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    strikers

    A friend of mine has been after me for a while to turn him a couple of strikers. For those who don't know. They are used to rub the end across a piece of slate, glass, aluminum and several other things to call a turkey. One is curly maple the other ambrosia. I don't turn much and was wanting opinions as to shape and how would you refine them?

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    Never heard of them but I'll give one a try. We have turkeys all over the yard and neighborhood. Do you rub the tip on the slate or glass??

    They look too nice to take into the woods John
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    I don't know much about strikers, but I'd say the shapes you came up with look pretty nice to me.
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    Here you go Bob, here's an example.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YtDb3Qajs0

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    From the looks of it Bob...you could put a match and sandpaper in the end to start the deep frier for that turkey...hence the name striker!
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    Those are much too pretty to call a Turkey. They should call a peacock at least.

    I mean the term, "You Turkey" does not call up images of beauty to me.

    Enjoy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Those are much too pretty to call a Turkey. They should call a peacock at least.

    I mean the term, "You Turkey" does not call up images of beauty to me.

    Enjoy,

    JimB

    peacock, that's funny!

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    Great looking strikers John.
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    Those are a lot prettier than the one I made. I left the dowel portion of mine bare so they would slide across the slate and make a scratch sound... I would think the finish would just slide and not create a sound... Click image for larger version. 

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    You are correct Chuck. But, I sand the tip with 60 grit to give it that "come here big boy" sound!

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