Yesterday I was messing around with my new lace cutter (I’ll post more on the lace cutter after I’ve used it a bit more) and I made this 16 plait bracelet:
This striped pattern was a bit tricks to figure out how to do it off the 8 plait round, but I think it turned out pretty well.
In bullwhip news I’m working on a long handled bullwhip that will have sharkskin handle…I’ve got the both bellies and bolsters finished and the overlay cut out. So the next step will be plaiting.
A while ago I bought the last Lace Cutter that David Morgan had. After being unavailable they’ve just had a new batch made up and they are available again!
Personally I love this lace cutter and get a ton of mileage out of mine. I use it for cutting out lace for knots and wrist loops.
It’s also great for making 8 plait bullwhips that finish in an 8 plait point. Usually when I make whips like that I cut the point a bit wide then as I’m making the bullwhip I taper it. The David Morgan Lace cutter is a great tool to do that evenly with. What I do when I need the width of the strand to get a bit thinner is I set the Lace cutter a bit thinner and run the lace through it, then pare the side I just cut. It’s a pretty fast operation and works well for me.
This size of this lace cutter made it very easy to hold comfortably in your hand while cutting, and your hand won’t cramp up if you are cutting a mountain of lace. It’s light weight and because of it’s simple design it’s very durable!
You can get them at: http://www.davidmorgan.com/product_info.php?products_id=1139