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Offline CPR_Custom_Calls

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Turning tool Sizes
« on: June 17, 2019, 04:54:26 PM »
Hey all, New to turning and am looking to get into turning my own duck and goose calls. What size turning tools should I look at getting?

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Re: Turning tool Sizes
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 10:00:34 PM »
I was just looking yesterday at my turning tools and thinking how few tools I actually need to make a duck call. I use a 1 inch roughing gouge to turn a square blank to round, a Crown brand Skewchigouge, a 1/8 inch cut off tool and a 1 inch skew chisel. That is all I need to "turn" a barrel and insert.
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Re: Turning tool Sizes
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 05:24:02 PM »
Thank you! That really helps to eliminate some of the upfront cost on tools. Any brand that is quality but wont break the bank?

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Re: Turning tool Sizes
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 07:24:55 PM »
Like anything else you get what you pay for in quality but I have found that Penn State Industries has good relative inexpensive turning tools. I got my Skewchigouge and 1/16 Sorby thin parting  tool  from Packard Wood Working. If you have a local Woodcraft store they carry a good selection of quality tools.


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Re: Turning tool Sizes
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 10:06:52 PM »
I use a 1/2” round nose scraper, and a 1/2” skew for 90% of my turning. I have a couple parting tools that I also use as well. Like Fred said, you don’t need a lot to turn duck calls.

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