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Offline bnew17

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Anyone interested in making a pot call out of this for me?
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:56:02 AM »
This is a Eastern Red Cedar (i believe) at some property of mine. Would the curly trunk part make a pot call? I was checking to see if anyone would be interested or able to make me a pot call out of this wood? We can talk price or if the wood i have is good, i could trade out more blanks.

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Re: Anyone interested in making a pot call out of this for me?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 08:37:47 AM »
Is the tree dead or green? I would make a call for you but the wood needs to be dry and drying red cedar has itís pit falls. Even if the tree is dead if you air dry the wood it would be probably be a year before it would be dried enough to use for a call.

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Re: Anyone interested in making a pot call out of this for me?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 10:44:05 AM »
Is the tree dead or green? I would make a call for you but the wood needs to be dry and drying red cedar has itís pit falls. Even if the tree is dead if you air dry the wood it would be probably be a year before it would be dried enough to use for a call.

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Larry, this is green wood. I will be cutting it down soon. What is the best way to keep it from splitting once i cut it down to dry?

I do have some i cut down 7-8 years ago that is in logs and some spmit into quarters. Its not curly like in the picture though. It would have a straighter grain. It was actually from a tree that was beside the one in the picture. Would it make a good call? I can show you pictures if you would like.

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Re: Anyone interested in making a pot call out of this for me?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 09:08:47 AM »
Red Cedar is a great wood to make calls from. It does split quite easily though. After cutting you need to seal both ends with wax, anchor seal, or several coats of latex paint. Move to an area that is not to hot and too dry. Dry the wood slowly to prevent checking. Picture of the other wood would help to determine if it can be used.

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