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post #1 of 4 Old 03-17-2008, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Cluck cluck cut cluck purrrr!!!!!!!

Gotcha!!!!!It really DOES work!!!!
This is my newest weapon of the woods...I know it doesn't look that deadly...but lets hope it is on opening day....5 days and counting til opening day in Ga.
I made this call from the block of Madrone Burl that the "Turkey Call" is sitting on in the pictures.And the Strikers are made from a piece of "variegated Padauk"I had a problem with the "striker" though,I cut 2 blanks and set one aside because I wanted to use the one that had more "red" in it,well,I set the wrong one aside,hence the 2 strikers the call is pic'ed with.I know,you really have to be a hunter to appreciate the sounds it makes but I have to admit,out of the 50-100 calls I have laying around here at any given time........this one will be in my vest pocket come Saturday.It sounds great!!! LB,did it get your attention? you big Turkey you!!!! Sorry so late,I meant to have this posted for you yesterday,but I wanted it finished.
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The only time we get turkey over here is to eat at christmas or anytime if you like, not a turkey eater myself, we do have duck calls and we blow the dam things, that turkey call of yours seams to be a drum as you say about strikers. The first pic looks as though it has holes for displaying calls. Nice bit of wood though. Bit of explaination i think. LB The UK Turkey
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Marko I got to ride my bicycle last week for the first time this year. I had a whole flock of turkeys run right in front of me. Our college president is a turkey hunter so I was sad I didn't have my camera with me to take a photo and tease him.
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well LB,Thanks for asking for the explaination......i was waiting to be (egged on) ...Ok,first of all the striker(s) are used to scratch the Pennsylvania Deep Mined Slate surface(gray surface)Look in the secound pic and see the scratch mark on the surface where I gave it a go.It does take practice but it's also one of the easier designs to become fluent with.(I'm trying not to turn this into an "epic novel" )and the holes you are looking at are the sound ports(the bottom of the call),see, the inside is turned in such a fashion to create the best tones that resonate off the glass soundboard which is glued in place on a pedestal and these holes or soundports resonate the sound to a distance,to call in the all elusive "Tom".I tried doing something different with this call but not sure I like it.I spun the call at about 1200 rpm's and laid 400g sandpaper to the laquer finish to cause the laquer to break down alittle and cause streaks along the edge.Then I lacquered it again.This is obvious in the pic and to me looks like it wasn't sanded enough when in fact I went right down through the grits.The purpose of this was to get alittle more grip on the call where you hold it.My calls get abit slick and guy's cry when they drop'em.of course they blame the slick finish .So,there are 3 pieces to the call.The pot(Madrone Burl),the 3.25"scratch surface(slate),and a 2.75"x 1/8" piece of glass.I hope this helps!! and Thanks for looking guys.Aren't those lone flocks amazing to watch John? I can watch them for days....and do! LB,I couldn't help the Turkey thing and I can take a good "razing" too,so please do not hold back One more thing that LB made me think about,the Eastern Wild Turkey's a rather "gamey" dish and the only real edible part is the breast.

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