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Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« on: September 19, 2015, 03:24:13 PM »

I've been playing around with inlaying the flutes, and here is a hedge open reed call I just finished up. I made a mold off of one of my toneboards, and this is the first toneboard out of the mold. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and it sounds darn good.





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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 04:53:53 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 07:31:47 PM »
Nice job B . what's the flute material?

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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 08:07:22 PM »
Really nice. love the flutes.

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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 08:21:45 PM »

The band and inlay are cast onto the blank. I tried to mix some sawdust into 2 ton epoxy for the inlay, but when I tried to turn it smooth, I'd get all sorts of air bubble that would show up. It didn't look very good, and I spent a year trying to figure out a way to get the air bubbles out.

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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2015, 08:48:39 PM »
Well hard work and determination makes a great looking call

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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 06:40:08 AM »
That is a cool lookin call. Nice job. A few years ago I molded some predator toneboards. I had the same problem with bubbles. Unlike you I just gave up. I should revisit them sometime.

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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 01:39:46 PM »
  brian, very sweet call. take care......ken

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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2015, 09:49:49 AM »
Sorry I missed this call Brian!! I think it's darn cool looking!! Heck with using Black Palm when you can make these!!  :bigup: :bigup:
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Re: Fluted inlay Hedge open reed
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 06:43:36 PM »
Class right there.

I have been eyeballing the smooth on products for a bit.  I just have not had time to dive into molding stuff yet.  Id would be interested in hear more about the molding process you used.  Or if you could point me in the direction of some info.
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