Topic: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

In this thread, Ben will post his making of pictures. The finished whip will be presented in the Makers and Masters Gallery. If you have questions on materials, braiding, patterns and what ever... Post it here!. If you like to comment on a finished whip... Post it here. The Galleries will be only what they're called - Galleries.

When you are exited on something - post it here. If you like to say how much you like something - or not - post it here. All comments which are made in the respective Masters Gallery will be simply deleted. The galleries will be like an exhibition. The whip, the art, the name of the whip. Not more. If you want to say something... You know where to post, right?

Thank you for your cooperation!


I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Here are some making of pictures of a 5 foot, 20 plait snake whip. It's the same "formula" as the dog shelter donation whip.

The core consits of one single lead loaded strand of paracord. This picture shows the first layer of open loop binding:


I'm using 5 layers of binding on the core and on each belly (2 layers of open loop and 3 layers of closed loop binding on top of each other). Therefore, there are overall 20 layers of binding in this construction.

here you can see beginning of the first (8 plait) belly:


Square start of the third and final belly (16 plait)




All the best


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Cool Ben! So very cool!

- Two clowns are eating a cannibal, when one says to the other, "I think we have this joke wrong somehow"


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Very nice job Ben.


I sent that 'Ancestry' site some information on my family tree.
They sent me back a pack of seeds and suggested that I just start over.


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Very cool.


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Tank y'all very much!

All the best


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Ben, very well done!!!

Inch by inch.


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Ah.. So clean.


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Wonderfully meticulous work, Ben!  smile


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Ben - I don't know how you do it so I am just impressed.

It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice (Eddie Cantor 1892-1964)


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Beautiful work as always, Ben.


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Jyri Haveri wrote:

Ah.. So clean.

That's exactly what I was thinking - very clean plaiting.  Well done, Ben!

Common sense is now so uncommon that it should be officially reclassified as a super power...


Re: The "Making of" Gallery - Ben Varsek

Thank all of you very much smile!

All the best