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    deer grunt

    First one of these I've made. With deer season just around the corner, I'm going to try and sale a few. This one is maple with a little curl showing.

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    John nice looking call. I personally don't care for the plastic tube that comes with the kits, so i don't use them on mine. Like the all wood calls better.

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    I agree Stephen. I ordered a couple of the kits with the tubes so I will have them around. The next ones I plan on making all wood. A question for you. Do you turn yours on a mandrel? How do you drill out the tube? I guess that's a couple of questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    I agree Stephen. I ordered a couple of the kits with the tubes so I will have them around. The next ones I plan on making all wood. A question for you. Do you turn yours on a mandrel? How do you drill out the tube? I guess that's a couple of questions.
    John i drill mine on the lathe. Just put the blank in a chuck and drill all the way through. Then i'll put it on the mandrel. Usually i'll drill out a number of blanks at the same time. I know a lot of folks drill on a drill press, but mine is just a little bench top, and to me it's tons easier just to do every thing on the lathe. Seeing your, makes me want to go make some more as i still have a number of kits.

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    Great looking call. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in an all wood call.

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    Looks good to me. Like the rest, I'd like to see it all wood. Can't wait to see that! Great work!

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    Thanks Stephen, I think I'll start drilling them on the lathe. Both times I've used the DP I've gotten some run out. I checked to see is the bit was perpendicular to the table and it is. It's probably something I'm doing. On the two I've posted I drilled about half way on the lathe reversed the blank and drilled the other way and they've met both times. I don't have enough travel on my tail stock to drill all the way in one pass.

    Here's number two. This one is spalted maple and it's 6 inches long.

    Thanks to you too Ted.

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    Great addition to your strikers John! How do they work?
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    John, both of those look great. Those should come in handy.
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    I've made several of those. Like others I don't use the plastic tube. I have drilled on lathe and dp. BTW, the grunt works. I once killed a buck that walked up within 15 feet of me while I was using the call.
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