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Rachel, as far as I'm concerned, there is only one legitimate place for the colour pink: in a rose garden! (One of my favourite roses is a repeat-flowering climber called New Dawn - and extremely delicate plant, at its best when climbing up through an old apple tree.)
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Thanks, Craig, I may just do that! If not for this, then soon!

Mr. Robert, glad to see you :)
And, I just knew you were a man of good taste :D. I agree, a rose garden is indeed the best place for pink. I have seen photos of New Dawn, it is beautiful!!!
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Finally got the core done while in Minnesota and started the first belly,
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You go Sis! Need to show Efren your mgic tt maker.
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I am interested in the tapered twist.
Would love to know how to do it and the advantages for it.
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Thank you Brother Taylor! Will do :)

Hey Ron, thanks, the Tapered Twist is not difficult, I think Rhett Kelley has a youtube video on it as an end to a belly at least, and it is the same concept. You can search for it in the search box, too- and get much better in depth info...
The advantages are in my opinion, a cable-like dense core that is a solid base, and gives the thong a backbone, not stiff though. And it soaks up lots of wax, evenly distributing weight as it is tapered,.. Loosely quoting Roy Partin, on some of that, there!
I can take some pictures next time I make one.
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Whee, progress photos!

Tapered twist is an interesting thing, I'm yet to try it myself as a core. There's just one big caveat. Your hands will hate you after just a foot of twisting, at least that's my experience from making tapered artificial sinew crackers with my nerdy carpal tunnel hands :P


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Thanks Rachel that would be awesome!

Pokkis, that's why they invented power tools.
If there is a lot of twisting a hand drill could come in handy.

I've heard it works for twisting crackers.
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Post by Efren de Gala »

Rachel, your work looks so nice and crisp!
Pokkis, that's the exact reason why twisting anything fills me with trepidation.
I do have a particular drill which I have experience doing delicate work with, but things like this make me wish I had an extra set of hands. Robot hands.
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Rachels invention made me grab my drull and go for it. I can do a tt core in about ten min now. Love em. Rachels points above are why I dig it. And the Roy whip I have with a tt ending to the overlay set me on the path of doing that as well. Try it , youll like it!
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Love it! Where in Minnesota? My wife's from Mankato.
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Hi Craig! Sebeka, about 3.5 hour northwest of the cities and 2 hours straight east from Fargo, Nd. Somewhere up in the freezer box :) ;)
I was born and raised there, about 45 min. South of the headwaters of the mississipi river
Mankato is a nice place! Except when it's cold!
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Second belly
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Rachel, that looks magnificently straight - and very even. Well done!
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Rachel, that looks very straight!
I've never seen how a cow whip was made so thanks for the build photos.
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Thank you Mr. Robert!
Thanks Ron, though Do Not take my build photos as anything more than what has so far worked for me :). Everything I know came from WB, but I'm sure no high authority on cow whips ;)
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Efren, thank you! You do a very nice job, so I take that as a high compliment!
Pokkis you're right about the sore hands if doing that by hand. No way could I do that at all.


My husband took a little video over my shoulder. I thought he was just watching, that sneak!
Anyway here's the start:
Unless I undo the whole thing and put pink and green on there:
https://youtu.be/_anaEw33t3c
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Rachel, no wonder your whips turn out so nice.
All the care and attention to pulling tight and plaiting loose, awesome!
Now I know how it's done, thank you for sharing your video.
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It's not so much work a few inches down, but to set it up straight (for me, anyway) it is better to take a bit more time to get it right and tight on the first 3-4 inches or there will be gaps. On down its just pull, plait :)
Not much make you more wound up than get two feet down and turn over and see a pretty gap 3 inch from the top....
Did that already.... :D
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Rachel, or almost finished with the belly and see the gap then. *note to self, check back more often*
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