birdseye and walnut turkey call

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Project by guitfiddleniick posted 05-03-2012 10:51 AM 2246 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poverty is the mother of invention. Turkey season is here in Vt., so I made a box call. Mostly, to see if i could make a turkey call, as opposed to another kind of noise maker, which, would be turkey repellent. Is can proudly say, that the contraption you see before you, is most certainly a turkey call. I call it Tom Foolery. The body is leftover black walnut, from guitar making. As is the birdseye maple. The one in the hardware store, that I had to pretend to want to buy, while secretly taking mental measurements, was cherry and poplar. I assume the density is more important, than the actual species. gobble

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 11:13 AM

Good looking turkey call. I bet it looks better than the one in the store.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 12:09 PM

Nice turkey call, hope it works better than intended.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 12:28 PM

Best looking paddle I’ve ever seen on a box call. Great job and good hunting. Absolutely love wild turkey—both the hunt and the dining.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 01:03 PM

looks good I never made one but I had a friend that made a lot of them and your looks like his and should have them running in ,good luck on your hunt with your new call.

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 01:04 PM

Thank you gentlemen. I don’t know what it is about waking up at four a.m. to climb a mountain and sit invisibly under a tree, while pretending to be a lady bird, but I go gaga for it

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 10:38 AM

How did it do? Looks good.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 01:17 PM

I can say, with complete confidence, that I have successfully called ol’ Tom, with my little creation. I don’t know what is more satisfying Hunter71, hearing the first notes of a freshly made guitar, or watching a long beard strut around to the sounds of my first box call. I’m going to attempt a duck call, as soon as I get my lathe back.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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