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A beautiful piece of art, Ethan!!!  Fantastic work!

Inch by inch.

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Excellent, Ethan!  Very nice indeed!

'Less is often more!'

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Thanks everyone!

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Fantastic work, Ethan!

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Working to complete the thong of whip #22 by the weekend. This will be a 5’ 16 plait two belly epoxied into a turned wooden handle that I will hopefully be able to create Sunday afternoon.
Tapered twist core and first belly in 10 plait:
https://i.ibb.co/D8yGdL3/1-D60703-F-8133-4545-A16-E-07-FFACCE2787.jpg
Second belly in 12 plait:
https://i.ibb.co/mNQGyYj/C628-ED30-3292-4930-873-E-7-CC7-EB6-C2-A32.jpg
Bound:
https://i.ibb.co/YXwgW5L/3-C41-BF6-F-8709-470-B-8-EDC-4677553-EF3-B4.jpg
I still have trouble keeping tension when transitioning to TT… any suggestions?

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ethan, looking very good!

You can try to make the first segment (1-2 Inches) of the 4 strand TT super tight. After some rolling, this usualy creats an even "transition of the tension" (the tightness of the first Inches of TT will "pull" on the 4 plait strands during the rolling).

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Just registered my truck for another year.
For the life of this truck , I'm sure all the fees having been paid are more than the cost of the truck. Gotta love government fees and regulations. tongue

Ron

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

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What truck do you have Ron?

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Any suggestions for the overly? The colors I have right now include:
Acid brown
Chocolate brown
A brown that is somewhere in between those
Black
Midnight blue
Red
A bit of green
Some gold
White

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ethan, for what it's worth, my vote would be for acid brown - especially with a wooden handle.

'Less is often more!'

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I want to do some pattern work with two colors

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ben Varsek wrote:

Ethan, looking very good!

You can try to make the first segment (1-2 Inches) of the 4 strand TT super tight. After some rolling, this usualy creats an even "transition of the tension" (the tightness of the first Inches of TT will "pull" on the 4 plait strands during the rolling).

I will give that a shot next time. Thanks Ben!

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ethan Mitchell wrote:

I want to do some pattern work with two colors.

In that case, Ethan, I'd go for whichever brown is more different from the 'acid brown' as the second colour - but definitely not white!

'Less is often more!'

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Well, after three late nights I have a completed 5’2” 16plait thong with a served english eye in acid brown. I don’t believe I have used this color cord yet, so I’m curious how it will look after waxing. I made a cracker out of some serving material to experiment. I don’t know what it is made out of.
https://i.ibb.co/Ht98tqX/D297-E40-C-78-B1-4798-A274-EA943-BB819-B1.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/RTTTH2d/E546-F603-2859-4-AD3-B872-86-D2-AA62-F88-E.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/jbPk704/29309720-197-B-4202-8654-DC4-C47-E99515.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/1X1KXfd/0-B65-AB29-2-B9-C-4-FA3-AD33-459-D1-C3-F1-F02.jpg

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Well, Ethan, before waxing I think that looks great!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Good job, Ethan.
It looks very much the business.

When it's time, let me know how it cracks.

Ron

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

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Ethan, that looks great!!!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thanks everyone!
I meant to show the plaiting pattern that I used. https://i.ibb.co/3crPJ6D/78-C24-CA3-17-A9-459-B-9899-10-AC93-A8-F360.jpg
I went over to a friend’s place this afternoon. He has a nice big lathe. I turned a few things. One I turned out of a piece of black palm, it was really annoying. Very splintery.
https://i.ibb.co/CMM5DrJ/16-BAE2-D0-5-F55-4768-A022-D3-A7-EEE65-C27.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/FHqj6KQ/C3-F8-EFB1-9832-405-A-BE92-E8-ED23-D615-ED.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/ZVcFkM7/A8162-DDE-5-E4-C-4-B9-C-B8-C5-2612345-BBF72.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/q1y0BdQ/D81-D56-C2-DE15-44-A3-9517-15-C209702-CE8.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/1dsqt5j/B88-BE129-2-C00-4-BE1-9-EDC-3-C415699-B029.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/C736TZH/75373-A86-FBDD-470-A-9-EB9-DDED1988016-A.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/BfrzG3X/7794-E6-FE-00-FE-4-CFE-B966-72-E4-F6-DBB61-E.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/bv9yLdP/344-C66-BA-2-D89-4439-8467-E65-FB3-E1-D4-F4.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/bB3CstP/C3-D76-EB8-DC9-F-4-FA2-A904-6687241-E37-F5.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/hLkmZnR/F6028-F19-B6-D9-41-E6-80-A6-12-F53944365-B.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/HFC7hS6/774-FE4-A4-8-BE6-48-F4-8-FD0-D5221-CEB1-A4-E.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/wCcrW0t/F050-BA31-BFAB-46-FB-9530-8-AA8-ABDFFFFE.jpg

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Two of the handles I turned were supposed to be cow whip style, but I wasn’t able to get the hole strait so I messed both of them up, so now they will be bullwhip handles tongue
If I can get the holes for the spring steel straight anyway…

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."
- Albert Einstein

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Ethan, that would require a far steadier hand than I have!  And I imagine the fibrous nature of palm makes it almost impossible to work....

'Less is often more!'