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Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« on: April 08, 2016, 01:48:09 PM »

Benny asked me if I could get his process turned into a tutorial, and here it is.











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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 01:51:28 PM »








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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 01:55:47 PM »








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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 01:59:54 PM »












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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 02:04:12 PM »




You won't get money rich in this hobby.  The richness is in the culture, the craft, the friends you meet along the way, and being able to call in a wary game animal with a call that you made with your own hands.

 

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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 04:38:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing Benny!  Another excellant call maker educates us on his method of making an insert.  See guys, your don't need a milling machine to make these calls.

Thanks Brian for helping with the tutorial.
Fred
« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 04:43:32 PM by FDR »
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Reelfoot, the original duck call. What's on your lanyard?

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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 08:17:56 PM »
Thanks for posting it Brian. I continue to tweak the method a bit but it all comes out the same in the end. The holder for turning the stopper, I do not use now. I turned between centers for a while and now use a 4 jaw chuck to hold the exhaust end and a live center to turn the stopper.

You can see this set up was made from scraps and the jig was the most costly but had help on it from a friend so did ok on it also.

Fred is correct you do not have to have a milling machine to make these calls. Maybe this will perk some more up in learning to make them.

Ben
« Last Edit: April 09, 2016, 08:56:41 AM by ben »

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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 07:11:32 AM »
Great tutorial Benny, thanks to both Brian and you for sharing. :2up:
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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 09:54:10 AM »
Excellent tutorial!  Thanks for sharing your method, Benny.  I love seeing how guys make their calls.

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Re: Benny Floyd's Reelfoot insert tutorial
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2016, 10:22:25 PM »
Great tutorial Benny!