Calls for Christmas

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Project by hunter71 posted 11-09-2009 01:35 AM 1653 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A change of pace here. I have made various calls in the past and had a request for some for xmas presents. Well making one is no harder than making four so here they are. Actually there will be a dozen when I get done but this was what came off the lathe tonight. L-R Cypress and Cherry, White Oak, another type of Cherry and cypress, cocobolo.
I get a lot of my call material from a salvage company’s flooring dept. I can buy 1 or 100 pieces of whatever they have out of a box. A pass through the plainer and sander and glue up whatever strikes my fancy. Sometimes I get a surprise color, but that’s half the fun.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 11-09-2009 05:26 AM

The timing of this project is right on time for me. I am starting the process of having some of these made for christmas presents. I love the character of the calls you have made. I am sure they will be well received. Happy Hunting

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 06:15 AM

Nice job. I have been wanting to give this a shot. Do you turn and make the inserts too or do you buy them?

-- Duane, Iowa

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 02:41 AM

Very intrested in how the cypress call sounds…I can get tons of the stuff for free. My cousin owns a cypress mill !! Getting a lathe very soon an have been watching HOURS of duck call making video’s. Still unsure of what the reeds are made of. Seen that the sound box is 5/8” and learned to make the spindle to hold it. Still alittle sketchy on the reed holder and cork thing. BAFFELLED in Louisiana

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 03:18 AM

Nice turning and great wood.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 01:38 PM

Great project. How do I get on your Christmas gift list? I need a new varmint call! LOL Guess I’ll have to make one myself. Do you know why it’s illegal to use a turkey or varmint call at a gunshow? They are afraid it will attract lawyers…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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