Turkey Call

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Project by jaykaypur posted 02-19-2012 01:27 AM 2015 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this today. It’s a copy of one that a friend showed me this week that he had made many years ago. After some tedious sanding on the bottom of the top (it’s convexed) and on the sides, I got it “sounding” pretty good. Need to apply some chalk to the surfaces that rub and it will be really good to go. Thanks for looking.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 03:02 AM

Watch out turkeys. Great looking call, I would like to hear it in action.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 05:17 AM

Now that’s my kind of wood working ! Good job.
Search the web, theres a .pdf (free) plan out there just like yours.
I got one thats 12 years old, looks like this one, keep the chalk handy,
have to chalk mine several times a season, mine uses rubber bands to keep the
down pressure.

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 05:26 AM

When I was a boy, I was fascinated with my dad`s wooden turkey call. So cool!

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 11:25 AM

Calls are a lot of fun to make. Cedar makes some of the best too. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 01:59 PM

I have made a couple as well (check my profile) using a plan I found on line. I am planning a couple more as gifts before turkey season begins. I found that using grooves cut in the sides to thin the sides made all the difference in sound quality. I used several different combinations of wood and as long as the paddle is of a harder species it sounds and works great.
great job.

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

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 05:34 PM

I’m amazed – I thought all you had to do was holler – “Gobble, Gobble, Gobble” and they would stick their heads up for you to shoot them. Don’t know much about turkey hunting, they aren’t any in the Greater New Orleans area, at least none that I can shoot.

Nice job on the turkey caller.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 10:41 PM


Those turkey’s don’t have a chance!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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