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B.Meuchel

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Getting the kids involved ( updated with pics)
« on: January 23, 2016, 07:54:57 PM »
My son has to do a presentation at school. The subject can be anything he wants, so he decided he wanted to make a predator call for it. He has been watching me learn this art, blowing all the calls I turn out, and I absolutely love my kids showing an interest in anything that is not a video game. So today we made a tone board and a barrel and put everything together. He is only 10 so I used the power tools, but he did all the hand tool work and sanding. we still need to finish it and I'm thinking of an oil finish, maybe teak oil. We took pictures along the way so he should be able to put together a great presentation. I am still learning also so my calls still need a little tweaking here and there, but I think they are good enough for a 4th grade project. Hopefully it gets him in the shop with me more, that would be the ultimate reward.
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Re: Getting the kids involved
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 09:40:46 AM »
Great story!  I love it when my kids spend time with me in the shop.  Be sure to post some pics of the call.

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Re: Getting the kids involved
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 06:29:29 PM »
This is great!  I am anxious to see his results. 
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Re: Getting the kids involved (updated with pics)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 05:25:41 PM »
Here are some pics of the call. Don't beat us up too bad we are working with the tooling I have available.





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Re: Getting the kids involved
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 05:43:23 PM »
No beating up.  We are here to learn and share.  At leas that is my take.  How does she run?  Any issues with locking up?   
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Re: Getting the kids involved
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 06:47:01 PM »
They run pretty good, the lock up on this one isn't horrible. That is my biggest issue I am working through designing my own tone boards. Getting the reed trimmed just right helped this one and my latest batch are even better. One of my favorite parts about making these calls is you never are done, there is always one more detail to play with.

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Re: Getting the kids involved ( updated with pics)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 08:21:21 PM »
Very nice!  :up1:
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Re: Getting the kids involved ( updated with pics)
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 09:35:25 AM »
Sounds like your TB is evolving nicely and your learning the ins and outs of making them.  Don't be shy, show us your progress. 
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