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Project by NoSlivers posted 1624 days ago 3048 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked the question as well as a couple PM’s asking about the mandrel I used to turn a recently posted duck call. I thought if 1 or 2 are asking, there are probably several more that might be wondering but just never asked. I just made these cones since the barrel i.d. of the duck calls are larger than the knurled nut on the mandrel. I could have used large washers on each end but then I’d be using chisels near the metal to finish out the ends of the workpiece. Using these gives me access to most of the ends and if I slip and hit one of the cones, well, it’s just wood. Plus, if I scar one up really badly, I can just turn another one. Hope the pictures explain better than I can describe…..

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?





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#1 posted 1624 days ago

Interesting

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rozzi

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#2 posted 1624 days ago

Good idea. I appreciate the information. I am going to give it a try.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#3 posted 1624 days ago

Nice idea. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 1624 days ago

Awesome job, i like your jig.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 1623 days ago

good idea thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 1622 days ago

Great idea. I’m going to make a couple to do my Rifle Cartridge pens with. I won’t need as many spacers that way.

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#7 posted 193 days ago

I saw this and wondered if it was mine. I use the same thing to turn all my calls.

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