Topic: My whips and current project
I haven't been the best at taking pictures of my earlier work. The majority have been given as gifts, wall hanging decoration, or torn back apart because I wasn't happy with the outcome. Below is one I remembered to take a picture of when I was at my buddies house.
I didn't think to take any of my current whip throughout construction. I will next time because I'd appreciate some feedback. Here is a picture of the overlay. This was to be a 6' whip, with 1' handle, taper twisted core, 8 and 12 plait bellies with 16 plait overlay, and a 4pt fall hitch. Things didn't quite go according to plan. Somewhere my math was bad and I had to adjust the overlay a bit more than I would have liked.
I ended up with a 5.5' whip with a 6pt fall hitch. After my third attempt I gave up on the 4 plait and back things up and went with a 6pt fall hitch. I think it would benefit from a taper twisted fall, but my skills are not quite there yet.
While I was trying to decide what to do next, I came up with this
Rather than try and sculpt leather, I counter sunk the wooden ball. I'm thinking a few nails and some gorilla glue should do the trick.
Waiting for the glue to dry before starting the heel knot. I'll post some pictures after waxing.