|Project by davegalesr||posted 07-10-2011 12:59 PM||1873 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is a friction turkey call, also called a pot call. I turned the pot out of face grain Ipe because that is a good wood for the weather with it’s natural oils. I turned the striker from Jatoba – it is about 7 inches long and tapers from 3/4 inch at the top to 1/4 inch on the business end. The slate scratch plate is 1/8 inch thick and 3 1/4 inches in diameter. It sits over a cherry sound board that is about 3 inches in diameter and 1/16th inch thick. The sound board sits on a pedestal that is about 3/8 inch from the bottom of the pot and there is a 1/8 inch gap between the sound board ant the slate. The sound board is separated from the sides of the pot by about 1/16th of an inch all around. There are 8 3/8 inch holes in the bottom to provide amble sound distribution.
This is a classic design that I searched for instructions – found a few on the web and guessed the rest. The sound is great – better than my old black widow call.
-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC