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Project by ghost5 posted 97 days ago 538 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on a new call to add to my line and this is what I came up with. These are turkey trumpet calls which have been around for years but the way they are made is a guarded secret to say the least. I spent a lot of time researching how to do these then took more time figuring out how to physically get them made. They are not easy or at least to me they aren’t.

Each blank is 5” long with a 2 1/2”-3” delrin mouthpiece. I added a deer antler insert for the mouthpiece to sit in which fits inside the call itself. They still need a cork lip stop which I will add today.

The first call is stabilized buckeye burl with an African blackwood cap, the second is stabilized pistachio with an African blackwood cap. Both got deer antler inserts and delrin mouthpieces. Finish is natural stain and lacquer.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com





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buder

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#1 posted 96 days ago

They look very nice. Have you had a chance to sound them yet?

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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ghost5

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#2 posted 96 days ago

Thanks yes I run them as I build them to see if everything is going right. After they are finished I run them more to test them out. I’m not the best caller in the world on these but they sound like a turkey even with me running them.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 96 days ago

You should shoot a video so we can hear them. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 96 days ago

Another beautiful piece. I agree with Monte, would be great to hear them in action.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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freddy1962

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#5 posted 96 days ago

Very nice!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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