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post #1 of 7 Old 03-30-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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turning a duck call

im interested in turning a few calls for some close friends..

what should i buy in order to turn these??
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i have made a lot of calls. you can buy the guts online through HUT i think penn state industries may carry them as well. you are going to want to make some mandrels, i started with wood and than had a custom metal expanding one made. HUT i believe sells a started kit for turning game calls!!!! they are fun to make! tuning them can become an issue but if you know what sound you are looking for you shouldn't have a problem
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what mandrel do i need to buy??

or what will i need to make one??
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YOU can turn one out of wood and cut o rings in to hold the place, but they tend to break and you have to start over making another one i got frustrated and had one made. i chuck the one i have now and use my live center to make sure it is running true! than i take the piece of wood slide it on tighten the screw and it will not move!!
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I have done several from Craft Supply. They mention using a mandrel but they are easily done between centers.
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...ck_calls?Args=
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you can def turn them between centers, but in my opinion in order to get a quality sanding job on the inside the call a mandrel is the way to go. you can take that piece and flip it around to really get both ends really well. unless you are an experienced turner than a mandrel is the way to go. thats just my opinion
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Do you allready own a Nova chuck? Just buy a set of pin jaws for it.

Another option is to make a pin chuck.

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