While hunting with a customer on the NY/PA border I met his neighbor that owns a cabin next door and comes down once in a while. We chatted about an old barn that was built in the early 1900's that belongs to his grandfather. He mentioned that he would really like a call made from the barn wood. Well, the barn was built out of hemlock, not a great wood for call making. I ended up making a slate over glass pot for him and his father, and a figured black walnut short box with hemlock sides. The calls sounded much better than I expected.
The box has a side that is raw, from the barn itself.
"Instruments of Mass Destruction"