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Tony Layzell
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A.P.W.A. Good thing or a bad thing?
So this is a question I am often asked, "Are you a member of the A.P.W.A." the answer in short is no, the answer in long is, no, but I used to be. So why did I leave? well no juicy gossip of scandal to report I'm afraid, I sort of just drifted away from it,...
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Dodgy Whip Makers and Dodgy Clients
So I belong to a couple of whip groups on FaceBook and have decided to write due to a whip maker Giovanni Celeste and his recent post regarding a fraudulent client, it is all a little unclear if the client was fraudulent or just a bit of a nutter, long stor...
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Conventional and Spiral Plaiting
So a question I get asked about a lot, and work that I do a lot of, its known by many names, Spiral Plaiting, Fancy Plaiting, Ring Work and Decorative Plaiting to name but a few, I call it Decorative Plaiting because that's how it is referred to in all the ...
Conventional and Spiral Plaiting
Conventional and Spiral Plaiting
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Bolsters....again....
So, here we go again, bolsters, or as it has become known, electrical tape in whips, nylon whips in particular......so a dictionary definition... bolster  in British ( ˈbəʊlstə     ) ( transitive ) 1.  ( often foll by  up ) to support or  reinforce ;  stren...
Bolsters....again....
Bolsters....again....
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End of the year again....
Another year has slipped on by and a very busy one it was too, those aware of circumstance know the three and a half years previous to this one were very difficult, it's really hard to watch a loved one turn from fit and healthy to an adult baby, sat in the...
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High Plait counts
24 plait I did it again, I went over to the dreaded FetLife and signed in, I found a thread relating to what was a proper whip and what said proper whip should be in order to be said proper whip..as usual written mostly by a whole heap of self appointed, st...
High Plait counts
High Plait counts
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Who do you recommend
Now there is a question I get asked often, why do I get asked that? sadly some folks don't want to wait my often long wait times, hey-ho,  shockingly it is a very difficult question to answer, for one I haven't seen the work of every whip maker in the world...
Who do you recommend
Who do you recommend
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Importing Kangaroo Hide
So, Importing Kangaroo leather for many years has been the most simple of things to do, order from the tannery of your choice, pay via bank transfer or some form of internet banking and just wait a few days for one of two things to happen,  1/  Royal Mail s...
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Krackthorn Krackers
Well what can I say about these good people, nothing but good that is for sure..... I consider myself very very lucky, I have a job that started out 30 plus years ago as a bit of boredom relief, in ten years making walking sticks/poles and keyring etc it tu...
Krackthorn Krackers
Krackthorn Krackers
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Selecting your new whip and Fetlife
So I'll start with a nice picture and a nice paragraph, above is Murphy, he comes to work with me every day and I always refer to him as the apprentice, he's a nice little chap and just the other day I looked round and there he was sat on top of my work ben...
Selecting your new whip and Fetlife
Selecting your new whip and Fetlife
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