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making box calls

Postby browning A5 » March 10th, 2009, 10:02 am

Could anyone tell me what is best finish to use on a new box call? I just made a couple and wanted to know what some of you guys that make your own calls use. Thanks, Helmsy

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RE: making box calls

Postby trkyklr » March 10th, 2009, 10:10 am

try some formbys tung oil... or send me a box & i'll try some

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RE: making box calls

Postby onpoint » March 10th, 2009, 10:15 am

Can't help with that, but I do have a question. I have some interest in this endeavor. Will be retiring soon and have some interest in making some of my own. What tools and supplies are required?

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RE: making box calls

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » March 10th, 2009, 11:43 am

Most have a oil finish of some sort tung or linseed oil I would think would be a good choice you could use a polyurethane or true oil. Just be sure to keep it off of the friction surfaces.
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RE: making box calls

Postby browning A5 » March 10th, 2009, 12:06 pm

Thanks, I was thinking about linseed oil, I just did not want to ruin them.

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RE: making box calls

Postby Fan Club » March 10th, 2009, 7:13 pm

Most quality calls are hand rubbed with oil in several applications, allowing the call to dry between coats. If you overspray with polyurethane, use a very thin coat, just enough to protect the wood. Several heavy coats will serve to deaden the acoustics and "ring" of the call. The call I have with the heaviest polyurethane coating is the worst sounding one.
 
As noted, avoid oiling or spraying any friction contact surface.
 
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RE: making box calls

Postby longspur » March 11th, 2009, 7:45 am

I've noticed this has been a sore subject in the past[8|] I'd like to learn as well.

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RE: making box calls

Postby shaman » March 12th, 2009, 1:13 am

ORIGINAL: onpoint

Can't help with that, but I do have a question. I have some interest in this endeavor. Will be retiring soon and have some interest in making some of my own. What tools and supplies are required?


Band saw
Drill press
Sander
Gluing clamps
Chisels

customsawing.com is a good starter source for material, and instructions on how to make a couple of types of box calls. 
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RE: making box calls

Postby onpoint » March 12th, 2009, 2:12 am

Band saw
Drill press
Sander
Gluing clamps
Chisels

customsawing.com is a good starter source for material, and instructions on how to make a couple of types of box calls. 

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Thanks shaman, I'll check it out


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