Turkey season is here
I just finished turning this striker out of Iron Wood that's been laying around the shop for 15 years. This wood is so hard it handling of glass pot calls is sweat music. I was amazed the difference between the rosewood , hickory, purple heart, maple and a piece of monkey wood I used to to make striker. Varying the diameter of the striker and the tops.
Plus the hardness took some work and sharp gouges. Sanded with 100- 220 and then 320.
2 Pot calls made from Brazilian RoseWood. Which is against the law to import any longer. I'm glad I have a nice stach of this.
Glass call I left the edge with a nice ban saw pattern. This wood will darken over time and will polish out just because of the all the oils in the wood. The Slate call I oiled with 2 hand rubbed coats of 100% Tung oil.
These have a nice sound to them. Not to load but great pitches.
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
::: Andrew Wyeth :::