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This is certainly a special whip handle.
The amount of craft and hand bead work is awesome.
I can't even imagine the hours it took to do it.
I think they are going to love it.

Ron

People who misuse the words burro and burrow, don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

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Looking good, Jessie.

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Ah that‘s for my good friend Renate with whom I do whipcracking practice near a river where she lives and she‘s usually the one who is filming my videos smile
Westernstageprops paracords  she brought from a USA vacation including a trip to Las Vegas started it all for us wink

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Yes it is for Renate.  I hope she loves it.  I formed the knot foundation for the accent knot and another layer of epoxy seals it all.  I think I might go ahead and form the heel knot foundation today too and get that epoxied and drying before putting it all together.  I should have done it last night, but I was busy struggling with the idea of epoxy over the beadwork.  I’m glad now that I did it.

The epoxied handle with counterweights

https://i.imgur.com/otqf6Ob.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/AH15Mpn.jpg

If you fall, I'll be there.
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Wow, I've never seen anything like it. Jessie, that's fantastic!

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

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Thanks smile

If you fall, I'll be there.
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Very nice Jessie!

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I like to tie as many knots as I can before building the thong.   It's much easier to tighten without a big long tail flopping around.  So, here is the handle with the heel counter weighted and built up: 
https://i.imgur.com/UNXnHEx.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/SfYxYcm.jpg

And with the knots tied:
https://i.imgur.com/wR4ni9f.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wqYzXVA.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/reGYBXT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/DzvLQnn.jpg

The hardest part is done.  Now, time to build!

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

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Looks really good Jessie.

Ron

People who misuse the words burro and burrow, don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

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Even better!

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

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Sweet!

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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You make it look so easy Jessie, that's amazing work.

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

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And here is the next step:  The core bound, and the first belly being started:

https://i.imgur.com/abmkStJ.jpg

And the first belly bound and the whole works epoxied into the handle. 

https://i.imgur.com/brFjRIJ.jpg

Until next time...

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

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Nice plaiting gloves. smile
I sometimes use something similar depending on the cord. Some cord is
more abrasive then others.

Ron

People who misuse the words burro and burrow, don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

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These have rubber grips.  I can pull super tight.  I got 3 pair on amazon for 15$.  The rubber will wear off after a while where the cord rubs.  Of course, pink is my color, but the colors are due to the fact that I need kid sizes.  You have to make sure they are rubber grip though.  I have ordered some before that was a kind of lame plastic.  Worthless.

If you fall, I'll be there.
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Is the grey part the rubber? I initially thought it was a synthetic suede or something similar...

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

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Scott, yeah.  The gray part is rubber.  I cut off the tips. 

So, it's all done.  6 foot overall length with Czech glass beads hand woven on the handle.  Plaited from the tip with an english eye in sassy red.  I think it's a sexy whip.  It's plenty stiff and will need a little breaking in, but cracks very nice.  It can dance a little better once it limbers up. 

https://i.imgur.com/Qs49ak3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/AVr7w8Z.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9w3N1BJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aAzkn9k.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VeLm2Vc.jpg

If you fall, I'll be there.
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Absolutely stunning, Jessie. Ron, I wasn't paying attention to where I was and posted in the "Gallery" instead of the "making of gallery," Could you fix that for me?

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Mark Elliott wrote:

Absolutely stunning, Jessie. Ron, I wasn't paying attention to where I was and posted in the "Gallery" instead of the "making of gallery," Could you fix that for me?

ummm...me too

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thanks, and, got it smile

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