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Project by ghost5 posted 06-12-2014 01:35 AM 1629 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a chance to use some premium flame box elder that came from a friend in Texas yesterday. It was cut to dimensions for another type of call but it wasn’t dense enough for me to use for that so I cut it into parts for this short box turkey call.

The sides and paddle (top) are book matched and I used a piece of spalted box elder for the body. Since it is a softer wood it has a sound like a poplar box call quieter and smoother than a harder wood.

Finish is natural stain and lacquer.

-- Tommy,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 02:24 AM

Excellent, love the wood

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 03:36 AM

Great color from the box elder. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 11:47 AM

Excellent. I love that female box elder wood. It is one of my favorites.

How does the turkey call box work?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 02:14 PM

If something that pretty doesn’t attract turkeys, nothing well. Beautiful wood.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 02:34 PM

Thanks everyone.

Jim the call is used by moving the paddle across the top of the sides which are sound boards. As you do this the sides vibrate and the body is hollow acting as a sound chamber. That is the simple answer these can make a wide range of sounds depending on how you use them and of course with practice.

-- Tommy,

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#6 posted 06-13-2014 09:24 PM

Love the color of the wood! Great job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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