Cherries and Coco

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Cherries and Coco

Postby kenturkey89 » May 17th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Well after a couple weeks of being busy I've finally found some time to do a little shop work. Here is two different sets of calls, one cherry and one cocobolo along with a cocobolo ink pen that I turned out as well. One of the cherry pots is bronze glass/canary and it sounds unbelievable, it's exactly what I want from a glass call and I have taken every measurement possible on that call because I will be making many many more just like it in the future. The other cherry pot is bead blasted bronze glass/glass and it sounds half as good. I've quickly learned that I hate blasted glass. I don't think it sounds near as good as regular bronze glass and I think it's harder to play on too, at least for me it is, so I won't be buying anymore blasted glass...regardless, the pot still turned out nice.

The two cocobolo calls are both slate/glass and just finished up gluing a few hours ago and they both sound good. They have the most distinctive roll-over of any of the calls I've made, but I've learned that my calls sound much better after they've been glued up for about 3-4 days, I guess it takes a while for the plumbers goop to really set up, I could be just imagining things though. This is my first time working with cocobolo and it was an absolute joy to turn it's some of the prettiest wood I've ever laid my eyes on.

One thing I'm happy about is that I've finally found "my own" design that I'm happy with and I really like the looks of. The pictures don't do a good job of showing off the curves and lines in each of the pots but my photography skills are very limited. I'm also happy because I think I'm on to something with the one cherry pot (thanks to Scott Hembrook) because it's full of more turkey than my other pots combined.

I will be piddling here and there with the pot calls and experimenting with more wood/surface combinations but I'll be spending more of my time turning out some strikers because I haven't done much with them yet. Hope you like the calls and thanks a lot for looking!

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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby kenturkey89 » May 17th, 2011, 5:26 pm

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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby BigBuckeye » May 18th, 2011, 4:02 am

Great looking calls Brian!!! I like the pen too.
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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » May 18th, 2011, 4:53 am

They look like they came out great Brian, glad to help you out . [;)]
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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby kygobbler » May 18th, 2011, 4:55 am

Brian you have done a very nice job. One these days I hope I can find a slow time and finish my wingbones.
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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby Turkeybuster » May 18th, 2011, 10:09 am

They are good looking calls you are doing a nice job.

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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby SpitnDrum » May 18th, 2011, 10:37 am

Great lookn calls Brian!Nice finishing work and clean layout.
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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby mark hay » May 18th, 2011, 12:32 pm

Good job '89. Very sharp looking .

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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby BluMtnGobbler » May 18th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Brian, Great looking calls. I like the cocobola wood myself
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RE: Cherries and Coco

Postby moyehow » May 27th, 2011, 5:14 am

nice job. love the cocobolo.


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