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Topic: Thunderbird

6 ft. stockwhip, 16 plait overlay, 18 inch padauk handle, 2 bellies over a twisted-tapered cored, a couple of strips of lead under the 9.6 pineapple knot for balance. Thunderbird concho, 30 inch double-ended weighted fall (ala Tyler Blake)

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"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Re: Thunderbird

Very nice Mark.

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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Super!  Well done, Mark!

'Less is often more!'

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Beautiful!

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Thanks, everyone.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Oh, what a beautiful whip!!!

Inch by inch.

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Thank you, Rachel.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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A terrific looking whip again!
Mark, I wonder have you ever built a whip that is only slightly similar to another one you made or are they all totally unique?
From the picture threads it seems like that smile

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Well done Mark! Nice looking keepers! How's the weight?

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Mark, I forgot to ask, how does it crack?
(as if I didn't know already smile )
I know that this is a cliche but, it really does look like it will crack itself.

Ron

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I can't force you to be right.

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Thank's Jyri, it's fairly heavy with a balance point about5-6 cm toward the heel from the keeper binding.

Ron, it cracks nicely, although I might change the fall to one that is a bit shorter and the cracker to one that is a bit thinner.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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Sorry for being late to the party, but that is one sleek stock whip you've got there Mark smile

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Thank you, Andrew.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White

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how beautiful, mark!  I am looking forward to making a stock whip when I get caught up around here.  I really want to give it a try.  I love this beautiful!

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Thank you very much, Jessie.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E. B. White