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Topic: Prices & Winners - 2018

The Dog Shelter Donation Campaign 2018 is over. A lot of great folks donated prizes. And a whole lot of people bought tickets. I know that we had way more tickets than prizes, but like I said before - the real winners are the doggies.

And here is the place for you to show your prize to the world! If you're able to do a little video, it would be fantastic smile


Thanks to all of you. Those who donated prizes, and to those who bought the tickets.
Last year we saved this hairy fellow:

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

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

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



We'll see who's life we can save this year.



I really hope that a lot of people see this post and are badly embarrassed. All those great and beautiful Whip groups at Facebook. Hundreds of members. And not a single Cent for such a cause. Nothing for Dog Shelters, nothing for Children, Hospitals or Schools. It is enough for them to show and assure each other how fantastic they are. What great people and Whip Makers.

Whip Basics has only 36 members. And we donated year after year. Imagine how big the donations would be if those people on Facebook would move their asses and start such a thing.



Let me finish this by quoting myself from last years donation...


"As I wrote - Whip Basics is such a small community. And we made 800.00 Euro
There are other forums and other groups. They simply did nothing.
If doing something for a good cause - in this case a dog shelter - is elitist...

Then we are elitist. And I'm proud of being elitist that way!"


Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Robby Amper wrote:

Let me finish this by quoting myself from last years donation...


"As I wrote - Whip Basics is such a small community. And we made 800.00 Euro
There are other forums and other groups. They simply did nothing.
If doing something for a good cause - in this case a dog shelter - is elitist...

Then we are elitist. And I'm proud of being elitist that way!"


Robby

Agree 100%. Proud to be 'elitist'!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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That is the kind of elite group to strive to be in.  Great job, and a life changed for the better... As well as all of us sho are affected by participating.  Was it the Grinch who's heart grew a few sizes?

Inch by inch.

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Aawh, just look at that face! It's to melt for.

Robby, I couldn't agrew more. And thank you for the kind words.

Sven

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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Yes, absolutely.
I'm so proud to be a part of this group and able to help.
A look in these eyes is reward enough.
He is a cutie smile

This is when it all should end

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Thanks for posting this Robby, it's always heartwarming to see the beneficiary of the raffle.  I'll go out on a limb and guess that this fellow doesn't mind a hand from elitists like us big_smile

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

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From Mark, a beautiful masterpiece, the Red Dog.  Here is the information from Mark's post:
"Here is Red Dog, my donation to the pups. It's an 8'8" (264  cm), 20 plait,nylon bullwhip of rust paracord with an 8 inch purpleheart handle, a TT core, 3 bellies, a 30 inch TT fall, and a 12 inch cracker made of Brownell Fast Flight Bow String. The transition knot is a Double Gaucho Knot of Two Passes from Bruce Grant's Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding. The whip weighs 2 lbs (907 g)."


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This whip is plaited so beautifully; it rolls out straight as an arrow as well.  It is a monster!  So beefy and stout but moves so fluidly! 

I really like the forward weight and the thickness pushed more toward the tip.  The whip moves very well, like it is alive.  It has a life of its own.
Mark, you should be VERY PROUD!!!!
You are well ahead of anything I was doing at this number of plaited whips. The knot is very well done and very fitting.  The handle is very nicely made and finished!  The purple heart matches very well, I love it! 

I am so proud you signed this whip, I am very pleased to own it!  The crackers are really nice and sharp sounding, and look like they will last a long time.  The twisted taper fall is very well made, and there are no gaps or twists in the plaiting on the whip. 
To me, it says solid, lively strength.

Inch by inch.

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Thank you Rachel, you are very kind. I am pretty pleased with this whip, I feel it is my best effort so far. I have to say, though that it is because of your work, that I have studied intensely, that it turned out so well. Thank you for all your teaching and inspiration and for not complaining that I copy you. The way to become good at a craft is to copy the best.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Congrats Rachel! I am quite envious of that whip.

Mark, If I didn't know better I would guess Rachel made that.

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Mark, that is about the finest compliment I could ever receive, thank you very much smile
You have your own style, but I am certainly pleased to have influenced this whip in any way! 

Ethan, thank you!  I would be too wink it is awesome!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you for sharing Rachel. That sure looks like a very nice whip.

Sven

"Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail!"
"Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see."

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What a splendid whip! Wonderful!

'Less is often more!'

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Very impressive, Mark. You've come a very long way in your whip-making in quite a short time.

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Thank you everyone. It was a fun whip to make, for sure.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Gorgeous whip Mark, now you can both be proud of it smile

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

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Thank you , Tyler.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Rachel, congratulations - that whip looks beautfiul!

Mark, my compliments to your work!


I've recived the whip which Robert donated smile
Dear Robert, thank you very, very much!!!

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


As Robert pointed out, it's a very lightweighted whip. I'll try it out the way it is and if I get the impression that a little more weight could improove the performance of the whip, I'll wax it. If waxing won't add enough weight, there is still the option of replacing the thong. I've never made a wooden handle bullwhip before (only wooden handle cow whips and stock whips), therfore it would be a very tempting project.

All the best
Ben

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Thank you, Ben.

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Ben, I'm glad you've received the Dog Shelter whip. I'll be very interested to see what you do with it....

'Less is often more!'

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Very nice Ben! The handle looks like some kind of burl.

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein