|Project by Deadeye||posted 462 days ago||968 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Motivated by others on this site, I decided to make a couple turkey box calls for the upcoming PA season. The one on the right was my prototype I made out of a piece of leftover cedar siding. The darker one is made from a piece of Black Walnut firewood, I squared up on the bandsaw, table saw and planer. This is the first time I raided my firewood pile, but definitely won’t be the last. I am pretty happy with the way the walnut one came out, and it sounds real good too. I really enjoyed making them, and plan on making more. I think my joinery will be a little better now with a couple under my belt, and all my angles and cheater pieces figured out.
I would welcome any advice, especially when it comes to type of finish and/or “tuning” the call.
Also, I read that the waterproof finish some of the commercial call makers use is just blackboard paint, does anyone have any experience with this?
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