Box Call

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Project by SplashMaster posted 12-07-2010 08:42 PM 3305 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a turkey box call I made back in shop class when some of my buddy’s and I found some oak boars in the back of the wood room. We all made one and boy was it funny to see the the teacher walk in when we were riping that last oak board down lol he went crazy over us using the new saw blade to cut it. good times thanks for looken.

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 10:33 PM

Nice project splashmaster.Have you had the chance to try it in the field yet?

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 01:29 AM

Thanks MichaelA I have used it and it sound just as good as a store bought one but with out luck it seams all I can ever call in is hens but then aging that also goes for all gear. Hopefully that will change this spring though.

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 04:27 AM

I just agreed to help a group of fathers and sons make turkey calls before Spring Gobbler season. Can you give me details on yours and how its made. Thanks, any help would be appreciated!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 04:57 AM

Well Kenn all we did was used a call one of my friends had as a guide to make are calls and all we used was a table saw to cut the parts out and then a disk sander and belt sander to get the curves on the lid and sides. Also are sides are dadoed in the base. Its all glued up. The lid is held on with a screw and has a spring in-between the lid and box. The wood is oak not sure what kind (we made a pine Box Call first that did not work well at all but good practice). Chalk the lid and its good to go! also if you got a wood burning kit let you imagination run wild! Hope this helps.

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 05:16 AM

Why did the teacher get mad at you for ripping oak with a new blade? Isn’t that what its for?

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 05:19 AM

If the hens are coming in the big gobblers can’t be too far behind. Good work!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 07:10 AM

May I ask what a turkey box call is?
We only have turkey’s in the supermarkets :-)


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#8 posted 12-08-2010 08:01 AM

Nice call. Looks like a call I made (Check out my projects) last christmas. Kenn. google Shipleys custom sawing. They have a very good set of plans. I find that the thickness of the sides are critical to the tone of the call. Mine are close to 1/16” thick and sounds better with the grooves I cut in.

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

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 02:26 PM

Hi Houtje,
The Box Call is one of the easiest types of turkey calls to use and it can mimic all sorts of turkey sounds and it tone travels through the wind the best of any other Calls. Its to bad there is not any turkey’s were you are because wild turkey (like most things) has such a better taste than the farm raised in my opinion. Also it works by sliding the lid across the sides to make the call sounds and chalk is put on the lid to help it do this (Im not really sure how it helps but it does)

Thanks for the tip I never really thought about the grooves that are in the calls.

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