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Project by rooster posted 03-27-2012 02:58 PM 1896 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this turkey call out of some scrap wood I had in the shop. The paddles are oak and the box sides are redwood. I used/modified a plan I found online. It was an easy project. The hardest part was shaping the top paddle with a file/rasp.

Here is the link to the plan: http://www.customcalls.com/makeaturkeyboxcall.htm

I’m pleased with the outcome and the sound is pretty good. It yelps, clucks, and gobbles pretty well. I’m still working a bit trying to get the sound perfected, but it’s close. Can’t wait to field test it!

Thanks for looking.





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kaschimer

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 03:25 PM

Do you happen to have the link to the plans you found online?

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 04:10 PM

Looks good and nice job. Good luck trying it out—wild turkey is my favorite game meat!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 04:11 PM

kaschimer, I just added the link to the plan in the project description.

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dell

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 10:15 PM

I am trying to build a similar box but am having trouble finding the spring. What did you use?

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rooster

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 11:52 AM

I found a small spring at a local ACE hardware store. Cost $0.30.

The big orange box store also has an assorted pack of springs for $5. I didn’t need the entire box, so I passed on it.

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