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Thank y’all!
Mr. Robert, yes, sir and yes, sir!  Garret and Drizabone!

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Finally back to shop in the midst of COVID-19 in our area. 

Four handles just needing more sanding, one needing a little more shaping, then ready to drill and finish...

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

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Rachel, it's still hard to believe that those are the product of your hands and not a machine. smile
Impressive.

Ron

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Great stuff, Rachel!

'Less is often more!'

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Your handles are works of art in their own right!

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

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Thank y’all, very much!
New pictures of new whips coming soon!
Now, for a fix up:

Rachel McCollough wrote:

Oh look, a black bull lurking around the pine tree!
8’ 16 plait black.  Ebony knob with TH cover. 
https://i.imgur.com/rhFrA5h.jpg

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

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

This whip came back for a little fix up.  The young owner wished to change the fall to a different weight and length, and could use a hand. 

After a little thinking, the whip now has a new top on it that is a little more user friendly. 
Included is a little instruction video for the owner. 
He will have his whip back in hand soon, with a few more tools added. 

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

How to change the fall:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmwebGD … e=youtu.be

And, the cracker:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD_R8aT … e=youtu.be

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Pure beauty. I love the simplicity and sleekness of this style.




(Rachel, your links didn't work so I fixed them. I hope that's alright.)

Ron

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A double thank you, Ron!!!

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A whip that came to me to mend. 


https://youtu.be/0iTEmf27hGo

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A whip that came to me to mend. 
https://i.imgur.com/Thb6sWo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9bA16HQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8ECuebC.jpg


https://youtu.be/0iTEmf27hGo


These work well for me to take to work and work on.

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I wonder how old that whip is.
It might be a challenge, but you are more than able to repair it.

Ron

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Ron, my husband said he knows it is at least 30 years old.

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Rachel, the black bullwhip looks absolutely fantastic in both the original and in the new version. Even tough you are making such a huge spectrum of different whips, whipdesigns and styles, they all have your handwriting. Just by looking at the picture of this bullwhip, I could tell that it's a Wolf Creek whip.

Thank you very much for sharing the pictures of that seasoned cow whip. Whips like this one are a pice of synthetic whip history.
People ususaly didn't buy cow whips as a "wallhanger" but as a tool to be used. The fact that you will bring this whip back to life after all these years is phenomenal.

Ben

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Ben, thank you very much! 
That’s right, a tool to be used!

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Waxing a whip, stamped some handles. 

A new handle for  Lonnie’s old whip.  Granadillo.
https://i.imgur.com/6FgHS8V.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UkkD4k4.jpg


Playing with some whips and working, too.
https://i.imgur.com/C3931od.jpg


Shop work. 
https://i.imgur.com/UqZOyRm.jpg

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Beautiful work as always, Rachel. That Granadillo is gorgeous!

Hey! Let's be careful out there."

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Just beautiful.

Ron

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Great photos, Rachel! 

I had to google 'granadillo'.  It seems to refer to a variety of woods - for example, 'a species of flowering tree native to Cuba and Jamaica', or another, also known as 'Mexican Rosewood'.  It's gorgeous!

'Less is often more!'

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To me that wood almost looks like tiger wood.

Ron

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Thank you!  Here are a couple more pictures of it:
https://i.imgur.com/6BfEODo.jpg

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


Cow whip, 30 years old, repaired the tip and put the Bois D’arc handle from Lonnie’s whip onto this one, as the Bois D’arc is definitely a traditional type material and handle. 
https://i.imgur.com/PerwEOI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bc9c33j.jpg

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