Andrew VW's Whip Builds and Whips thread.

Le'me see... Whips, whips and - whips!
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Post by Andrew Van Werkhoven »

Thanks Rachel, and noted. I did have a whip with white in it planned, but not for anyone in particular, haha, a little scared of touching white, lol.
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Nice work, Andrew.
I'll give it a try, Dad, but it's going to be really hard...kind of like trying to saw something in half using a banana.
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Really nice work!
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Yes, very nice indeed. Far ahead of where I was for my third whip!
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That looks super, Andrew!
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6' Bullwhip, TT core, TT fall using what I think is Rachel's method, the images were broken, but her words I think I understood. 16 plait overlay. Overlay and bellies plaited from tip, and from hook.

It cracks a treat :)

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Post by Sir Roger Tuson »

I do like those blues together. I've done an 11' Bull in very similar colours.

That looks very nice there, Andrew. I am still to try reverse plaiting or from the hook.
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Post by Andrew Van Werkhoven »

Thank you Sir Roger. I think I prefer from the hook, now I'm starting to get the swing of it.
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Very nice, Andrew, good work indeed. I had to try my hand at longer whips as well but to be honest, I don't think they are worth the effort. Of course, I'm getting a bit long in the tooth and have arthritis in shoulders and wrists and the longer whips are just too heavy for me to use comfortably. Lots of folks really like them though. They are fun for a few cracks, though, and watching them roll on and on and on until it finally cracks is pretty cool, too.
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10' bull whip. Three bellies, iron bark handle, English Eye.

It cracks a dream, but is so heavy, I'm really going to feel it tomorrow haha.
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Post by Ron May »

Hey Andrew, it's so good to see you. :)

Very nicely done. Substantial and slow, my kind of whip.

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Andrew, that looks fantastic! My kind of whip as well! :)
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Post by Mark Elliott »

That's a fine looking whip, Andrew. I really like the handle. that's a pretty nice waxing setup as well.
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I agree. That's a great waxing system.


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Post by Rachel McCollough »

Hi Andrew!!! I LOVE this whip!!! Very, VERY nice!!!
Inch by inch.
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Post by Jyri Haveri »

Hello Andrew!

Nice looking whip! Try to add some weight in the end of the handle for balance. Full weight forward whips hit hard but gives wrists good beating as well.
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Post by Ben Varsek »

Andrew, very, very good job!

I realy like how the thong transitions into the handle, it looks superb!

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Post by Andrew Van Werkhoven »

Thanks! It's such a joy to crack (although I did get myself across the back of the legs once, and that was less joyful :lol:)
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