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Topic: Please post your donation... HERE!

As the title says - please post pictures and a description right into this thread. Just remember - nobody expects perfection from you. Just do your best. Do it with passion. The doggies are the winners!

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Here's my offering for the pups for this year.

This is Buckaroo, a cow whip that has an 8-foot thong and a 16-inch Bocote handle. It has a twisted-tapered core and two plaited bellies, one a 4-plait and the other an 8 plait, of deerskin, and a 12-plait overlay of black and blue kangaroo. The fall is 24 inches and made of latigo, and the cracker is bonded nylon and is 8 inches long. The first foot of the overlay is in a gaucho plait that transitions to a herringbone for most of the remainder of the thong. There is a short section of birds eye plait at around the 2-foot point of the thong. There is a standard 6 strand fall hitch on the whip instead of a twisted taper end to the thong that is more common with cow whips. The overall length of the whip is around 12 feet from heel to the end of the cracker.

https://i.imgur.com/Mps16bU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CtfCEzJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Dr6FwG2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9RFiMuT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Y4D8Rlu.jpg

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! To all of you who are donating! Thank you! The doggies won't be able to say that, but I say thank you for them smile I already mentioned it and I say it again: The smallest and tiniest whip group ever does lottery for years now and donated a whole lot of money for dog shelters. Other groups - who have 10, 20 and 50 times more members than we have here (Facebokk groups...) did and do nothing.

We may be the smalles whip group on the planet, yes. But we can be proud of what we do, right?


Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Here is Mr. Robert's donation. He's doing a lot of on the road stuff and asked that I post it for him.

Here is my contribution to the 2019 Dog Shelter campaign:

This is a 5 foot nylon stock whip by Einar Stephenson, which I bought on eBay in 2015 for $100.  It's forest green & desert tan, with one plaited belly, a 16-plait overlay and an 18 inch fiberglass handle.  The handle is also 16-plait, with a grapevine keeper knot.  It has Einar's characteristic egg-shaped heel knot, which is very comfortable to hold.

Einar wrote at the time: 'This whip is designed with a very fast action and weighs in at 430 grams. It will serve well for fast routines and is balanced to crack easily. The material used to construct the whip is type II 650 nylon Paracord.'

When Robby came to visit me (was it that year, or the next?) he tried this whip and pronounced it 'very good', adding, 'Don't get rid of this one!'  But, as I've said, I haven't actually used it for at least two years, and during that time have acquired several more whips, at least one of which is very like this one - so this one will go to the dogs! smile

https://i.imgur.com/4yRXeUQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Eb1r98W.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OpwaU7Z.jpg

Ron

I was going to post a time traveling joke, but y'all didn't like it.

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Thanks very much for pasting this in here, Ron!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Awesome fellas!  Robert, that's very generous of you, and Mark, that is a gorgeous whip!

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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Thanks, Tyler.

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Working furiously to finish my whip this weekend.  Just need to do the overlay, the handle leather, and the knots.  Here's what it will represent.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/171-0426105725-10429440_gal_zpskaujuzej.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/Screenshot_20190816-172216_YouTube_zpshmez0tse.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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https://youtu.be/0JPnR7C8mZQ

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Can't wait to see it Craig, that's a great set up!

Yaprimascharif, Yahasanna Hadisany, elafinas tabachu, Dari chalemy elasin!

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I'm curious, too...! smile

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Do we have three whips, this time? Well, Robert said in another post that he's going to donate, too. That makes it four, right? The drawing will be a short one in September.

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Robby, my donation whip is here - please see Post #4.  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Robby Amper wrote:

Do we have three whips, this time? Well, Robert said in another post that he's going to donate, too. That makes it four, right? The drawing will be a short one in September.

Robby

More are in progress, though has been hindered due to drawn out paramedic testing.  Should be done soon.

Inch by inch.

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Ok, just finished.  So let me tell everyone my intent.  This whip is supposed to represent the iconic Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western character, The Man with No Name (even though they clearly said in For a Few Dollars More that his name was Mandrake).  The intent was for the overlay to mimic his poncho.  However, depending on the lighting, his poncho can look more brown or more green.  Coincidentally enough, I found a color of paracord that appears the same.  Even more, I had to use two hanks and apparently due to different dye lots, one looks more brown and one looks more green. 

The handle is wrapped in leather to represent his wrist brace.  I wanted to give the whip a more rough and tumble western feel, so I used a leather end cap in place of the heel knot with a paracord handle wrap to keep it in place.  Yeah.  It had nothing to do with the fact that my heel knots suck.  neutral

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190818_155221_zpsip7gyj6t.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190818_155248_zpstdz93q1i.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190818_155300_zpstvtautub.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Damn.  Those pics suck.  Let's try this again.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190818_161003_zpseoj8xs63.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Green indoors, brown outdoors.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/Craig_Frank/whips/20190818_161407_zpsng6ynfl9.jpg

If I can't run fast, I'll make slow look impressive.
"By the power of ibuprofen!"

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Craig, I think this does capture something of the spirit of the film!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Nice work,, Craig.

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Great donations!
I should get mine done asap!
If it wont go well i'll have a backup plan.