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Ron May wrote:

Nice job. It looks like it will crack well.
Is the handle bare wood? It might age nicely and darken with hand oils for an antique patina.


Ron

Ron the initial test in the garden got some good cracks smile
Yes just bare wood, the handle was actually covered in paint splashes so I gave it a sand down to clean it up, wasn't too fussed beyond that as it was a test whip that I will be keeping for myself.

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Nice work, Ross. Starting to expect that of you, now. cool

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I agree Mark.
Ross, you have raised the bar for your self.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Well done!
Have you tryed to taper those handles?

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Very nice, Ross! 

To my eye, both handle and thong look slightly 'heavy' for a 5-foot stockwhip - but then I like heavy whips, and find some stockwhips far too light!

'Less is often more!'

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Robert Gage wrote:

Very nice, Ross! 

To my eye, both handle and thong look slightly 'heavy' for a 5-foot stockwhip - but then I like heavy whips, and find some stockwhips far too light!

Robert the handle probably is a bit heavier than normal being a broom handle, for the thong I did my usual even taper which is probably not the 'done way' either. I think you would like the weight of this smile

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Jyri Haveri wrote:

Well done!
Have you tryed to taper those handles?

Jyri besides the bit where the keeper attaches all I've done is sand them to clean them up smile

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Mark Elliott wrote:

Nice work, Ross. Starting to expect that of you, now. cool

Mark thank you that really means a lot coming from you

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Thank you everyone this was certainly different from what in used too smile

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Ross, I'm very, very impressed by the high quality of your work!
If I'm counting right, the Stockwhip is whip nummber 21 - it's amazing how fast you are imrooving - WOW!

Ben

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Ben Varsek wrote:

Ross, I'm very, very impressed by the high quality of your work!
If I'm counting right, the Stockwhip is whip nummber 21 - it's amazing how fast you are imrooving - WOW!

Ben

Ben thank you so much smile
you are absolutely right the stockwhip is number 21

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https://i.imgur.com/VL7DViF.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/A1h8INC.jpg
Here is the twin to my broom handle stockwhip, thanks to this I finally had a go at two handed cracking smile

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Well done!

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Ross, that's a very good pair and your two handed whipcracking video shows that they perform very good - my compliments to your work!

Ben

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Jyri and Ben thank you smile I'm back to my Bullwhips now after this little experiment, I have to say two handed cracking is quite relaxing at the same time as being a good even workout big_smile

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Whip number #23
This one was made for my sister in law's father. Its a 6ft whip with a stuffed core that's bound in artificial sinue with a 16 plait overlay. I used this whip as a test for a budget range, I gave it an initial crack and it doesn't take to much effort. I will give it a proper test when the weather clears up.
https://i.imgur.com/Cjp9zaF.jpg

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Ross, I'm looking forward to hear about your final test results.
The whip looks good, I realy like the skull in the heel knot!

Ben

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Well done, escpecially with the concho!

What is your stuffed core?

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Nice job Ross.

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Whip #24 this is the second whip for one customer (we love repeat orders smile)
It's a 6ft 16 plait Bullwhip with 2 bellies and a tt core, fancy handle plait with a silver ferrule and a K in the heel knot.
https://i.imgur.com/M44IyEM.jpg

She rolls out smoothly and cracks with ease smile

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