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The Art of Handcrafting Custom Game Calls => Molding Calls, Guts, Inserts & Other Parts => Topic started by: Steel Rain Calls on February 20, 2013, 11:13:24 AM

Title: casting inserts
Post by: Steel Rain Calls on February 20, 2013, 11:13:24 AM
I wandered if someone has does this. I am trying to figure out a way to cast my inserts that I already have and that work. I would like to figure this out to save time on orders and so i make sure that i get them the same each time. It's just a thought and without using a CNC I don't really know if it is possible.
Title: Re: casting inserts
Post by: Brian at DDT Game Calls on February 20, 2013, 11:38:32 AM
check out, just order some stuff and start playing, I just got some in and it is gonna be a new learning curve, there are no call making tuts on there but will give you and idea
Title: Re: casting inserts
Post by: BigB on February 20, 2013, 01:01:22 PM

The reason that a lot of people are not pour molding their own replica inserts is because of the fact that the resins shrink once they cure. You can't take a part, and make a mold based on it, and pour in the resin and expect to get the same exact dimensions on the molded part as the original. For those that know that one stroke of the file will ruin a duck call toneboard, they can see that all of these dimensional changes (smaller) on a pour molded part will not sound near the same as the original part.

Title: Re: casting inserts
Post by: Justin Hanson@ Dirty Dogs Custom Calls on February 20, 2013, 07:41:26 PM
It takes a lot of time and a substantial amount of money, skrinkage can be an issue. With the right materials and the right process you can be successful.

Brian is right, buy it and start playing with it. It is something that there is no one "right" way to do it. If I can find some time I may do a tutorial on it, just need to find the time.

Title: Re: casting inserts
Post by: dogcatcher on February 20, 2013, 11:36:42 PM
The only toneboards that I have found that can be effectively cast time after time are Louisiana style boards.  Tried them all, I even had some professional resin casters try to make them.  The others were okay, but not great.