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Hayes you have come a long way smile

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This is whip #15 for me.  Its made of  recycled paracord from an actual parachute  mentioned previously.  Well, it looks like old paracord and probably  a pro would not waste their time on it.  I still hope to paint the handle with camo colors and apply some white numbers and maybe a star or two.  The core is 10 strands of un gutted cord, a 12p belly and 16p overlay.  Binding was applied to both core and first belly but mainly just the transition area.  No additional weighting and I'm liking the result.  Also a few wood bowls I was working on.

https://i.postimg.cc/XvvXXL56/IMG-0952.jpg

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Good job Hayes.
I like the handle design. It looks very ergonomic and comfortable.
Keeping this one clean might be a challenge, but I like white whips.
It makes it easier to follow with the eyes.

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Looking good, love that handle design!

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

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Thank you folks, 

Ron, I'll try to keep it clean but no worries if I can't.  Maybe some occasional brushing and an application of furniture wax and it will get a darker patina.  The 50 year old paracord liked the hot wax.

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Very nice work, I look forward to seening the paint job.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Beautiful whip, I love the handle

Yes I wear a hat, no my names not Indiana Jones...........

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Hayes, your whip's  look and perform very, very good - congratulations!

I'm also looking forward to see the painted handle.

Ben

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Very nice whip !!!!!

Inch by inch.

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Well I never got around to painting the handle of the recycled parachute whip. Got busy and just couldn't bring myself to spend any more time on it.  I did manage to finish another similar whip with a core of un gutted paracord, a 12 p belly, and 16p overlay.  The handle is oak, and the ferrule is tightly wound silver wire (in a slight recess) saturated with CA glue.  The finish is dark walnut Bri wax burnished in while spinning in the lathe (went right over the nice shiny wire too) It ended up 6'4", with a 16" fall. It is much fun to crack!   Still no plaiting variations, maybe someday.

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What? No Photos! I look forward to seeing it, Hayes.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Must have got lost in the cloud smile

I'll try again.

https://i.postimg.cc/yd13FMHG/IMG-0981.jpg

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Very nice indeed, Hayes!  The handle is really elegant!  Thanks!

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you.  Robert, it wasn't that long ago you suggested the shape of my early handles allow for a bit more pivot in the hand, and I fully agree. While many variations may work,  making these handles by hand on a lathe makes small tweaks easy.

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Very nice, Hayes.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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I'm very glad if my comment helped, Hayes.  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Very nice job Hayes.

I really like the signature metal band .

Ron

It's ok if you disagree with me.
I can't force you to be right.

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Beautiful whip Hayes smile

Yes I wear a hat, no my names not Indiana Jones...........

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That is a fine looking whip, and I really love that handle!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thanks all for taking the time.  I'm planning to make another similar in all black with oak handle.  Several years ago, I milled an oak log and made several timbers that were 3 x 3" about 6' long.  They twisted and checked a bit so not optimal for furniture, but there will be many nice sections for handles.