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Project by HoosierBoy87 posted 04-20-2018 08:35 PM 427 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past month I’ve been making some friction calls for turkey hunting on my lathe. I saw a video of a guy making one and decided to give it a try. The surfaces, and soundboards can be ordered online for about 1-2 dollars a piece. Very happy with the looks and the sound of them. So far I’ve made a slate over glass, crystal over brass, and a brass over slate. All out of my favorite “osage” that I still have a ton of with walnut laminated in with it on one.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana





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Billfish

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#1 posted 04-20-2018 09:15 PM

They look really nice Ross great job hope they get you a turkey Which one do sound the best and where do you order the surfaces

Thanks

Bill

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 09:56 PM

Those are neat,Ross. I have never heard of one like that. How do they work?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HoosierBoy87

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 04:05 PM



They look really nice Ross great job hope they get you a turkey Which one do sound the best and where do you order the surfaces

Thanks

Bill

- Billfish

Thanks Bill, they all sound good-the slate though is probably the best and most versatile. The brass and crystal calls are great locator calls though as they can get extremely loud if you want them to.
You can order the surfaces and soundboards at shipleys: http://www.shipleysoutdoors.com/game-call-supplies.
Theres also some good youtube videos out there of people making them. You wanna make sure you have around a 3/32-1/8 inch gap between the soundboard and the playing surface.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 06:20 PM



Those are neat,Ross. I have never heard of one like that. How do they work?

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thank you Jim, there’s several different types of turkey calls. friction or pot calls are probably the most realistic sounding. You make the sound by drawing a wooden striker (like the one in the second pic) across the surface and it creates a high pitched sound imatating a hen.
Heres a video of one being used:
https://youtu.be/DK1i1jKd0l8

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 04-22-2018 07:35 AM

Great work. Making game calls is fun. I like duck and goose calls, and collect them from makers all over the country as I find them. Possibly some will want to buy from you? I’m getting too old and crusty to drag my self through the trees where a Tom would be hiding, but I always found the call I liked the best was the inside of my mouth. even old that part still works fine.

If you’re hunting this spring, best of luck.

-- Think safe, be safe

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mel52

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#6 posted 04-23-2018 03:52 PM

Just finished turkey hunting here in N.W. Kansas, ( Rio Grande species ). I use this type of call frequently. They worked for two using my crossbow.

-- MEL, Kansas

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HoosierBoy87

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#7 posted 04-23-2018 04:06 PM



Great work. Making game calls is fun. I like duck and goose calls, and collect them from makers all over the country as I find them. Possibly some will want to buy from you? I m getting too old and crusty to drag my self through the trees where a Tom would be hiding, but I always found the call I liked the best was the inside of my mouth. even old that part still works fine.

If you re hunting this spring, best of luck.

- therealSteveN

Thank you- and yes I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve been looking at buying a nova midi lathe and if I do I’ll be also getting some mandrels to make duck calls on. I made a crow call the other day, but they are much simpler. I might be looking at selling some before long yes… I went out this past weekend and called in a couple toms helping my little cousin get one for youth season. And I will be hunting in a couple days again for me. I’m definitely happy with them.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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HoosierBoy87

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#8 posted 04-23-2018 04:09 PM



Just finished turkey hunting here in N.W. Kansas, ( Rio Grande species ). I use this type of call frequently. They worked for two using my crossbow.

- mel52

Awesome to hear! Someday I want to try and get out west to hunt Rio’s and Merriams. We have easterns here. I just called in two this past youth season weekend helping my little cousin get one. I’m extremely happy with the sound-especially out of the slate call.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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