|Project by supervato||posted 04-07-2011 04:38 AM||2212 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Well I guess im getting in the turkey call buisness. A buddy of mine that works with me at the fire dept. is an avid hunter. He brought me a turkey call that he uses and asked if i could make something like that. I looked at it for a while and said I would like to try. Gaining more knowledge on something is a what I love. So he showed me some picks of what they call a long box. He said this is what he would like for me to custom make. I built this turkey call out of a walnut tree I cut down last summer. It measures 14 inches long 2 1/8 inches tall. I learned that tuning these box calls is very difficult not only do you have to know what a turkey sounds like pretty good. Which i dont! You have to have somebody that knows how to use it. Which my buddy did. The key for this build was the thickness of the side walls which comppletly changes its tone. After hours of small changes he was very happy with the sound. The finish on this project was boiled linseed oil and Tung oil low gloss for the final finish. My new grizzly spindle sander came in very handy in this build. The kicker to this story is he took delivery on the call tonight and is leaving to California on a turkey hunt so we will see if their is a turkey in the future to show this call actually works. Little different building something out of wood that has to make a specific sound. But I really felt confident I did.