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Lessons in This Class

21 Lessons (2h 28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:04
    • 2. Tools for Snakewhip Making

      5:29
    • 3. The Core

      3:33
    • 4. The First Belly

      9:37
    • 5. The Second Belly

      21:32
    • 6. The Overlay Part 1

      12:55
    • 7. The Overlay Part 2

      7:04
    • 8. The Overlay Part 3

      4:33
    • 9. The Overlay Part 4

      6:41
    • 10. The Fall Hitch Part 1

      6:36
    • 11. The Fall Hitch Part 2

      7:58
    • 12. Sealing The End

      8:04
    • 13. Heel Knot Foundation

      8:46
    • 14. The Heel Knot Part 1

      8:00
    • 15. The Heel Knot Part 2

      9:17
    • 16. The Heel Knot Part 3

      4:33
    • 17. The Heel Knot Part 4

      3:55
    • 18. Waxing The Whip

      6:17
    • 19. The Cracker Part 1

      5:43
    • 20. The Cracker Part 2

      5:09
    • 21. Test Cracking

      0:45
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I will take you through each step of making a high quality,fully functional snakewhip .You do not need any previous experience with whips,paracord,or any weaving or braiding.This class is perfect for beginners,and even if you are experienced with whip-making,you can learn some other useful tips and tricks.If you would like to order a whip like this,or another kind of whip,check out my etsy shop.

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1. Introduction : Welcome to the snake with glass. My name is Kayla Martell. And in this class, I'll take you through each step of my process of making 12 Platt three foot snake with. If you're not sure what a Snake Whip is, it's just a whip without a solid handle. The whole thing is flexible. So if you've never made a whip before, this class would be perfect for you. Uh, making a small snake with, like this is a good weight, a good way to get started with making. But even if you have made whips, uh, you know, you might learn a few tips that you weren't aware of before. So, uh, and if you would like to buy a whip similar to this is while is a bull whip or stock whip. Uh, I do have an Etsy shop, uh, where I do custom whips as well as some whips in stock from time to time. So, uh, I'll leave a link to my at sea shop in the comments section below, so let's go over the tools and materials we need for this 2. Tools for Snakewhip Making: All right, so let's go over the things that you'll need. So obviously, the most important is some pair record. Uh, you'll need at least hunt, probably about 120 feet of it. Just to be on the safe side, make sure that you get 5 50 type three military grade parachute cord. Because, uh, with the design and the swift, you'll need that. And make sure that you don't just get some cheap off brand. It has to be type three military grade. Um, because there are off brands out there that are, say, they're 5 50 But, uh, they're not as good as this stuff here. So make sure you get that kind, and then next, you'll need some leather. Um, this is just actually part of a belt that I just cut up. You can use that if you have any old belts laying around. Uh, this is about 1/16 of an inch thick, not a work. Um, just get at least three inches long by about an inch wide. I will turn this later to the exact size that we need. Uh, then you need some, uh, Qatar's or scissors and a knife just tools to cut your pay record. I actually like to use these a little better than scissors. Uh, so you can use those or scissors? Um, you need suppliers. Needle nose. You'll probably use a little more. Um, then, of course, a tape measure. And you'll need tape. Now this you can use either electrical tape or sports state or athletic tape, hockey tape, whatever you wanna call it. Uh, now, if you use electrical tape now, a lot of people you know, hey, electrical tape and whips. This is not, uh, going to be used permanently in the whip. If you use electrical tape, it's only gonna be used to temporarily hold things. So that's okay to use in there. Uh, then you'll need beedies and make sure that you get 0.177 caliber or 44.5 millimeter, and then you'll need matches or lighter. Uh, and then you'll need, uh, either a staple gun like this or very thin nails. Like, um, we'll be using this towards the end of the whip, basically to hold the leather in. Uh, no. This is just a standard size. So then this is optional lacing needle these air Two different kinds. Um, if you don't have these, they are pretty cheap. You can easily get one. But if you don't, if you just have a piece of wire like from a coat hanger, just cut off a piece of wire hanger around three inches long. That'll work, too. And then, if you have he most stats that's the easiest can make it a lot easier. But you don't necessarily need those, Um, and then you need some kind of a board or something big and heavy to roll the whip with. You'll see what I mean by that later on, just something solid like that. And then you'll need either a clamp or a vice toe. Hold your whip. If you're getting into what making, then I recommend that you buy yourself a good vice. So I believe that's it for the tools. Let's go ahead and start making the core. Okay, two things I forgot to mention. Ah, first I'll show you this. Uh, this is artificial sin. You, uh, this could be used as an alternative to the tape. Um, I like it a lot better. It's better quality for your whip, but you don't have to use it. You can find this relatively cheap on eBay or whatever, and then this is optional. Also, uh, this is about £10 of wax in this hooker you can see in there. Um, basically, when Donald the wit, uh, I dip it in wax heated around 200 degrees. And what that does is it allows the whip to soak it up so it becomes waterproof, adds a little bit of weight to it, and it also tightens all the pair. According makes your braiding a lot tighter and better. So, uh, basically, it just adds a lot more quality to the web, But this is optional. You don't have to do this if you don't want to. 3. The Core: Okay, So to start this core, we're gonna start off by taking three feet of our pair record. So I just had to scrap a pair for laying around, so I'm gonna use that, But, uh, just measure out three feet and cut it, all right? And get your babies out. A swell as four. If this stuff is optional, what we're gonna dio first, we're gonna tie a knot in it, so find eight inches out. All right? So I measured out eight inches there and just tightest tie an overhand knot. Go ahead and pull that as tight as you can. And that's gonna keep our babies from falling out. And then once you've done that, go ahead. And since the end of the shorter end, on the not of the pair record, just kind of roll it like that. Seal it off. So now what I'm gonna dio is put a fork in my vice, get some babies ready, comport them something easy to get them. So what we're gonna do, we're gonna fill this whole section of pair accord up to the non with babies, and that's referred to a shot looting in a web. So just take the end. Kind of try to open it up there. And once you have it frayed out a little bit, stick a BB in now. Some types of para cord. Um, it will. Some are harder than others. Different colors even, um, she was stick it in, and if you can run it down, it's with your fingers. That's good. You can just do that the whole length. But, um, some pay record is hard to. So I've had to take a fork and, uh, run it through there so you can put it in pulled through like that, sometimes a little quicker. Or you can even just do it with pliers just loosely holding over like that. So, uh, go ahead and fill this whole section with babies and I'll meet you up there. 4. The First Belly: Okay, So now you should have shot loaded core with babies running through your cord all the way up to the non. And then you'll just have eight inches of your empty cord and, uh, just singed the end. Once you get to, um, you should have room for about one more BB than just since the end, and I just squeeze it in my pliers. So after you do this structured out a little bit, um, to get the full length, you're not gonna have a full three feet. Because, as you felt with babies, that, uh, shrinks it a little bit. That's okay. You don't need the full three feet for the core just yet. So now I'm gonna move over to device and just put this little Tabin right up to the first bt there. Okay, Now you're gonna cut out 25 foot strands from your pair accord, and what you're gonna want to do is get to ends of one core of one piece of cord and find the middle, line them up like this, and then you're going to stagger it for your four inches. I like to do just the length of my finger, okay, Just like that. And run down to the middle. Okay, So just keep that and do the same thing with your other five foot strand. So staggered a little. Find the middle. Okay, So I'm actually gonna switch over to this pair record looks a little brighter. So will be easier for you to see, But you'll have your two middles pinched besides a stagger, and you're gonna lay them across each other, making X. Okay. So, uh, make sure the one strand on top is going this way, and then you'll put it over your core just like that and that it doesn't matter where you put it. You were gonna adjust that later, but I have this strand on top pointing up to the right. So you're gonna take it, Bring it around the back, bring out through these two under this top strand over this one, bringing across just like that. Okay, so now we're going to do the same thing on the other side. So take the top left, ring around the back, go under the top over the bottom and go across. Okay, This is the herringbone Platt, and we'll be doing this for the rest of the whip. So, uh, go ahead now to be ableto in case for some reason, you forget which one to dio with the herringbone. You're gonna look at the bottom strand, and you can see that the lowest strand that's on top. Okay, there's nothing overlapping it. It points to the upper. Right? So you take the upper rate strand, bring it around the back under 1/1. Okay, so at this point, slide this all the way up, and I'll just do one more. Because this since we have four strands, this is a four Platt. So I've done four passes, so go ahead and pull each strand tight and just repeat this process all the way down until you start to run out of your corn. So this bottom Stram pouring points to the upper. Right? So I'm gonna take the top right around the back under 1/1. This points to the upper left. So top left around the back under 1/1. Okay, so just keep doing this pattern until you have a couple inches of your strings left. Okay, so at this point, I braided about 14 inches Okay, So you should have your pair, of course, looking something like this. So at this point, I'm going to move it up in the vice. So it's a little easier to work with. And, uh, you just white rag here so you can see what I'm doing. Okay, so I'm gonna grab your tape. Doesn't matter what kind, because this is only going to be temporary. Um, no, we're gonna dio it's just cut a piece off and wrap it right above that last top strand there. And this is just gonna temporarily keep it from unravelling. Okay, so now you're gonna cut the strands to taper them so you can see the longest. We're gonna leave the longest strand as it is, but, um, we're gonna take the shortest stream, which is this one, and cut it maybe half a niche from the tape and cut it at an angle, something like that. And then do the next one about half a niche from it, and the same with the next. Basically, we're just cutting these strands so it tapers evenly. So, uh, let's see how here this you have your shortest strand here, then the next shortest and this one and then your longest, which I'm gonna cut that a little bit. So it's angled. So I have about half a niche staggering between each strand, so just look something like that. Okay? Now we're gonna dio uh, very simple step. We're just gonna be rolling each layer of the web. So what, this is gonna dio is it'll if you notice it's kind of bumpy and rolling, this is going to smooth it out and give it more round shape. And, uh, you won't notice much. Not much of a difference with this first layer, but by the time you finish the whip, there will be considered a considerable difference. So just laid out on a table or on the floor and get aboard, start at one end. Just put your weight into it and roll it back and forth sometimes and do this all the way down the braided portion, and you should notice a difference already with that. But, uh, it's very simple. It doesn't seem very necessary, but it does add a lot of quality to the whip. And, uh, if you don't do this for each layer, if you're what can end up looking pretty sloppy, so make sure you do this step 5. The Second Belly : Okay, so now we're ready to start the second belly of this whip, and to start out you're gonna cut some strands. You're gonna cut 27 foot strands, 15 foot strand and 12 foot six inch strand. And then, of course, you're gonna go ahead and got them, So pull all the strands out of them, and then once you pulled out all the inner strands, um, you'll take your to longest strand, which would be the seventh France, and you'll find the middle, the middles of them. But, um, with the 27 foot strands, you're not going to stagger them. This time you're gonna actually find the exact middle. So I have my seventh strands here. Um, okay, so just go to the very end, have the exact middle this time. And since we're dealing with more strand, you can go ahead and tie, and not in the very middle, just like that. Do that with the other seven foot strand. Then with your five foot strand and your 2.5 foot strand, you'll stagger those and then tie a knot at the middle with the stagger of about three or four inches And then once you've done that, then you can go ahead and put your wit back in the vice. All right? So go ahead and take the seven foot strands and get the medals of them. What? They're the knots. Okay, So you're gonna take those, put him around the back, and you're gonna take the left side and cross it over just like that in the same with the right side across that over to the left. Make sure your strands state lay on top of each other. So next what we're gonna do. So I'm gonna slide this up and open up the side here, just like that and get the other two strands and feed it down through both loops just like that. It doesn't matter what order that's 2.5 foot and gonna do the five foot. I want to sit down in. You can tighten that back up and pull them all the way until the Not Okay. So take that part that's sticking out on top and cross it over to the right side. So what you should have now it is four strands on each side and make sure your 27 foot streams that the knots are directly in the back. Go ahead and slide this up. So what we're gonna do now is on eight. Platt. Herringbone. So the bottom strand points to the upper. Right? So take the top, right, strand, which is this one? Bring it around the back. And now we're going under to over to okay. Don't pull it too tight just yet. So now this points to the upper left, take the top left strand around the back under top two, and over the bottom two. Okay, It's pretty simple. And just keep doing that back and forth. And, um, whenever you any time you start a belly, um, don't pull super tight until you've completed, uh, what I call a full round of the passes, which we have eight strands. So until I do eight passes or do this eight each of the eight times, I don't hold tight until then because if you pull the string and type before then it hasn't been braided yet, So that's gonna shift the not and it won't be centered then So done. Four passes so far. So I'm just going to dio four more and you can pull. Don't leave it loose. You can pull it to snug. But, um, you want to make sure that once you do the 1st 8 passes or if you're doing a 10 Platt 1st 10 passes, then you pull really tight once you've done all the passes. Okay, so now I've done eight full passes. So now gonna take each individual strand, make sure it's all slip as far. Apposite could go on here and pull each individual strand as tight as possible. Okay, so now the whole time we're breaking will be pulling it nice and tight. You don't have to pull it, you know, super tight for every pass like this. But just keep it tight. So go ahead and continue braiding like this until you start to run out of your first strand . Okay, So, I, uh, braided down to where I have just a couple inches of the shortest strand left. So, uh, I just pulled it over for a pass, and now we're going to do what's known as dropping strands. So once you've pulled this strand over shortest one, um, and take do another pass. Okay, so, um, basically, we're gonna end up. Forget it. Just forget about the stream. Completely. So take this spring around, Um, and we're going to leave it in the braiding. Um, and we're going to get down to where will only be doing seven plaice. So you'll see what that looks like here in a minute. Um, but we're just gonna work on until this a sort strand gets to the top. Okay, So strangers on top now with the stream, we just did you you normally would take this spring around the back, but we're just forgetting about this. So we're gonna take the next train under it and bring it around the under to over to and once you've done that will bring this strand around. And so now on this side, we're only going under to over one. Okay, Just like that. And then on the left side, under to over to then on the right side, under to over one. Okay. So as you break down the whip, uh, you can put a farther up in the vice, so put up to there. Just make sure when you put in device, you have a cloth and they're something and don't do it super tight do it just snug enough to hold the weapon place. Okay, so continue this pattern. And then on the left side, remember, we staggered the short of the two short of strand. So in a few more within the next couple passes on the left side, we're gonna have a strand ready to drop. So then we'll be in a six Platt. And here's that strand. So that's the last pass we're gonna make with that one. So can I continue doing under to over two on the left side, under to over one on the right, until that strand works its way up to the top. Okay, so now we have the Strand on top, and this points to the upper left, but we're going to forget about that. Bring the one under it. Do under to over one. So now when we take the top, right strand, we're gonna go under to over one. So now we're doing the same thing on both sides. Both sides are under to over one. Okay, so now this would be a six Platt. Okay, So, continuing this planting pattern until you start to run out of the next strand Okay, So have come down to the portion where I taped off from the first belly. It's around 13 inches, and I'm also running out of my shortest strand. So what I'm gonna do before we plant any further is go ahead and take off the tape. And don't worry about these loose strands. They'll be fine. That's we want them to come loose, so we'll be planning over that. But, um so go ahead. We have the shortest strand. We just brought it around. So go under two of one and just do the same pattern until you get that strand up to the top and just the loose strands from the first belly. Don't confuse them with these strands. Just go ahead and Platt right on over them. Okay, so now this bottom strands pointing to the upper right. But we're just going to ignore this strain, and so we'll bring in the next round under it. So now, on the right side, bring this around its under 1/1 five plat. Now do this for a few passes until the strain and along the left starts to run out, and it's a good thing to practice with each belly. Try to keep your braiding street. So and that's easier to do with moving it up in the vice. So because you'll notice when you're plotting, um, there's with the herringbone. Makes you want the straight line to run straight up the whole length of the whip. So when you look at it straight, the plantings not twisting all, all the way around the wind, that makes for a better quality whip. And just try to keep these strands from the first belly in line with the core. Okay, so this strand here is now ready to be dropped. So I'm gonna continue to planning pattern to bring it up back up to the top. Okay, So instead of doing the sort of stream, we're gonna take one under it. And now we're back in a four Platt, both sides just under 1/1. And we'll just do this until we run out of these strands. Okay, so I've come down just to where the bee bees end. You can see my strands running out, so we're going to do just like last time. I just caught a small piece of tape and just lightly wrap it just enoughto hold, Keep these strands from unraveling, Okay? And then we'll stagger these strands so we'll leave the longest one we'll cut out will just cut the tip off for an angle, then see the next shortest come a little bit off again. We're just trying to get these strands, uh, tapered evenly. So there's just a couple centimeters of length between each one. So we have very short one here a little bit longer. Need to stagger out. So once you've done that, then we're going to trend the strands that we cut off for the stagger. And I'm gonna start with the top one, pull it good and tight things. Cut it. Leave about maybe a millimeter sticking out. Okay. You see, I just barely left is sticking out, and then we're gonna send it just melted and press it in. You just look your thumb and press it in there. And we're just going to do that with each of the strands. They're sticking out with that. And don't worry about letting the flame touch the rest of the whip. Um, I just talked to the few of the other strands near it. That's OK, that I just don't melt them off completely. Okay, So once you've done that, take it out of the vice and just put on the table and roll it just like you did with First Valley. He started very end. Just put your weight on it, and that's it for the second belly. 6. The Overlay Part 1: Okay, So now that you have the 1st 2 bellies of your whip done, we're going to do the overlay or the final layer. So for the strands, for that you're gonna need to cut out to 14 foot strands 1 10 foot strand, 18 foot strand, a four foot strand and a 2.5 foot strand. And, of course, you're gonna gut them. And then, just like we done before, the two longest strands the 14 foot strands you're going to find the middle's the exact middles and tie knots in them to mark them and then with all the other strands, you will find the middle's, but then stagger them a couple of inches, just three or four inches and then tie knots. So, uh, go ahead and grab any three of your strands, hold them at the knots and bring it around the back across the left side, over in the right side, over top, across to the left. Pull him only out, get tangled. And now we're gonna open up this side so we can insert the remaining strands. Doesn't matter which one. Now, if you're doing, um, a whip with certain colors uh, and you want to do a specific pattern than you would obviously put the strands in a certain order. Um, you can experiment with, you know, cutting certain lengths. Um, and there's different tutorials on different patterns. You can dio, but for this swift, I'll just be doing solid black. So we should have six strands in total which, since they're doubled over that makes a 12 Platt. And go ahead and pull them all until the nights. Okay, so go ahead and slight. Make sure the knots are centered in the back. Slide this up a little bit. Okay, so now we're in a 12 Platt. So, like, normal. Like we normally well will take the top strand and make tryto layout your strands flat. Make sure you don't get them to a state or crossed overs. You don't want to confuse them. So I'll take my top strand on the right around the back, and you're gonna go under free over three. No poll too tight just yet. Okay, so now we take the top left strand. What should be the same strand that we just crossed over to the right that around the back , go under free over three and we'll do the same back on the right side. And again, I'm not going to pull everything very tight until I do a full round of planting or do, uh, 12 passes so that each strand is completely secured. But as I go on, until then, I'm pulling a little more snug and make sure it's lit up as far as possible so you can get the full length of the whip. And ah, quick way to tell if you've done a full round or 12 full passes yet Get each strand completely secured is you can see where you started your strands. If you poll so I I'm gonna pull this strand around next to brave. But if I pull it, you can see it's this strand here which hasn't been braided yet. So knocking on a do it just yet. And then, of course, you can count. The past is you've done 123456789 10 11. So just one more that's 12. So you see, if I pull this top one, it's pulling this right here, which already was a past. So now I know I've done 12 full passes. So I'm going to slide this up as far as possible. Very thing. Small tug at same time. And now I'm gonna go through each individual strand and pull it tight. Okay? So we'll just continue in this 12 Platt until we start to run out of our first strand, which will actually be in within the next foot. Um, on this overlay off will be dropping a strand every few inches to get it the right kind of taper that we want. So go ahead and keep rating until you have several inches of your shortest streamed left. Okay, so I've plotted approximately four inches from the beginning. And, see, I just have several inches of this strand left, so I just made a pass with it. So now I'm going to drop it. And dropping strands in the overlay is different than in the belly. You don't want to just leave it sticking out and singer, So I'm gonna go ahead, do pass onto the left side and do another pass on the right. Basically, what I'm doing right here is, um I'm securing the Strand, locking it down, and you'll see why here in a minute. So once we have the strand dropped on the left side will be doing under 3/2. So we need to get to where, um will ignore this strand. So what, we're gonna dio now that I have besides this, I have to underneath and three on top. Um, you're gonna pull this down underneath all the strands and bring it to the middle. Okay, so take top right around the back under three over to just ignoring that strand. Leave it in the middle here, all this type. And then once we've done that, keep this pulled down tight with your thumb, and you're gonna carefully shifted over just a little bit, okay? We'll do another pass on the right side under for you over a few on the left side, under three. Over to I'll give it over a little bit more. You can see right here. When you pull it, it kind of pulls it down. That's where it passed. So you want to do it very slowly. You don't want a pole? This strand up here, which is this strand that made the past? You don't want to pull it down straight too. much, so I don't know if you can see that. Pulled it down just a little bit. That's okay there. So I'm gonna leave it as it ISS. But basically, you just want to pull it, bring it to the middle as part of the core, and so you can just Platt right on over it. So do another few passes, and then we'll drop a strand on the right side, which, at this point, um, I'm gonna actually cut it. You only want a couple inches of it left once it's dropped because you can tell, um, can't tell on the cameras much, but if you're doing a whip right now, it leaves sort of a bulge. So I'm gonna cut it. We're gonna cut it at an angle. It allows for a little bit better, taper. But, um, you can kind of see there. I just left maybe an inch. Um, just enough so that when I braid over it, it will be held in place, but it won't be making a very noticeable bulge in the web, which, uh, rolling the whip will fix that. Okay, so this is the next short of strand. But you can see, I have a good bit laugh. So I'm not going to drop it on this pass. I'll wait till the next one. And, uh, every once in a while, just kind of look back behind the whip, Check the plating in the back. Make sure there's nothing wrong with the Sometimes you'll overlook spots that you missed looking at the front. But in the if you look in the back, you might notice it. And make sure as you break down the whip. Once you get about this far from the vice, just keep sliding it back up into the vice to keep your planting straight, try to get it closer here. You could see, uh, I guess you could call the spine of the whip. You want that to be straight you don't want When you're looking down the whip straight down , you don't want to see this curving or twisting around. Uh, you want to keep this astray as possible, and the best way to do that is to keep it higher up in the vice. So it's a fixed point 7. The Overlay Part 2: Okay, so now I'm going to drop this strand here, so I'll do a couple of passes over it until it becomes the third Strand from the bottom up on this side. So it's nice and secure, so we'll slip. Okay, so this point gonna spring it down. You don't want to pull it just yet. Now I'm going under three over to on both sides. And, uh, any time you're dropping strands, that's if you're gonna take a time to be most careful. Now is the time, because, um, you'll notice with dropping different strands in different Platt numbers, it can cause different size kinks in the whip or gaps. And you're plating. So you want to watch out for that? And, uh, you know, sometimes you may need Teoh pull your strands up a little bit knows shift him up a little or pole extra tight. Whatever. Um, you see, once I pulled this over, it kind of pulled these strange down, so I'm gonna hold this down, shift those back up a little bit then. Of course, the entire time you're making a whip on all the bellies and overlay, you should be pulling tight. The entire time Because if not, you pair accord will run out before you get to the full length. That's ah, something That's a problem that happens pretty often with beginner whip makers. They don't pull tight in there plating, and, uh, they end up making away but supposed to be three feet long. But because I didn't pull tight and often only ends up two feet. So make sure you keep your planning tight, and I'm just trend a little bit of this off, so continue this under three over to on both sides until you come to the next strand to drop. Okay, so right now I am at a battle 10 inches and have the Strand here. It's running out. I was barely any of it left. So gonna have to drop that now and and I Once we get energy passes over it, we will be dropping it. So done. Two passes over it. So now, um, whenever I bring it down to the middle, um, I'll actually be going over the same strand twice. Because if you notice in on A when you're planning, try and zoom in a little bit here so you can see better What? That. Clear up. Okay. So you can see we'll turn this a little bit. Um, on the side of the herringbone Platt, each strand is crossed over by another one. Okay, so there's no more than two strands underneath one strand, But when you're dropping strands, every other drop, you'll have two strands underneath. So and that's what's happening with this one. So you want to be careful when you do this past that your strand doesn't overlap the other one like that or create a gap. So let's make sure you pull that good and tight, and then as we down further here, uh, I'll show you in a second. You can see there's a bigger gap here. Hold the strands out because of that. So once I bring this strand around and do another pass or two, um, you can see there, uh, two strands going under the one strand. So this is a good point to really make sure your strands are pulled tight. End up 8. The Overlay Part 3: so So, uh, just, you know, make sure you keep your plating or planting, um, secure, good and tight, Pulling up a little bit if you need Teoh. So, uh, of course, you'll do the same thing on the other side. Uh, should be pretty familiar with dropping strands now, so I won't going to a much detail on them now, so I'll go ahead and drop this strand here on the right now, So go ahead and do that, and then go ahead and apply until you start to run out of the next strand, which we'll be right about where you have the tape here. So go ahead over to that. Okay, So I've come down to the tape here where we ended the second belly somewhere around 20 inches or so. Uh, so at this point, gonna take your tape off. Okay, So and we're also going to be dropping a strand here now, some of your strands they might not look like they're ready to be dropped yet by, um I like to give, you know, um, a little bit of extra length, because that this is your first whip. As I said before, a lot of people don't pull tight enough. So I tried to give, uh, a little bit of room from a steak in case if anyone not pulling tight enough. But, um, generally, you just wanna drop strands a certain spot, you know, for that's why, pits maybe every for 26 inches to get a consistent taper, because that's what makes a whip crack. So, uh, go ahead and find your shortest strand C B. This one here. So I already have it hanging. Um, so we're gonna be dropping into, um seven Platt temporarily. So I'm gonna bring this around, and I'm gonna take my shortest strand that I'm gonna drop and bring it into the middle is a part of the core on. Go under to over one. - And I'm gonna, uh, cut this drop strand. Ah, a little bit sooner than normal because I don't really want it to interfere much with the other strands that were dropped from the second belly for the Taper. Are you ready? So I'm gonna do the same thing on this side with the next short of strand. So go ahead and do that and then I'll come back once we reach once we come to the end of the core 9. The Overlay Part 4: Okay, so I've come to the end of the core here, around close to two feet. So we're gonna cut off the singe tip of this, okay? And now we're going to drop a strand to get out of the six Platt. So it's gonna do a pass, and, uh, now I have this strand here. Now it it's a little long, but there's a reason for that because this is going to be our new core. Okay, settle. Bring that around for a pass and do under to over one on Just leave it hanging in the middle and just plowed over it and is the new core. So now we have under 1/1 on the left side, under to over one on the right side. It's a five. And we're just going to continue in this Platt for a couple inches. Um, I don't want to do it too long with it being an uneven number flattening. So, uh, I think I'm gonna go ahead and drop last strand. No, um, doesn't have to be completely exact. A little over a few inches over two feet. So this is the strand and want to drop. So I'm actually going to cut the core strand right about there. And now this strand will become our new core. So go under to over one. What, Mice? Time on it, Andi. Now Nor it. Go under 1/1. And now we're in a four Platt. Now you want to be careful transitioning from the five Platt to the four Platt and even the six plot to the five Plat. It could be very easy to get kink or just make a very big mistake. So take your time with it and, you know, pull your strands tight, give me even, uh, you know, take your time with it and be careful. It will turn out all right, but it's very easy to get Carrie, listen, it end up looking pretty bad there. So now we're in a four Platt, and you're going to do this. Take measurements every couple inches that you're braiding. You're gonna go like this until, um, about two feet eight inches and make sure when you're measuring from the end, uh, only don't measure from the very tip measure from the last night of the strands that we tie because we're gonna be cutting that off. So find the lowest night would be this one here, so measure from the bottom of that out. So go ahead and raid like this until you come to two feet, eight inches. Okay, so I met at two feet eight inches, and what we're gonna do now is we're gonna cut our core strand right up below the braiding , and now we're going to be operating a four planet over nothing. And this is the only pretty much the only Platt number that you can actually do over no core. If you were to do a six platform or it would, it could be done by it's not round. It would be more square, so on. You want to make sure when you're doing over no core the transition from 1/4 no core. Make sure you keep your plodding very tight. You don't want there to be, uh, any gaps. And when you're special in your planting over nothing. If you do it too loose, it can. I've done it actually comes almost like, uh, one of those Chinese finger traps just shrinks in on itself. So make sure you keep this nice and tight keeper strands called out stretched out all the way. And, um, this will be done for the last four inches. Just do this up to the three foot mark. Okay, so by now, you should be at the three foot mark. So the overlay is just about complete. We're just gonna leave this here for a second, and we're going to prepare our fall. So, uh, you can just leave the strands up just like that, or put the most action if you have them. So now it's time to make our fall. 10. The Fall Hitch Part 1: Okay, So to make our fall, there's actually two different ways you can do. And one way you'll need a lacing needle. So, uh, if you don't have one, that's okay. Um, I'll go ahead and show you the easier way without the lacing needle. Uh, you'll just cut out 16 inches. We're 16.5 inches of pay record. And then, of course, since the end. So you know, you don't have any fraying, and then all you're gonna do it's tired, not just loop it over like that and pull that through. Kind of like a slip knot just like that. Okay, so it can slide like that. So then you have this loop end and then the rest of your fault, Or you could just take the end, do this fighting up to your finger and measure out 16 inches and then cut it. So that's one way to make it, um, the other way. No. Go ahead and see this. Some types of pay record, um, will allow a lacing needle to slide through the inside of it. Others won't, so you can go ahead and try this, but, um, like I said certain, especially seems with certain colors. Like, uh, black seems to allow it. A lot of other brighter colors don't depends what company you get your pair afford from. So you're gonna measure out, Uh, see, about 32 inches. Uh, we want our fall to be 16 inches, so you can just take it to 16. Double it. And then, um yes, I had a little bit more. You don't have to be exact, uh, different lengths and types of whips require different length falls from this seems to be a good length for a three foot snake whip. So go ahead and got it. And now what we're gonna do it is we're going to put this in our lacing, you know? So I'm gonna melt the end. Let's look your fingers and tryto shape in a little bit. Um, you can't just kind of drag it on the table. Uh, more. You do this more callous, your fingertips get Teoh to the heat. Um, you just want to get it point enough to where you can screw it into your lacing needle. Just like that. So you take your pair, accord the other end measured up about there and come back to the middle. So what we're gonna do now, make sure there's no twisting or anything in your pair. Accord? Um, we're gonna poke the lacing needle through the pair record. Uh, it's almost as if it's cutting the pair record, but it's actually just weaving its way between all the little strands. Now you don't want it to come out the other side. You're just getting it through one side of it to get it inside the pair record like that. Okay, just like that. So, as I said, some types of pay record won't allow for this. It will be too tight. So if that happens, just do the first method of making a fall. Or there are certain types of Lacey needles. You can get thinner ones, but, um, so once you just get this through, you know, just keep feeding it through all the way to the end. But your lease needle comes out there so you can see here to making a loop. Make sure there's not much twisting. If there's a little bit that's OK. But if it's really twisted kind of tryto work, it should check it before the leasing units completely out but and slide some of the slack . Close up the loop a little bit. Usually the more it closes, the more the last twisted it is. Okay, so go ahead and pull this toe where this is flush with the lacing needle. Screw it. Okay, so you can see both ends. So we're gonna do now just well, to slack a little bit in this area, and I'm gonna cut it and gonna melt So both pieces of pear accord will mount to each other . Okay, Just like that. Let it cool a little bit. And, uh, instead of just doing the very end I find it. The fall holds up a little better if you do just a little bit past it. Just like that. So, um, now you have your fall ready. It's time to take it over to the whip. 11. The Fall Hitch Part 2: Okay, So we're gonna do now, take your strands down on the whip. Um, okay. Comes on down a little bit Like that. Uh, take your fall open up this loop. Don't worry about it. This won't come on. Done. It was just bunch up like this. Open it up and we're gonna put it over everything. So pull everything through, go ahead, pull out the slack to close up the loop there and pulled up his tires. It can get. You can see my fall is starting to twist on me a little bit. So pulled out, twisted a little bit. I kind of try to work with it there. Okay. So hold up a little bit out of the way. So we're gonna do the fall hitch now. Um, you have your four strands here, bring the fall in the middle. Now you're gonna pick one strand. It doesn't matter. I take it. Take it around behind everything. Bring it down through itself. It's just simple Half hitch knot. Okay? Don't pull it super tight. Leave it kind of loose. Let that drip. Now grab your next strand, bringing around everything, including the one you just tied. Do another half hitch, Remember, Don't do it very tight. And so we're just doing this with all four strands. So take the next one, bringing around everything down through the top. And if you want this fall hedge toe look as vested it can. You know, don't let the strands be twisting on themselves. What's this one? Okay, so there should be 4/2 hitch knots and then your fall so we'll fall down a little bit. Um, now what you're gonna do You want to make sure you know what? Order these, Aaron. And you're just gonna pull them tight in order from the top to the bottom. So tight in the top one. Don't do it super tight just yet. Just snug in the second third in the last one. Okay, so at this point, you're gonna put the last one you did the very last fall hitch strand into your lacing needle. And if you don't have a leasing needle, you can to singe the end, do it a few times to get it hard. Um, So there's two ways you can do this. If you don't have a lease, a needle, it's easier. What? We're going to do? We're gonna feed this strand up through these other ones. Okay, so, um, if you don't have a lacing utilities, you're just to bring it up through the fall. But, um, if you do have a lease a needle than bring it up through these, so try to get to focus here. Um, the 1st 3 hitches, you're gonna bring it under and up under the fall. Okay, so not just secures the last strand. You can take the leasing needle out now. Okay, So now we have our last fall Hitch Strand is actually pulled up back through everything. So now we can pull everything tight. So pull down your fall first, Have you this one? Don't do it super tight just yet. Just a little snug. And now pull each of the half inch knots in order. Try to and just kind of smash it rolled around a little bit and then pull again. Sometimes it helps you pull some slack out of this. The last half hit strands. So that way you can pull down to tighten the half hitch, then pulled up through just like that. Pull that up tight and now grab your fall. Pull that down good and tight. Okay, so now we're just gonna cut the strands, take your fall and get back out of the way, because you don't want to cut that. So we're gonna cut these bottom strands at about an inch from the end of everything. Okay, so we have Those are late. Now, we're gonna take the top strand up here, and you're gonna cut it. Leave about a millimeter sticking out the top. So now we're just going to melt the end to the strands, just like your fingers and kind of smash it down a little bit and do the same with the strand up here. Just be careful. You might want to kind of bend it out of the way a little bit. Okay, so that's it from the fall hitch, and now we're ready to cut off the end 12. Sealing The End: Okay, so put my end of the whip on the vice here. So what we're gonna do now is get either your tape or your artificial Sunu, and we're going to bind off the end below. It's not so you might want to put that on top because we're gonna cut right there. So in a wrap, give a few wraps with the artificial sunu right below it. And make sure you wrap is tightly as you can because this is gonna beholding strands of the whip. And if you're using artificial, Sen you before you start rapping, Uh, it's helpful if you, uh, cut out a small length of it to make a loop. This is an easy way to finish off wrapping late in there, give it about two or three wraps and then cut the end of the send. You put it through the loop, and then once you pull the loop out, apply some doesn't slip wrapped too tight. I will do that. But, um, here we go. That way, we don't have Ah, it's Baki. This big bulk. Not okay. So now you're gonna get your razor blade or sharpest knife you have laying around and we're going to cut right up next to the Seine. You or the tape, But you don't want to actually cut it. Okay? So you can just kind of work your way around now , uh, you may or may not run into a BB. Might end up coming just cutting right between them. Um, but if you do happen to hit one, just kind of work your way all the way around the whip and then see if you can kind of pop it out, it's And you want to make sure you're cutting perpendicular don't want this and to be as's flat as possible. - I need it Sharper night for this. Sometimes it helps kind of melt away some of these strands and, uh, way go. Okay, so, no, you're just gonna welcome end. I don't worry about the BBC's falling out, um, melting this, then pushing it flat, we'll keep that will keep the babys from falling out. Um, and you can also the extra wraps tape or saying you were never over top of it. Even you can see a BB sticking out there, so I'm actually gonna pull that out. So that way, the When I melt the pair record. It will, uh, give some space. What kind of plug up the hole there. Okay, so done that we're ready to roll this. So go ahead and put this on table or floor. Uh, one. A nice. It's a new surface, but, uh, grip. Here it is, the better. So go ahead and roll out the whole length of this. Whip the phone, the greater portion anyway, and the overlay will be complete. And all that will be left is the Turks. The Turks had not in the foundation. 13. Heel Knot Foundation: Okay, so now we have the song complete and rolled out. We're ready to start the Turks, not foundation. So this time you can go ahead and get your leather. Um, and you can just use an old belt. I got up. So basically, you're just gonna got a length just enough to wrap around. So for that out, cut it now. You don't want it, Teoh, When you measured it, you don't want it to actually touch when you wrap it around like this because we're gonna be wrapping it on pretty tight, and it's going to close any of them. Or so you want there actually be a little just a tiny gap, so I'm actually gonna cut it a little shorter. Okay. So should look more like that. So now we're gonna get the right length with twice on for this particular sneak with, um you want it to be exactly one inch So telling you to be an inch this way. So measure that out and cut it. Make sure you have it. Where were the ends meet? It's flush with each other. Lined up. Okay, so just about like that. So, uh, now what? We're gonna dio is get either You are artificial sin, you or your tape. Um and then you're going to just wrap it around. Now, we're going to be stapling it later, but this is gonna be enough to hold it on until we do that. So, uh, go ahead and wrap this around. Just make sure it's just the right fit. Um, it's if you're using artificial Sunu, uh, it's easier to use a piece of tape just to start it out. So I like to just put a piece on, wrap it around. I just use it to hold it there and make sure that it's flush with the end that it's lined up there and, uh, for wrapping this very tight one. But this pretty close into your vice. So grab the sin, you and start wrapping it. So you want to wrap it tight enough toe where you'll see that gap start to close up so you can see already the gap is closing, and if there is any gap, it's very, very small. It's not even noticeable, which is fine, because once we give this few wraps, we're gonna staple it and then wrap it some more so gonna go ahead and Luke artificial send you here, and it's just off. Just gonna feed that through. Okay, so at this point, um, I mentioned earlier. Uh, you'll need either small, some small nails or more. Preferably a nail gun. Um, it's we'll get to that in a second here. Okay, So if you're using a nail gun, um, this is just no model t 50 arrow. Uh, I'm using 38 inch staples, so we'll just be putting out four of them in No, if you don't have one of these, um, it was Put the whip in the vice and take your nails, and you're gonna push them in. Do to for 68 um, and push them into where they'll come to about the center. You know, when they hit the BVs and then take some cutters and cut them short. And you know, if you need to file them or just wrap some tape over them, I'm just gonna use this. So, you know, I did two x one or two extra on each end of the leather to really secure that in. So just gonna I found these flush with the letter okay. And just give it a few wraps of tapes, even everything out. Make things nice and flush there. And it's a bulk it up a little bit, which is something we want. Um okay, settle. This is what it should look like. So now we're ready to tile and the Turks not. 14. The Heel Knot Part 1: So now that we have the whip done up to this point, we have the thong done in the fall fall hitch and the hell not foundation. It's time to tie on the Turks head, Not which looks like this. Okay, so, um, at this point, you're going to need to cut a six foot strand of pair record. Uh, now, go ahead and say this now, Um, different types of whips. Uh, well, have different sighs. He'll knots. And it depends on what size leather you use. Um, you can see here. This is a three past five by foreign. What it means by three passes. There, you can see there's three strings all side by side. Running is one strand all the way. Weaved around the Not so some whips have more than that. They will have, like, a four pass. Um and you know, there will be different color. Some have last like a to pass. So your whip Now, if you made it, if you did the leather the same size as I did and I it should be about the same size as mine is. But, um, basically for pair accord, you'll need two feet per pass. Okay, So to do one full pass that requires two feet a pair record, I have another wit. I'll show you this one here. Now, this is a seven by six. Not but the same principle applies to a five by four. This side, this is 44 pass. You can see I used four strands of hair Accord because you know, the not size is different And, uh, you can also do different colors for this Not I'll just be doing solid black. But you can dio, you know, two or even three colors as many colors as how are money passes you're doing so if you did a five past, you could do five different colors. The, um out once the knot is, once we do the first pass of the not you'll see what I'm talking about. I'll explain in more detail there, but we're gonna go ahead and get the pair record into lacing needle. And as I said before, if you don't have a lacing needle, um, you can take about a three inch piece of a wire hanger. Why are about that size? Slide it down in the pair accord, melt the end around that. So it Stephens s and you can use that as your lacing needle. But, um, it's easier if you have a lacing needle. So to start this, not we're gonna dio is take the other end of your pair accord and put it across like this, okay? And go up around top like this. All right? So you have an ex down here where it crosses over top there and basically what we're gonna dio our goal is to create a square on top. Okay, so, uh, if you can tell by one pass was there, and it's kind of hard to tell with this with the outside past, the basically made a square and worked its way in. So that's what we're gonna do. This is one side of the square, and now we've come over. We're gonna go around the back again like this, and now you're gonna take your lacing needle or you're working end, and we're gonna come up under this strand here, and, uh, be careful when you're doing this, and it doesn't come loose like it just did. I just It's a lot harder to do it trying to film yourself doing this. Um, I'm gonna make sure that you hold everything in place while you're doing this. So, uh, keep your thumb on it right there. Okay? So bring around the back just like that, and hold the top in the bottom here and then going to come up under this here. No learning. If you never done knots like this before. They can be tricky to learn. Just take your time, hold everything in place. And it might even take a few tries. It took me a while to learn them, but once you get the hang of them, they're pretty easy. Okay, so we just came up under that strand. So now we're going to I'm sorry we went under the wrong strand, so take that out. OK, so we've come around the back here. I'm going to go over this strand, come up to the top, go under the strand. That's on top. Okay, so you can see there now we have two sides of our square. Done. Okay. So once we've come under that, we're gonna go back around the back again, okay? Getting kind of messy. Uh, you want to keep this fairly loose because if you just pull to title pop off. But you want make sure you hold, uh, everything in place here. So this is what it should look like. So far, we have it started. Here is a little X here, the next there and then on top. So I'm just gonna hold these two here, so we come back around. 15. The Heel Knot Part 2: it's helpful. Teoh. Try to keep your strand. Keep the twist out of it. So we're gonna come around and we're gonna go under the street where we started. We're going to go under that. Okay? So right beside our starting point, we're gonna come up under. That's strand right there. I see that a little better. Okay, so keep this under. You don't want this to pull up like that. I want to stay down, hooked underneath the foundation. Okay, so we just came under that, and now we're gonna come up to the top, and we're going to go over two of the strands, okay? And then turn this whole not around. So we're gonna come up over this little corner just like that, and then we're going to come down trying to keep this from getting blurry. Um, we're gonna go under this strand. Okay, so the Strand has a strand crossed over it, so we're gonna go under it. So just hold that on top there. Tryto I think this through there, just like that. Okay, so it shouldn't look like that. And then you could turn this back around to where we have the front of not facing us, which, uh, would be having the starting strand toward us like this. So we're starting back around here, and now we're going to come over this strand a little up and this top one here. I'm gonna pull that down a little bit, okay? Just like that. And we're going to go under it because it has these two strands going over it. So we we need it to alternate over, under, over. So we're going to go between them and go under. Okay, So now I will come up over the top here, and this can look pretty confusing. We have three sides of the square done, but, um, what we're gonna do next is spend the surround just like this. So we're kind of looking at the back of the not, I guess you could say, um, we're gonna cross over on top the square. See this loose strand that's on top of two strands. We're going to go over it. Then we're gonna come under this strand here. Okay, so over Under. Okay, so, uh, we actually have the force side of the square done. We just need to even it out by shifting this over a little bit, and you can kind of see how it is. Don't worry about that too much right now. Just make sure it stays in place. So we just went under that strand. Now we're gonna come down, go over to get it to alternate. Under over, under. And this next round here, we're gonna go under. So pull that out a little bit. Not used to doing this. Left handed. Made it not. Okay, so it just came out from the top of square, under over under its alternate. Now back at the bottom and we're gonna come. We're gonna follow this strand the same thing just come up under. Just like that. Okay, So now, technically, we were done. We have This is a single past five by four. Turks had not. So what we're gonna do at this point come look at the top. We want the square to be visible, so I kind of tried it even things out. Don't pull anything off the top. Just, uh, kind of get it like that. You should have a square where each side it goes over under. This comes up over under over under over under. That's what this whole not is now. So, anywhere you looked, there should be a strand that goes over under over under everything's alternating. Okay, So if you have a strand, for example, let's just take this one. For example, if this strand coming down this strand goes over, if it went over the Strand two, if it goes over to or under two in a row, then you did something wrong. It has to alternate. So at this point, um, if you're doing a different color no, Um, you could change it at this point, but usually when you do two colors on and not you do you're, I guess you say off color for the last past. So since this is three pass, we're going to do another pass. And what that is is now what we're gonna dio we're just going to follow our lead strand, which is the one we took all the way around. We're just gonna follow it on the right side. So, um, this you can see it goes under are over this first rain. It goes, crosses over. So we're gonna go over on the right side. It goes under here. So we're gonna go under, okay? Just like that. And we're just gonna do this for rest of the web, and that will make it to pass by four. Turks had not. So, um, no, I hadn't keep doing this and come back at the getting of the third pass. 16. The Heel Knot Part 3: all right. So I couldn't completed the second pass, so I just come up under to start the third pass again. But you can see it's starting to look more like a not. You can see the square there on top, starting to take shape. So what was the rest of it? So at this point, if this whip, well, say, black and white, Um, this is when I would get a white strand. And again, if you're doing more than one collar, do two feet per pass. So for two passes, I wouldn't come out four feet and then a two foot strand of white to do the final past because this is three passes. But, um, if you're gonna do that, go ahead and cut it. Leave, You know, about an inch or so. But you're white strand in your lace annual and started just like we did here. Just, you know, poking up through where this would be and do it. So by the time you finish tonight, you'll actually have four, and to to black strings and two white strands sticking out. Uh, and then you know, of course, would trim them at the end. I'm just gonna do this all in black. So just gonna follow along the third past and I'll show you what that looks like at the end . Okay, So completed the third pass, you can see I just came back up under. And it's not is just about complete. Now, if you're looking at and they're still a bunch of gaps, like if it looks like when we had the second pass, there's a lot of gaps and everything. Then you'll need to new do another pass. So just, uh, you know, cut another two feet and do, like, as he would with a different color. Um, but at this point, what we're gonna dio is tighten up the not because it's very loose. And this would just pop right off if we left it. So what, you're gonna dio just hold down this starting strand and we're gonna pull up all the slack . We're just gonna follow the night, starting with the first pass and pull out the slack. Okay, so come back down here. Just a ziff. We're following it with the leasing needle and just carefully pulling it tight. So that way we get a nice, tight solid not because this is what you're holding when you crack the whip. So you want this to be very tight, very solid. So just do this all the way around with all three passes or however many you end up doing and just keep doing that. So by the time you come to the end of the non, it will look much neater, and it will be good and tight. Make sure whenever you're pulling tight, You I don't want the strands toe overlap each other so kind of push that over a little bit . Once it gets tight, gonna be able to see all three strands laying side by side. And, of course, you wanna pull out any twisting in the strands to Okay, so now we're done tightening this. Not so, uh, just, uh, give thes two strands. Nice tight poll. Don't do as hard as you can. Just get it good and snug. Just kind of look over everything and, uh, don't worry about it. Looking completely perfect, we're gonna roll this 17. The Heel Knot Part 4: Now we're gonna trim these ends, so you're gonna want to cut it. Leave about a millimeter sticking out. Just enough, Teoh. Singe it. Okay. And, uh, if you have a wood burner, uh, that does make this a lot easier, because you want to be careful that you don't melt the rest of your pain record. Now, you don't have to use the wood burner. You can do it this way without melting the record. But if you're not used to this, it is a little bit easier the wood burner. But, um, I'm just gonna go ahead and use this. Can you just kind of press it in there like that? Okay, so now we're going to roll it. So get your board out and you don't want to put all your weight into this, Uh, just give a little bit of pressure, Okay? So that looks pretty smooth. And then, you know, get the top of it pretty flat. So it's kind of pound it like that. And then last thing, uh, I'm gonna take your board and get it the angles down, and they're just like that. Just rotated. Okay. So I think you're not Look a lot neater. Andi seems pretty sturdy. So that's it for the not all that's left now is to wax it, which again, if you don't have wax, that's fine. Uh, against it's not 100% necessary, but it does add a lot to the whip. So I highly recommend doing that if you can, uh, we're gonna go ahead and do that, but if not, you can just skip over to making the cracker. 18. Waxing The Whip: All right, so now we're ready to wax these whips. And again if you have something like this to heat the wax in, um, make sure you can get the temperature to about 200 degrees. You don't want to do any more than that, because if it's too hot, you can basically end up deep frying your whip. So, uh, I had it about 400 degrees. Just get the wax to melt faster. And then when there was about 1/3 of the wax left and I just brought it down to 200 But, um, so you're just gonna take your weapon and coil it up like this Now, whenever you put it in lighter parts like the fall is gonna try to rise out of wack. So, uh, you may want to wrap the fall around the following just like that or something, and just drop it in, make sure the whole Whippets emerged, and you take this out. Sometimes if you flip the whip around the other way, stays under better. Okay, so you're just gonna let your whip soak until the bubble stop? Um, so, depending on the size of lip for these sneak whips. It might be about 10 or 15 minutes. So we'll just come back then. Okay. While the whips air being laxed, you're gonna want to get something ready to hang them to dry. So I just have this stand I made out of PVC for targeting. Um, I just tied some scrap a record on and ah, course, you can do this anywhere, but, um, just take the end and do, like, a slip knot or something. Just double it over like that. So, uh, we can hang. Just put the whips in and slide it down toe. Hold it. Um, so just something like that that's easy to slide, uh, for hanging your whips. Just like that. Committees, whips order. Just about done. Uh, it helps to kind of poke, um, stir the wax around, get a little bit faster, and you want to make sure that when you're doing this with if you're not experienced with hot wax, do this somewhere where you don't mind the lack spilling because with tariff in wax doesn't really come out. So, uh, you may want to wear some old clothes while you're doing this, even because it won't really come out of clothes either. So, uh, and, um, don't worry about your wax getting dirty. I don't know if you can see on the camera. There's some dirt and stuff in this wax, but, um, you don't have to worry about that. If that happens, you can strain it out if you want. I do that once in a while when it gets pretty bad, but, uh, you know, it's not gonna hurt your whips. It's not gonna get onto them. We're gonna be wiping them off when we're done. So, uh, make sure that you have, um, some old rags or not and paper towels or something to dry those off with. Okay, so the whips have pretty much stopped bubbling, so we're gonna take them out, make sure you have your paper towels or whatever handy. Um, so we're just gonna at the end, grab it like that. And if you have your fall wrapped up, you're gonna want to unwrap that and take the other napkins and just wipe it all down. Just get all the excess wax off down real tight like that because you don't want the lax Teoh Harden on there, because then it'll flake so and especially does it on the fall. So make sure you really get that good. And, of course, around the hell night. Okay, so now it's ready to hang up to dry. Okay, So I'm just gonna slip the knot loop just like that and straighten the without. It's not gonna be perfectly straight, because the way we coiled it up in wax, but that's fine, because the way the weapons braided, it's a weapon gonna have, ah, preferred direction of motion. I guess you could say so. Just have them hanging there just like that. And these will probably hang for about 20 minutes to cool. Uh, you just want it long enough until they don't feel warm anymore to the touch when the waxes all drive and cold, so we'll come back then. 19. The Cracker Part 1: okay, while the whips hanging dry, we're going to make do the last step of the swift, which is making the cracker, which looks something like this. So there's several ways to do this. Um, my favorite ways to use nylon thread. I just bought a spool this on eBay. I think it's about 900 feet at last. A really long time, I'd recommend getting it. But, um, you can also use the inner strands or the guts from your pay record, so I'll show you how to make it with the pair. Accord guts first, um, you're gonna want a length at least 4.5 feet just to be on the safe side. Um, this length years probably 4.5. Well, it's at least five feet long. So what you're gonna do, um, going to double it, take the two lines and put them either in a vice or clamp or just put it under your foot and then come to the sand and you're gonna need a pencil or something, and you'll just spend it. And so I'll go ahead and do that. Um, you just want to do it enough So that it twists up on itself. So show you what that looks like here in a second. And, ah, if you have he most at he most ATS then, uh, that's what you'll need, of course, to make the nylon thread cracker. But you can also use them for this cracker. Uh, okay. So once it's twisted enough, if you just release the tension a little bit, you can see it wants to twist up on itself. So when I had a stressed out, you just grab the middle, bring the end down, grab the end under your foot device or whatever. Just let the rest go, and you can take the pen or pencil out, and you're gonna want to measure out nine inches for the twisted portion. Okay, So marking right here. Now I twisted this. It's a little bit loose. You want to get it good and tight. A nice, tight twists. You can experiment a little bit, so I probably should have twisted this longer. But, um, it's once you have that in there, you're just gonna tie a simple overhand knot. Or you can do a small blood. Not which I'll show you what that is. here in a minute. Once you've done that, you take the loose end and cut two inches from the knowledge for your tassel to two or three inches anywhere between that, so course as you cracked the with, this tassel will fray out more. But there's how you can make a cracker with the pair record gut, but, uh, to make it with the nylon thread, which is a much better quality way. Um, you're gonna take I like to do, um I don't know. About three feet. I just pulled back like a boat. A bow's draw length seems to work for me. So that's I got an exact measurement on it. Um, 33 inches. So don't you take 33 inches. You're going to double it over. Okay, so just run that through. So now we have a double length two strands running 33 inches. We're just gonna keep doubling this over so that we have ah, six strands. You can see we have three here from that down. Okay, so now I have two loops on this end running down to the other end. And, um, there's different size crackers for this for three foot snake whips. You actually only need four strands, which would be like a lightweight cracker. So I'm actually going to do that. You can do six times for a medium wit cracker. Just however many times you do it, you don't want to do any more than eight, because eight is a very heavy duty cracker for, you know, 12 foot Webster. Whatever. But, um, how many times you do what you want to end up where you have when you cut it. You have both of the loose ends here. Okay, so then the other end, it's just the loops doubled over. So what you're gonna do is you're gonna take your chemo stacks and clamp it on the end there, over everything. Just run it back to the end. And now we're gonna do We're just gonna pinch this, and you're just going to spend it 20. The Cracker Part 2 : I'll do it about three or four times till it starts. Just slow down. Kind of like that. So whenever I release some of the tension, it starts to bunch up on itself like that. Okay, so now you're just gonna I usually just put the middle of my despite in the middle and bring both ends together. Then you can let go. So now this is all twisted. Still pinching this end. And, uh, if you're doing the pair record got you can, you know, use the spinning method for that too. Just don't. If you're using the pair record got, don't double it over. You know, four or six times, you only want to double it over once. Um, so we're just gonna measure out nine inches, and this time we're gonna Clampett with the chemo stats. Okay, so you have nine inches here now, this loose end here. Ah, you're gonna on twisted where you have to twisted strands. Okay, so just like that, and I'll try toe, zoom in a little closer here. We're going to tie the small blood, not which is a much better knot for tying crackers. Okay, so just lay it down like this and gonna take I like to take the bottom strand. Gonna take it, Make sure you don't have it all loose. Just kind of stretch it out a little bit. We're gonna come around and we're gonna go under the twisted portion of the cracker, Okay? Just like that. And it will be like we're doing an overhand knot. We're just gonna wraparound at once. Okay? Almost like a simple overhand knot. But then we're gonna wrap around one more time, okay? And then just gonna pull it down to the chemo, stats like that. Pull it fairly tight, then grab both ends of what would be the tassel slip. Your he most stocks out and just pull it tight. Okay, I sell. That's the small blood. Not and this again makes for a better crack or not. Um, so now we're just going to cut the tassel Teoh two inches. This anywhere anywhere between two and three inches works. Okay, so that's how you make the cracker for your whip. So let's go ahead. Your whips should be cooled by now, so let's go ahead and attach it. Okay? So, to tie on the cracker, gonna take the end of your fall and take the end of the cracker and you're gonna untwist it to open up a little. I there Cain put the fall through and then let the cracker twist back up. And then we're just going to do to overhand knot. So do one and then slide it up to the end. Not to the very, very tip. Leave about a millimeter. I kind of see there, pull that tight and we'll do one more. Okay, so that's it for the snake clip. Your snake with is now complete. And it might still be just a little bit warm from the wax. And, of course, it's going to be stiff like this until you actually break it in cracking it. So let's go ahead and give this a few tests. Cracks in targeting 21. Test Cracking: All right, So that's it for the snake. Quit making class. Hope you enjoyed this last series of lessons. So sure to keep Nile. I have a Well, what? Making flash coming out. So, uh