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Thread: Some Turkey Calls...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia

    Some Turkey Calls...

    ...for my hunter friends.
    The first is from Silver Maple burl with a slate surface over a crystal soundboard. The two-piece striker is Purpleheart and burl.
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    This one is cherry with a bronze glass surface over a slate soundboard. It got pimped out with a turkey foot sandblasted on the underside of the glass and my buddy's initials blasted into the slate. The top side of the glass is blasted around the edge to hide the glue line. The striker is Purpleheart. The strikers are hollowed at the top to hold a piece of the abrasive pad used to condition the surface.
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    This one is spalted Poplar with slate over glass. The striker is Purpleheart.
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    ...and More Silver maple burl. The sound holes conveniently arrayed themselves around a knot. Blasted glass over glass with a Purpleheart striker.
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    Thanks for looking.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    OK Ted, 3 things
    1. Your photography and layout absolutely great
    2. That burl background Fantastic
    3.Awesome call

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    I'm with Tom here..

    I can't pick out what I like best, the call, the background, or the photography...

    Just awesome....
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    I'm with Tom and Brent.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Your calls are works of art. Even the strikers are special.
    And your photography is certainly way above the norm.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    I can only agree with all above... beautiful work and photography...

    I've never tried to do a glass call... I have a bunch of slates and glass sound boards but haven't tried to do a call lately... just as a curosity, how are you mounting the sound board.. when I first started the instructions called for a washer in the bottom of the call to raise the sound board off the bottom, I didn't like the idea of the washer as it added weight and a metal element I didn't want, so I turned a raised ring in the bottom to hold the sound board.

    I do have to admit, mine never never looked as good as yours... fantastic looking calls.
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Wonderful stuff Ted!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

    Chuck, The sound board is mounted on a turned pedestal but rather than leave it as a solid ring I use a small forstner to drill it out in four places, leaving four semicircular pedestals.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Cumming, GA
    Very nice Ted. I especially like the silver maple, beautiful wood.

    R.I.P Echo 7 #1700

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Ted i say you an all round artist. Design, workmanship, choice of material, finish, and presentation.

    Those pics could be pack shots for a magazine ad.

    Excellent work.

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