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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Re: segmented turning
« Last post by FDR on August 03, 2019, 10:19:54 AM »
Nice! Like them a lot.

Fred
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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Re: segmented turning
« Last post by K.Ruge calls on August 02, 2019, 11:10:44 PM »
 Those are  sharp looking
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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Re: segmented turning
« Last post by Wayne at Winzer Game Calls on August 02, 2019, 08:42:50 PM »
I really like those. Lots of time goes into them before the first turning happens.

Wayne
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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / segmented turning
« Last post by majordog on August 02, 2019, 07:38:05 PM »
a couple of turkey pots I finished this week.  Segmented turning.  Slate over glass
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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Re: Tongue call
« Last post by Mark Tooley on July 22, 2019, 09:23:46 PM »
Thanks
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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Re: Tongue call
« Last post by majordog on July 22, 2019, 11:26:55 AM »
there was a thread on this type of call a little over a year ago

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,24416.0.html

Hope this helps
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Handcrafting Custom Turkey Calls / Tongue call
« Last post by Mark Tooley on July 21, 2019, 10:54:51 PM »
For you tongue Call makers would anyone care to comment on how you fit,tune,and prep. A tongue call.
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: New guy possibly beating a dead horse.
« Last post by BigB on July 11, 2019, 05:42:35 PM »
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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: New guy possibly beating a dead horse.
« Last post by FDR on July 09, 2019, 01:14:38 PM »
To hold the expanding mandrel you will need a collet chuck. A lot of us use the collet chuck sold by Peen State Industries (PSI).

 I would go to Web Foot Custom Calls for the mandrel. They are high quality.

Lathes- I bought 3 before I found the right one. Look at a Jet 1221. They will do anything you need in call making. They cost a little more but you only have to buy one!


Tools- You do not need a lot of tools to turn calls. You need a 1/8 or 1/16 parting tool, a skew chisel 1/2' or larger, a spindle gouge to turn square blanks to round, and a tool to shape the call barrel. I use a Crown Skewchigouge for most of my barrel turning.
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/crown-skewchigouge

Drill bits and reamers i buy from MSC Industrial Supply.

Fred


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Handcrafting Custom Duck Calls / Re: New guy possibly beating a dead horse.
« Last post by majordog on July 09, 2019, 10:14:44 AM »
Welcome.

I hope you get a lot of responses.....and I can just about guarantee you most of them will be different.....LOL

I am not a professional, but I have been turning calls for over a decade.  In that time, I still can't get one of my inserts to sound as good as a purchased insert.....so I wont even begin to offer my opinions on that end of the process.....

As far as the barrels go ;

You will need a 5/8" expanding mandrel.  I have used jam chucks, Hut's "expanding rubber" ring system on a pen mandrel......nothing beats an expanding 5/8" mandrel.

One other suggestion from me.....spend the money and buy carbide tipped turning tools.  You wont regret spending the money...
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