Shot Loaded Bullwhip

Shot Loaded Bullwhip

Right now I’m making another one of the EconomINDY bullwhip, but this one has a lead shot core.   Currently this bullwhip need it’s final bolster and overlay to before it’s finished.

bullwhip

I  haven’t done a ton of shot cores on my bullwhips, so it’s fun to make this one.  This bullwhip’s taper is going to be more like how I normally make my kangaroo Indy bullwhips thanks to the shot core building it up a bit in diameter (and weight).   Today I’m out all day  performing so I probably won’t get a chance to do to any more work on this bullwhip.

I’m still not 100% sold on having  a lead shot core is going to be a good substitute for a 2nd plaited belly.  It’s faster to make than another plaited belly, but now I’m going to have to add more lead to the handle to balance it out.  While a shot core may save time adding a belly by the time I have to add more lead to the handle any time saving my be offset by added cost of adding more lead to the butt.

Louie
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