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A Couple of Elk Calls
« on: September 26, 2008, 05:40:20 PM »
finally got around to turning some elk calls. 

from left to right..  Cocobolo, Leopardwood, Zebrawood

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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 06:11:59 PM »
Nice looking calls for sure, but that bench top looks way too clean.  ;D

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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 08:56:36 PM »
i pushed all the clutter off to the side and vaccumed the top before i took the pic.  lol.   ;D
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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 09:33:09 PM »
Nice calls. I like the shapes of them. They look very easy to use & handle.  ;D That Zebrawood call has some nice lookin lines thru it too.  ;D
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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 11:05:57 PM »
being new to all this, i don't know much about the looks of certain woods.  but the 2 sticks of zebrawood i got from Bell Forrest sure are nice looking.  i have seen other zebra wood pieces where the grains are relatively straight, these are very well figured, almost spalted looking, and have little worm holes in them in a few places.  really sharp looking.  not sure if i got lucky with these or if it is a common look for the wood,  but i do like it.

i don't think i will EVER order another stick of Leopardwood..i don't much care for turning that stuff.
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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 11:19:59 PM »
I've never had the opportunity to turn leopardwood. What didn't you like about it?

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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 11:27:34 PM »
it was just alot harder to deal with than the woods i normally turn.  it didn't turn smoothly, it seemed like it was more prone to chipping and tearing out, there were lots of little pocks and voids when i was done which required a ton of sanding to smooth out.  overall, it was just a pain and took twice as long to do anything with.  looks nice, for sure, but a pain IMHO.
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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 12:09:58 AM »
Doesn't sound like anything I'd care for either. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: A Couple of Elk Calls
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 01:39:43 AM »
 ;D  I sure like that zebra!

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