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5 more......
« on: July 06, 2008, 10:45:39 PM »
I finally got some production time in this weekend.  Elk calls are a great way to use up some odds and ends around the shop. :) :) ;D

Bloodwood and Ash Burl....




Bacote and Paduk....




Pink Ivory and Bolivian Rosewood....





Osage Orange, Bloodwood, and Paduk....
Osage is such a good tonewood, this call is really crisp and loud.




Bookmarked Zircote and Paduk....



I'm having fun!!! 8) ;D :P

Come on guys, elk season is sneaking up on us, let's see some calls.
All The Best,
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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 10:56:47 PM »
This one is just to hard to pick a favorite. Those are all nice looking calls.

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 11:19:11 PM »
Thanks John!  That's my plan and I'm sticking to it. ;D

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 11:49:33 PM »
Now Come-on Goose, How's aguy supposed to keep up with the Goose's if the Goose's keep turning out cals like that???? Your making it hard on an Ol'man...LOL
Way too purty to put in the woods.
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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 12:03:38 AM »
Boy those are pretty. Very nice work. Nice job on selecting the combination of woods, and then nice turnings. Nice work indeed.
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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 12:23:42 AM »
Those are sure some great looking calls.  You're making me look bad.   ;D

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 11:38:14 AM »
I wonder if we ask REAL NICE, if Goose will show us how he does that inlay wor like that????
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 11:33:39 PM »
You guys crack me up! ;D

Those are laminated calls, not inlayed.  Heck ya, I'll teach you all how to do it.  I'm short for time right now but here are a couple of tips to help you out.

First of all there is only ONE glue to use.  Elmers "PROBOND" Interior/Exterior wood glue.  I've done my own independent tests and it flat out beats the rest.

Don't clamp them so tight you squeeze the glue out.

Drill them on the lathe after the glue dries for 24 hours and turn them not long after, the glue bonds the best and there is little wood movement to cause you problems when turning.

Cletic knots:  Use laminate strips the exact width of the saw blade on your chop saw.  If you have a 1/8 inch blade then you have to use 1/8 laminate spacers.  All a Cletic knot is, is two "X" laminates glued up on two sides of the blank.  Be very careful when gluing and clamping to get where they cross to line up.  Some day I will do a photo essay for you all.  Feel free to ask questions and I'll help you out.  It's really not all that hard if you have good clamps and technique....... ;D

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008, 11:59:22 PM »
Yea, but you don't have a picture of a celtic knot posted here.  :( I think they are really cool. I have tried a few and, while they came out interesting, they were quite a ways from being right.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 08:08:54 PM »

Braz, I will try to produce one in the next couple of weeks and photograph the whole process.  ;D  I'm so dog-gone busy at work right now I can't hardly see straight. :P  The Osage call is 1/2 of a celtic knot.

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 09:41:01 PM »
Those are very nice looking calls

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 09:55:18 PM »
 They are some pretty calls there. Great work.
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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2008, 08:53:33 AM »
Doug,

Great looking calls.  Also, you took the words outta my mouth.... use inlay strips the thinkness of your blade, that's the only way to get the grain to match/line up correctly.

I have a question, where is the best place to buy gut kits for the elk calls?  hut???

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Re: 5 more......
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2008, 12:12:11 PM »


I must have missed these Elk calls.  They look GREAT!!



fallstonray,

Al probably has the best prices on the cow elk guts in his store.  Here's a link:

http://www.thogamecalls.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TGC&Product_Code=CEBCRK&Category_Code=MRJ
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2008, 04:57:57 PM »
Ok Great, Thanks for the link.  He's got exactly what I am looking for.