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Fantastic looking whip Ben, great work as always.

Yes I wear a hat, no my names not Indiana Jones...........

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Ben your whips always just look so clean and symmetrical. Well done!

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Ross, Jyri, thank both of you very much smile !

Ben

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Beautiful work, as always, Ben.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Mark, thanks a lot smile !

Ben

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After seeing your coral snake design it's shot up on my list of patterns to make one day, it looks stunning!

Practice does not actually make perfect; Perfect practice makes perfect.

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Andrew, thank's a lot smile
This pattern got on my to do list after watching Robby's review of Rhett Kelley's work.

Ben

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A build form September: 8 foot 16 plait bullwhip with 2 bellies, a 12 inch handle completely in a herringbone pattern.

The first belly is 10 plait. An 8 plait belly would have also fitted the core, but I went for a 10 plait since I wanted the thong to start tapering before the core started tapering.

8 plait square start on the handle with 2 added strands where the pencil points.

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

it's kind of bunchy, but it did smooth out a bit after the belly got rolled. Also, the "bunchyness" added some stiffness to the transition area. All layers of binding ended at the short 8 plait section of the first belly, which created a uniform shape again.

First belly ending in a TT:

https://i.imgur.com/l18JL8p.jpg

12 plait for the second belly:

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

The Overlay:

https://i.imgur.com/sO4ji85.jpg


All the best

Ben

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I usualy don't name my whips, but it's an houner for me that this particular Bullwhip got named: Robby

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Absolutely beautiful, Ben!!!

Inch by inch.

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Great looking whip, Ben.
It's similar to my practice whip, but longer.
Nice work.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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What a beauty, Ben!

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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I het the send too fast, I wanted to add I love how precise all your whips are. I try, but can't even get close to being that precise. Great job.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Mark is right, Ben: 'precise' is the word!  Great work!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Thank all of you very much for your kind words!