Re: Andrew VW's Whip Builds and Whips thread.
Nice and straight.
They have loco motives.
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Nice and straight.
Just remember to plait far enough from the vise so your strands can get tight.
Found some time to work on the thong, practicing keeping my seam straight
And it does look super straight on the photo - good job!
Thanks Hopefully it remains nice after a good roll.
Thinking I might make turn myself a simple brushed stainless steel Concho for this one, keep it simple and elegant.
Andrew, for my money, 'simple and elegant' is almost always best!
My biggest problem now is I don't want to give it away, haha. I think I may have to make one of a similar design for myself. Perhaps a 3 belly 9 footer, for a challenge.
Very nice work and I love the colour arrangement. I agree with Robert about the concho too. I need to get a few made up for myself. I've only found one place that sells conchos at a decent price but their stock is limited in suitability
Andrew making conchos from simple steel, brass, copper or any other steel is the way i am leaning as well. Smooth shiny steel has always been liked by homo sapiens
Only broblem i have had with the is mounting them flush and hard. I have figured out this problem now and i will make it happen once i get paracord.
Very nice! I really like those colors and hope clean the plaiting is!
Have you tryed to milk that bulge? It looks like its bunching up at the end if that is what you mean?
Crab the middle of it and milk it towards the end and hold the end wich is inside.
I make my core putting cords inside one another and that is common thing to happen.
If there is some spike etc in the end of the cord wich is inside it crabs the outhern layer and wont allow it to pass so the weawe bunches up.
Andrew, I really like those colors together. You've made a nice choice!
Thank you so much Scott, will have to see what they're like after waxing. Emily reckons I should have put more Teal in, but I like it the way it is.
Jyri, I shall have a poke, but I think I see what I did, and it might be one of those better left as is things tbh.
Just trying to figure out ideas for the heel and transition knots, pondering just making them out of the Charcoal, not sure...
And Ron, the person I made it for said I could break it in, so gave it a few careful cracks and am really happy with it, best so far (Well, since this is only my third, there is so much room for improvement it's not hard, haha).
Very nice looking whip Andrew.
A great third whip.
(full disclosure, I am not the Ron he made it for)
Andrew this is a beautiful whip nice job! I really like the colors.
Ron, I would try and petition for it if I were you
Andrew, it looks very nice, more so since it so early in your career. One thing to watch out for is on the twist, as you drop strands for the taper, take care that the strand that still has 2 cords does not straighten out and the single cord strand wraps around it. You want them to both spiral equally. Beautiful whip. seams look great, taper is good, I don't see any gaps or lumps. Love the coler. Good job, sir.
Ahhh, grammatically, I am correct I believe though. (Ron, the person I made it for said I could...) As apposed to (Ron, the person I made it for, said I could...) The addition of the comma in the second sentence transfers ownership onto a Ron, the first sentence, the one I used, does not, isntead it simply addresses a Ron .
Thanks for the kind words Mark, the mistake I made was to slip the 3rd strand into the second as I dropped it, creating one strand that had no filler, and the other that did, which broke the twist. I think next time I shall... Not sure, haha, will have to have a little think on that.
Really nice looking whip! I always give a whip a crack before it goes out, except big white ones