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    couple more pot calls

    Here's a couple more pot calls. One is ambrosia maple the other walnut. It's amazing how different the sounds are from different woods/striker combinations. These are fun to make and then listen to the different tones.

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    Those are beauties. I like them both.
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    So what is a "Pot Call?"

    The only kind I know of is after eating a big meal.

    What ever they, are they are pretty. They are wood so that may just be a "given."

    Enjoy,

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    Gobble gobble very nice John...so what do your strikers look like?
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    Here's a few of the strikers I've turned.

    For those of you who don't know. You hold the striker like a pencil and rub it across the top of the call. You can make various sounds with it that drives ol' Tom crazy!

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    Do you have a plastic, or some other material, stretched across it like a drum head and the holes are just for acoustics?

    Why are they called Pot Calls?

    Thanks ahead of time and Enjoy,

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    Those strikers are great John, I like the look and that's some really sweet lumber, makings for some great combo's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Do you have a plastic, or some other material, stretched across it like a drum head and the holes are just for acoustics?

    Why are they called Pot Calls?

    Thanks ahead of time and Enjoy,

    JimB
    Jim, in those particular ones the top is a piece of 3.5 inch diameter crystal. You can use glass, slate, ceramic or other things for the top. Under the top is a sound board that I try to get around 1/8" from the top. I used a piece of 3" diameter glass for the sound board. Again, you can use different things. You scratch the top (I use sandpaper) to rough it up. When you drag the tip of the striker across you can make the sounds a hen makes. I assume they are called pot calls because the shape is like a little pot. Here's a couple shots showing the top and the inside of one.
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    Thanks Ken, I really enjoy turning them because of the instant gratification. You can crank a bunch out in no time. I also like playing with the shapes of the strikers.

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    I live, I learn and I be thankful that I don't have any use for one.

    You sure have pretty wood!

    Thanks and Enjoy,

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    Those are really nice... I'm down to only one left in stock, but they were slow sellers for me... a few years back I had a dozen or more duck calls and every customer who came into my booth would ask "do you have turkey calls"... so I made a half dozen... they were nice, well received, not over priced but it took 2 or 3 years to sell them... people would play with them, but not buy.... they sounded good and got lots of compliments.... last two I sold were at the Turkey Creek Public Market, just before I pulled out the beginning of June and it closed down this past weekend. I still have slate and glass to make some more... guess I need to give them another try... they are fun to make.
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