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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Sound board diameter
« Last post by R Widener on June 25, 2017, 09:52:37 PM »
Hi, I'm new to the group and turkey pot call making in general. The info here is awesome and everyone seems very helpful. My question is this, if I have two indentical 3.25 pot calls slate over glass and the only difference is the soundboard diameter, one being 2.75 and one being 2.5, what difference in tone should I expect to hear? Same rasp just a more hollow sound? Less rasp? Deeper tone? Thanks for any input. 
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Custom Call Making Tutorials & Tips / Re: dust collector pipe
« Last post by djones on June 23, 2017, 09:45:32 AM »
I found this guide to provide a lot of additional tips to.
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Handcrafting Traditional Reelfoot Duck Calls / Re: Reelfoot call
« Last post by ben on June 22, 2017, 10:43:00 AM »
Thanks for the comments.

ben
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: Insert tips
« Last post by LagrueCustomCalls on June 20, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
Practice on some less expensive hardwood.

Have your caliper ready, measure what you do. Write down what works. Write down what does not. Note the differences. Remember that combinations of things are what makes things change, not just individual changes. When possible, change one thing at a time.

Learn to do a search in this forum. There is ton's of already typed up information here. Ready for reading. Type the word insert and get ready for a long read.
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: Insert tips
« Last post by James Strickland on June 20, 2017, 09:27:17 AM »
Anthony...

As Larry said, more info on what issues you're having will help those on the forum be better able to give input.  That being said, if I were you, I wouldn't worry with more expensive woods for now.  You will likely waste a lot of wood learning inserts.  Use cheap wood for this.
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: Insert tips
« Last post by Prairie Game Calls on June 20, 2017, 07:58:57 AM »
Well welcome to everyone's path to making call inserts. It took lots of practice for me to understand and also turn out a good insert. Your question is quite generic in content. Things that effect the sound of a duck call hmmmm 🤔. Hole size, tone board height, Reed material, length of the tone board hole in relationship to the back of the cork notch, size of cork notch, length of cork notch, upslope vs down slope, material of the tone board, and believe it or not the length of the barrel of the call. I'm sure there are more things I'm forgetting but these are the ones that come to mind. Can you narrow it down a bit?

Larry
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Insert tips
« Last post by Anthony Rosenthal on June 19, 2017, 11:54:21 PM »
So I am just starting to get into turning my own duck calls and am having trouble with making my inserts. Any tips or tricks I should know before turning more expensive wood into an insert?

Thank you in advance!
 :thanks:
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Handcrafting Traditional Reelfoot Duck Calls / Re: Reelfoot call
« Last post by B Hoover on June 19, 2017, 08:50:08 AM »
Beautiful call!
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General Call Making Discussions / Re: Cork groove gap cutting
« Last post by Wade@WEBFoot on June 18, 2017, 11:10:12 PM »
If youre using a jig... practice will get you there... filing to the jig is important in many cases... but where you say its too long, Im guessing youre free handing it...  and about all that you can do is measure and draw it out as best you can and stay inside the lines and then file it larger to the fit you want... 

Like most things you want to fit together, you cut under where you want to be, and then work out slowly to size - test fitting along the way.

Wade

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General Call Making Discussions / Re: Cork groove gap cutting
« Last post by LagrueCustomCalls on June 18, 2017, 01:57:10 PM »
Gene, your jig should be set up to guide you to cut the notch correctly.
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