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.
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.