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I love it!!!  Waxing added more depth to an already awesome work.  That heel knot looks very comfortable!

Inch by inch.

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Ethan, Rachel is right: waxing adds much more depth - which I think is a great improvement. The heel knot is wonderful!

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Thanks everyone!

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Hey guys,
I have given the whip a thorough test cracking. And it seems that the fiberglass handle has cracked down towards where it gets very thin(at the tip in can fit inside a four plait). sad So I plan on cutting the thong off and putting it in a wood handle. And I guess I can finish off the remainder of the old handle and include it as a stick of death. tongue

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ahhh, man, that sucks. That was a pretty cool looking whip, too.

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."- Isaac Asimov

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Arrrhhh... It could have been fun to win a whip with such a long handle - judt for trying it

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Flemming,
I know right? I guess I should have waited to see if the handle could stand the stress before announcing that, sorry!

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ethan, that stinks...sorry to hear it. sad

Yeah, that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by...

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What a pity! It looked so interesting....

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Sorry to hear that Ethan!

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Ethan , do not say sorry to me. You are the one who I should say sorry to. You have had all the work

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Hey guys!
So I got some wood handled whips finished.
The first one uses the thong from whip #11 which two big problems: an extremely tight keeper, and the fiberglass rod that slipped up towards the keeper leaving the heel knot without anything under it.
http://i.imgur.com/ge1bd51l.jpg
And I finally was able to make a handle for whip #13:
http://i.imgur.com/BpP2PeZl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ArpTdZCl.jpg
This handle I just coated with poly. No stain this time. The cup did turn out a bit thick tongue

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Those look very nice Ethan. Good work.

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."- Isaac Asimov

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Ethan, those look very good, especially the second one.
Thicker is better than broke. There's tons of stress on the walls of a cup.
Good job.

Ron

As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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They look very nice, Ethan smile

Run, you clever boy
...and be a Doctor!

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Looks nice ethan

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They look great Ethan!

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Nice work!

Yeah, that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by...

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Ethan, they look very good!  Some woods you can just put a coat of wax and melt it in with a hairdryer or heat gun too if you need an alternative. 

You are only going to get better.  I have no doubt, you will continue to progress quickly.

Inch by inch.

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...and I am kind of more partial to #12, it is quite remnicient of some of the older cow whips I have mended.  It is unique.

Inch by inch.