Topic: Alex's whips/Making of
Starting up a build thread here. I'll be starting off with my current whip build. This will be whip number 5 for me. I think I'll call it "The Green Machine"
Starting with the core, I used a 12 inch nail as a handle foundation. The core is shot loaded with 6mm chrome ball bearings loaded into 650 paracord which is then loaded into 3/8" sinker cord. The sinker cord overlaps the nail by about 5 inches. I used hockey tape to give the artificial sinew a more grippy surface. I bound this transition very tightly with a lot of sinew to make the transition as rigid as possible. I did bind the rest of the sinker cord to make it more round after I took this photo.
Here is it is with the first belly on and all bound up. The first belly was done in 8 plait and does not run the length of the core.
Square start to the 2nd belly. 14 plait. My first time doing a twisted transition. I forgot to get a good photo of that bit.
So here's the overlay which is not complete. I may backtrack a bit as I want to get my patterning right down the thong. Quare start, 20 plait braid. I originally took the first photo to show someone what all is involved in a 20 plait braid haha.
And that's as far as I've gotten. I'm really excited for this one. I can already tell it's going to perform much better than any whip I've made so far.
Let me know what y'all think!