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Topic: Whips by Ethan Mitchell

Hey Guys,
Here are pictures of most of the whips I have made to date.
#1
3' Snakewhip
http://i.imgur.com/z7Wian3l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/a13P2vTl.jpg

#2
4' Snakewhip
http://i.imgur.com/hHSKcMtl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/9ZRwA8il.jpg

#3
2.5' Bullwhip
I just found it. I’ll get some pictures of it up soon.

#4
4' 12 plait Snakewhip with wire/BB core. Sorry, I don't have and pictures from before I tore it apart. neutral This is the first whip I made with a decent transition, but that is only due to the wire I used for the first foot and a half or so, not to any binding. I actually found that I used a double drop going from 12 to 10 on this whip, I don't remember doing that at all.


#5
8' 12 plait Stockwhip with BB load and steel handle core(way too heavy).
http://i.imgur.com/fMRY7TYl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/osAQ5fgl.jpg

#6
2.5' Bullwhip with first attempt at an english eye.
http://i.imgur.com/6XsSuvzl.jpg

#7
4' 18 plait Snake whip. I gave this one away to an old friend. This one had bolsters made of athletic tape, as well as, my early thick binding.
*No Picture* 

#8
5' 18 plait bullwhip
*No Picture*

#9
6' 14 plait Bullwhip
http://i.imgur.com/3pDQRMBl.jpg?1

#10
3' Snakewhip
http://i.imgur.com/q0vZ0gHl.jpg

#11
4' Stockwhip
http://i.imgur.com/7ui0NEil.jpg

#12
5' 16 plait Bullwhip
http://i.imgur.com/sRvtKsZl.jpg

#13
6' Cowwhip thong
http://i.imgur.com/DLNsLG4l.jpg

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

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Re: Whips by Ethan Mitchell

The improvement is quite evident.
Good job.

Ron

I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented... I forgot where I was going with this.

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Webcam see how better you get from whip to whip. Very nice to see

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As others have mentioned, you have demonstrated a nice progression in your skills, Ethan. Nice job!

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

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Thanks for posting this comprehensive overview of your work, Ethan! Your steady progress should be most encouraging!  smile

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Yup, what they ^^^ said wink

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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These whips show a lot of work and great progress!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thanks everyone! I've been wanting to start my own gallery of sorts, and I figured that it would be best to start at the beginning.

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

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Re: Whips by Ethan Mitchell

Well done Ethan!

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There's a lot of improvement going from #1 to the last. Keep going. I really like the later whips, especially #12, though I couldn't exactly tell you why.
It just speaks to me...

Sven

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

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Thanks Jyri and Sven! I like #12 a lot too. Despite the imperfections with the overlay it turned out to be a pretty good whip performance wise. I'll have to get a video of how it flows.

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

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Hey guys! Here are a few pictures of another stockwhip I am working on:
http://i.imgur.com/jfGiVFol.jpg
I started with an un-tapered two strand twist core, with the goal of creating a smaller core for the 12 plait overlay which I plan to fancy plait, that way it will be easier to avoid gaps. The core is bound with my new serving tool.
http://i.imgur.com/DD1eROEm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/W3tYhUql.jpg
The eight plait belly. I still have a hard time with the transition from plait to twist. Not so much the set up, but keeping even tension on all strands.
http://i.imgur.com/BHt8QKbl.jpg
Belly rolled & bound by hand. I am not at all used to the server yet.
http://i.imgur.com/7zxnXi3l.jpg
I had to do a bid of binding halfway along the twist because I didn't keep even tension in that spot
http://i.imgur.com/8XO4dCnl.jpg
This is going to be a 6' by the way.

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

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*bit*

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

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Ethan, the color of that cord is starting to grow on me. Thanks for sharing these.

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

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Hey Ethan, nice colour you choose. I try that same server tool, I find it difficult with this tool to get larger distances between the individual windings. however, it works great if you make closed loop bindings.

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Looking good Ethan!

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I tried a server tool once but didn't like the results so went back to binding by hand off a door handle. Thing's looking good though, Ethan.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Thanks everyone!

Scott,
You are welcome, it is the gold 650 cord from Roy. I've been trying to find a color that could pass as leather at a glance, but I need something a bit darker... Though I do very much like the finished waxed color.

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

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So here are a few sneak peaks of the overlay:
http://i.imgur.com/rS7Gym0l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/T4Y0Wf8l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/T4Y0Wf8l.jpg
The english eye turned out a little bit oversized smile, and it still needs a bit of serving at the join. The keeper end needs the overlay and then a knot to cover the "switch". After being attached to the handle keeper of course! And after that it will need waxing before it is complete.

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

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Opps! I meant to show a different picture for the second one:
http://i.imgur.com/DzJqRRQl.jpg
What I did here is turn one set of opposing seams into checkerboard and left the other two as they were. Like this:
http://i.imgur.com/RlA9QHCm.png
(Though I omitted the ring from the pattern as it caused too much twist in my seam.) 
Here are the other two patterns I used:
http://i.imgur.com/EAlmdb7m.png
Basic eight plait checkerboard.
http://i.imgur.com/rUE2IYdm.png

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