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Offline Dixie calls

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New call maker
« on: February 01, 2019, 05:40:46 PM »
Iím a new call maker. Please help. Iíve made several calls out of wood and acrylic. Iím using the p2 jig from pintail waterfowl. Every time I put them together all I get is a squeak or a low quack only if I blow gently. Iíve read on here the hogs are just a starter jig. Some said they filed the tone board more of a slope at the end. Is that my problem or what. Any advice would be welcome

Offline s wuebber

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Re: New call maker
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 08:49:57 PM »
Few questions, have you read Ryanís tips on tuning? If I remember  correctly his public jig 2  is not recommended for those new to building duck calls.
 Do you know how to run a duck call?  If you arenít a decent caller itís gonna be impossible to build and tune a call.
 Are you expecting to build a few calls and get good results? Many of us have spent countless hours learning by failing. Be prepared to throw inserts away and try something different. If youíre a persistent person and work at it youíll figure it out. Post some pics of what youíve done and descriptions and folks here will help you along.
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Offline Dixie calls

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Re: New call maker
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 09:36:30 AM »
Iíve not read what Ryan wrote Iíve watched his videos but havenít read anything from him. Iíve been duck hunting for 7 years so I am a decent caller. Iíve got a shop full of wood working machines that came with the place when I bought it. Just decided that I was tired of paying so much for good calls but Iíve learned itís not as easy I thought and been costly but I enjoy turning them. Iíve scrapped a lot of inserts but have got it on turning them down just having trouble getting the soundboard right

Offline LagrueCustomCalls

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Re: New call maker
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 10:06:42 PM »
Good luck on your endeavor. The best information in the hobby/industry is here.

Btw, might need to look for a different name. Two prominent callmakers out there with variations of this. My family still makes the Dixie Mallard call, often called a Dixie.
There's a duck call in that block of wood. I just have to find it!