Topic: Whip #5 by Nate Mayer
Here’s my fifth attempt. I planned this one out instead of going by Nick’s strands lengths. This is my first time planning and controlling the taper. I gotta say, I understand things a lot more now and I’m incredibly happy with the way it’s turning out.
The core. There is a shorter strand inside of the longer strand, folded at center point and twisted till it drops to two strands on one side and one strand on the other. Then the doubled up strand inserts into the single strand to get the steps down to single.
I made these vice jaws with cutting board material from my job. I lined the insides of the radius’s with a rubber tape, so it holds the whip very securely with very little closing pressure on the vice so no deforming the thong. The blue tape is just a drop locator and was removed when I plaited down to it.
I’ll be starting the overlay soon, not sure the colors yet. Thanks for checking this out. I hope everyone is well.