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About OTKentucky

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  1. OTKentucky

    Handle plaiting

    Thank you for the advice. I have searched Youtube and the only video clips that I cant find are ones where at least 12 to 16 strands are being used. Quite honestly that many strands confuse me. I am wanting to start small and am looking for a 4 to 6 strand. Have you seen any that start with smaller strands??? Bill
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    Handle plaiting

    Yes sir I think I understand the math involved and you handle covering technique where you "interweave" is very unique and I commend you for coming up with it. However, I am wanting to learn to to hold the strands in my hands braiding them together much like the whip makers do when covering their cores. I just wanted to see some tutorials where someone uses less strands. Thank you for your response
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    Handle plaiting

    I have many of the plaiting and braiding books and I still can't get the hang of covering handles with braided leather from the written descriptions. I have seen several videos on utube and other sites showing whip braiders doing all sorts of wonderful braiding with as many as 16-24 strands. Hey I want to start small and work my way up. I would love to see a tutorial, preferably a video of someone covering a handle in a 4 strand diamond braid. I feel that I should start small them move up by twos, to a 6 then an 8 etc... Then hopefully after mastering this I can be able to decipher the written instructions to attempt the more difficult handle braids. Does anyone here have such a tutorial or know where to find one. Or maybe someone would like to make one to help out the newbies such as me. ) Thanks in advance for the help...you all do such wonderful work and I hope to maybe someday be just half as talented as most of you. Bill
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    Covering handles for crops and other items

    I have been trying for years to learn how to do a diamond braid...never quite learning how from the many braiding books that just can't quite explain how. Your pictures are great, I think I can finally do it now. Many thanks!!! ) Bill