i lost the striker for my slate call,so decided to make my own.i got the idea how from the field and stream site.i made three differant strikers from materials i picked up at menards.total cost was about 6 bucks.i made one out of a 1/4 inch poplar dowl another out of the acrylic rod used to open blinds and one out of a 1/4 inch oak dowl.
the poplar striker makes a soft yelp and cluck
the acrylic striker makes a raspy yelp and cluck
the oak striker makes a loud clear sound which carries long ways
i used 3/4 inch oak dowl wood for the ends each about 2"long