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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: 4 jaw chuck uses?
« Last post by Don@srdc on Today at 02:05:05 AM »
 Thanks guys, appreciate the help!
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: 4 jaw chuck uses?
« Last post by FDR on October 12, 2019, 08:59:38 PM »
I turn my inserts between a live center in the tailstock and a headstock drive center in the headstock. Use the headstock drive center to drive the big end of the insert and turn the 5/8 portion toward the live center in the tailstock. Once you have the 5/8 portion turned to size just remove the headstock drive center and install your collet chuck with a 5/8 collet. place the 5/8 end of your insert in the collet chuck and drill your tone channel and form your exhaust. Here is a link to the headstock drive I use.

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/LCENTSS21.html

Fred
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: 4 jaw chuck uses?
« Last post by Don@srdc on October 11, 2019, 11:47:15 PM »
Ive got a 5/8" collet chuck for my barrells and whatnot, jist not sure how to turn a insert down to 5/8 " without my 4 jaw right now. Could a guy use a spur?
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: 4 jaw chuck uses?
« Last post by FDR on October 11, 2019, 08:37:26 PM »
For duck calls, like Ben I only us my 4 jaw for drilling a barrel but if you ever intend to make a turkey pot call the 4 jaw is the way to go.
For duck call inserts the collet chuck is the way to go. PSI makes a good collet chuck set.

Fred
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General Call Making Discussions / Re: Blurry Photobucket Pics
« Last post by James Strickland on October 11, 2019, 01:25:39 PM »
So, the only real solution is to pay the monthly fee.  Folks could delete down to 25MB of pics but that'd also likely kill the pics on THO that are showing up as blurred now.  Guess I'd rather have a blurred pic than no pic in the tutorials.
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: 4 jaw chuck uses?
« Last post by ben on October 11, 2019, 11:16:36 AM »
I would not be in a hurry to get rid of it as it can be used to hold blanks for drilling if you drill with your lathe. I like to turn stoppers between center get to the correct size and then chuck in a collet chuck to drill the hole in the stopper and finish. Would be good money invested to get a collet chuck if you do not have one. I use a psi as most on here does, that kit has different sizes it also.  Collet chuck can also hold the mandrel to turn the barrel.

ben
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / 4 jaw chuck uses?
« Last post by Don@srdc on October 11, 2019, 12:21:18 AM »
Any real reason to keep it around? Been using it to try to build inserts, but was thinking a spur may work better? Where does a 4 jaw come into use? Thanks.
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: Tailstock upgrade?
« Last post by Don@srdc on October 11, 2019, 12:15:29 AM »
Much appreciated guys. Thanks!
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: Tailstock upgrade?
« Last post by FDR on October 09, 2019, 09:09:01 PM »
My experience mirrors Ben's. Save your money and just buy a higher quality lathe. If you are drilling call barrels you need a pretty good lathe. I bought/sold 3 others before I found the Jet 1221. I does every thing you will need to do in making calls.

Fred
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: Tailstock upgrade?
« Last post by ben on October 09, 2019, 10:53:36 AM »
Most likely you will not find a replacement for your lathe. The ways on the bed might be wider or more narrow. size of the lathe 10 in. swing or 12 in whatever it may be and those parts are made for that lathe. Not saying you cannot find one but will be difficult and it probably would be costly. Then you have the problem of the tail stock giving correct alignment to the head stock.

Hope this helps.

ben
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