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Fun pieces for my hunting buddies

My buddy came over yesterday. He owns a cabin that we use when we go hunting and fishing. He has never turned before so I showed him how to make the first piece and let him make the next one. Then I made one more that was a combination effort . He had a good time learning something new and fun, and I enjoyed having some new company in the shop. This is a deer grunt call that you can buy at any sporting good store. They come with a plastic mouthpiece. We just replaced it with wood. This one was a piece of olive wood. We made two from maple burl and the last one from a piece of cocobolo. I have to get pics of the other ones.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-18-2009, 05:56 PM
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Nice job, Hope the deer like it toooo.
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Mike, I think that is the nicest grunt call I've ever seen. Nice work.

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Nice work and practical. Get us pics of the deer they get too.

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Nice work, Mike... Now you'll have to work on turning duck calls...

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Terry,
I don't do any duck hunting, but my buddy does. I'll have to have him over again. Here's a pic of my buddy's deer he got before he had the wooden mouthpiece for his grunt call. Just think how big the next one will be.
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I reckon there's a little meat on that dear.

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Mike, very nice. How long is the hose portion of the grunt? It looks almost like shop vac hose. Is that what it is? The ideas for turning stuff is just endless. Neat idea.

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John,
The hose is about 3/4" diameter, the wooden piece I turned is just over 3" long. I think Craft supplies or one of the mail order places sells the plastic parts, but it's cheaper to just go to Gander mountain or Dicks sporting goods and buy the whole grunt call and toss the plastic mouthpiece that the wood is taking the place of. I am always looking for little things like that to turn. It uses up some of the small pieces of nice wood lying around and it's always fun to harass the other guys at first that don't have the nice one yet.
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it's always fun to harass the other guys at first that don't have the nice one yet.
I love it! You know how hunters are too! Always got to have the latest and greatest!

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Here's a picture of the calls we made last week. One cocobolo and the other two are maple burl.
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Nice work. Congrats!
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