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Indiana Jones Whip Questions For The Whipmakers

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Hello Whipmakers.

I was curious if anyone could explain how the foundation for the palm knot (not the transition knot) is built up or what the dimensions need to be. Most of those I have seen seem to have a unique shape. Is the foundation built up with shaped leather or layered waxed thread? What thickness of strand is needed generally for covering the foundation and how many bights/parts is the knot supposed to be? I have made a couple of kangaroo hide whips now and would like to make an Indy style whip next.

Also, it seems some of the handles I have seen are thinner in the middle of the diamond plait area and then gradually get thicker at the handle/thong transition. Is this area also supposed to be built up differently?


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