a success. And - good to know that you will stay with us, Pardner wink

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Booked into 2020? That's a pretty good problem to have!! wink Congratulations on the growth of your business, Tyler!

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

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Whoa thats a long line big_smile

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Thanks y'all!  A lot of that is that I allow a more realistic time in my order book for how long it's going to take to finish, and I leave blank spots when I know I'm going to busy with art or family stuff, and for experimenting with new designs.  For every custom order I allow one month on my schedule, I used to try and schedule 3 or 4 a month and I was always way behind.

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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https://i.imgur.com/VEOBCog.jpg

This was a recently completed 8.5 foot bullwhip, it had a loaded first belly like I do on my night trains, and on this one the customr requested a traditional fall hitch.  I get that once in a while.

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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Looks superb, Tyler!  smile

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Looks super Tyler.
I like the copper ferules.

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 like the ferrules and, especially, the plaiting on the handle.  It's subtle, but provides a nice treat for those taking a closer look.  Nice work, Tyler.

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

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Gorgeous whip, Tyler.

Past, Present, and Future walked into a bar. It was tense. -Siri

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Nice! I like the handle plaiting

Whether you can or you can't you are probably right.

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Robert, Ron, Scott, MArk, and Ethan, thanks!  It's kind of nice to get to do a single color whip here and there and do the more subtle single color pattern on the handle .

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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Its always fun to hunt for the subtle little features that make your whips so attractive. This one doesn't disappoint. Beautiful work Tyler

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