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Topic: First Build in a While

It has been quite a while since I had the chance to get another whip build in, and I'm really proud of how this one came out.

Added a few diamond plait sections as well as some birds eye on the thong of this whip. It really adds something to it.

http://i.imgur.com/Pdub0at.jpg

I also added a leather ferrule which I tooled and painted with the logo for the customer's daughter's college.

http://i.imgur.com/WiM72ga.jpg

Lastly, because Washburn University is in Topeka, Kansas, I used a Kansas state quarter in lieu of a concho on the heel of this whip.
http://i.imgur.com/M1uABGP.jpg

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Re: First Build in a While

Nice work, Jesse. I like the leather ferrule a lot.

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Thanks Mark. I enjoy blending my hobbies like that.

I should mention, the top picture was before I rolled it. I ended up rolling it, coiling it and putting it in a box. I took the pics at 4:15ish and UPS picks up from my job at around 4:00, so I rolled it, and then rushed to get it boxed up and ready to go, totally forgetting to take a picture after it was rolled.

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Re: First Build in a While

Great plaiting design! This and the ferrule make a real eyecatcher wink

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Thanks Wolfgang. I was a little nervous about the color combination at first, but I am really happy with how it looks. And it does look even better in person. I have three more builds to get done by the end of the month (maybe four if I think I can squeeze it in). That one I have to do some research for though.

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Jesse, that looks great! I like the colors very much, and Marks's right - the ferrule makes it. Nice work.

If you drop the baby, fake a seizure...

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Thanks Scott. I'm very happy with this one. I can't wait to hear what the customer thinks of it.

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Really pretty, a little bird said something about steampunk?  Iā€™m looking forward to that story...spoilers

If you fall, I'll be there.
                            ~Floor

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Re: First Build in a While

Looking good Jesse!

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Jessie, yes somebody may have mentioned something...lol

Thanks Jyri. Im just waiting to find iut what the customer thinks.

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
          -Mark Twain

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Very nice.  Like the leather ferrule idea.

Here's wishing you find time for the things you want to do, and for the things you need to do.
We see ourselves in our children and hope for a better future.

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I can see what you mean about being nervous of the colour choice, but it turned out great. And that Ferrule is perfect for it smile

Practice does not actually make perfect; Perfect practice makes perfect.