Yesterday I finished up the strand prep for a 12 plait Indiana Jones style bullwhip. When I was stretching them strands before paring I broke one. This is probably the best time to break a strand because it was a simple matter to recut a strand and add it it. Once the plaiting has started if a strand breaks I’d need to do some splicing. Splicing strands doesn’t change how the whip handles, but it’s a pain in the butt!
Last night I had a show at the 7 Cedars casino in Sequim, so I didn’t have much time for plaiting. I have about a foot of the whip done: