|Project by ghost5||posted 05-28-2014 01:09 AM||598 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
These are by far the most complicated thing I have ever turned. Not only are the internal dimensions a closely guarded secret but there are so many steps in the process to figure out that the first few of these were not fun. These take no less than 5 drill bits, custom jamb chucks and a steady hand getting things drilled and ready for the lathe. But once you get it figured out they go a lot easier.
From L-R they are
1. Stabilized buckeye burl with a small aluminum section added with an African Blackwood cap
2. Stabilized buckeye burl with a desert ironwood cap
3. Stabilized live oak with a black walnut cap
4. Argentine lignum vitae that for some reason turned this weird blue from a beautiful golden color with an African blackwood cap
5. Stabilized English walnut with a zebrawood cap and solder inlay, I won’t do that again.
All of the calls have a deer antler insert which is a socket for the mouth piece which is turned out of Delrin. All have turned cork lip stops except for the lignum which has an antler lip stop.
I added a picture of a single buckeye call and a couple of them on the lathe.
Thanks for taking a look.
-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com