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Very nice indeed, Hayes!  smile

I have long thought 6 1/2 feet was an ideal length for a 'shorter' bullwhip.  (I find 6 feet just too short.)

'Less is often more!'

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Very nice job, Hayes.

Ron

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

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A whip to be proud of!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thanks to you all for taking the time. 

With as many methods as there are makers, I thought I would share my latest binding tensioner and holding clamp.  Of course this could change but good for now.

Here is my artificial sinew on the same holder I use to hold paracord spools.  By running it sinew through an old catalog and placing a couple of weights on it, I can easily adjust the tension when binding.
https://i.postimg.cc/L5XfBQCN/IMG-1036.jpg

A small parallel clamp with a cleat screwed to it and a small vise found in a yard sale for hold a project while plaiting.
https://i.postimg.cc/dVdNFV2R/IMG-1034.jpg

Looking north from one of the bays while kayaking.
https://i.postimg.cc/5yCKt9cM/IMG-1040.jpg

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Hayes, what a nice simple way of doing it.
I like simple, it matches my mind.

Great photo.

Ron

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

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Our oldest daughter had purchased a roll of paracord to re-build some aluminum frame chairs and decidedd after one, no more.  She has been well aware of the whip cracking and making that goes on here so passed the roll along to me and requested a whip.  This is what I came up with.  6'4" thong, staggered paracord core, 10p belly, 14p overlay.  Easy to crack and not yet waxed.

https://i.postimg.cc/qqDR9Lvm/IMG-1055.jpg

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Golly, Hayes, that's real 'glow in the dark' stuff!  Well done!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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I really like this whip especially the handle.
This is a classic Rutherford whip.

Ron

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

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excellent work, Hayes.

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

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Thanks guys.  I'm fine with colors that suggest leather and would not have reached out to purchase this one at this point.  That said, I started another and plan to drop out the "glow in the dark" at 10p.