Making a Box Call

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Steve_In
 
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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby Steve_In » October 17th, 2008, 4:51 pm

Silver maple is about the sofest maple there is.  It will take a stain good but is kind of fuzzy.  Slab some of it and paint the ends with aluminum roof coating and let sit in a dry area out of the sun for a couple of years.  the coating prevents drying checks due to the ends drying fasterthan the middle.  It may share some of the chariteristics of soft poplar.
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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby stormshooter4 » October 18th, 2008, 4:15 am

Think I have a better idea, think I'll add the chunk of wood to the wood pile and not waste the time making one out of that wood.

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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby hoosierhunter » October 18th, 2008, 6:09 am

Keep working with it as silver maple will talk turkey when its properly dried. I believe air drying is best and I coat the end grain of my woods with wax from an wax ring thatn is made to seal the bottom of the toilet stool, works great too! Remember the paddle must be at least as dense as the box.
 
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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby papaturkey » January 25th, 2009, 9:34 pm

purpleheart makes an excellent lid or box..
Just get better!!

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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby thundrchikin » January 26th, 2009, 1:12 am

Several years ago I bought a couple of calls from a guy.One was a double sided made entirely of wormy chestnut the other was a one sider made completely of plumb.Both calls sound good,the plumb one will rivel a boat paddle for volume.Any of the old standbys already mentioned should work very well. Good luck
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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby trkyklr » January 26th, 2009, 9:50 am

DANG!i knew i forgot somethin' when i left the fort

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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby Morgan » January 26th, 2009, 10:13 am

If you had left the fort with that one....I spect somebody would have tracked you down....[:D]
 
 
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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby trkyklr » January 26th, 2009, 10:28 am

tracked down no doubt, boy that thing can sing not to mention how perty it is  

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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby OsceWood » January 26th, 2009, 2:20 pm

Why do you checker the underside of the Lid ?

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RE: Making a Box Call

Postby Steve_In » January 26th, 2009, 3:46 pm

TCommander that is a finelooking call.  The first I have seen with chekering, very nice touch.  That looks like a nice hammergun too.
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