Building a Turpin (part 2)

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Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 12:15 am

Once you have your block cut, look it over and decide where you want to cut your box out of it. Then lay your pattern on it (if your using one) and mark out your box. I use a piece of 1/8" plywood for a pattern.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 12:19 am

Then mark your block on other side also.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 12:23 am

Then using my cross cut saw I square both ends of the block, cutting it at the edge of my pattern.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 12:27 am

Once I've got it squared, I take it to my bandsaw and cut the shape of the rails out, leaving just a bit for sanding.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 12:45 am

After I've got it cut out. I take it to the belt sander, and with a course grit belt in it, I sand it down to the pattern lines, that is why you put your pattern lines on both side, so when you sand it you can keep it level, by slowly sanding off the extra wood. Once you got it sanded down to your lines, you can rock it end to end and feel if you have any high spots in your crown. If you do you can sand it a bit more, watch the end of your call, your sanding line should be level across if your rails are sanded to the same height. Then I'll put a finer grit belt on and finish sanding it to smooth out any sanding blemishes in the rails from the course grit belt. Then I clean up the sides of the call with the finer grit belt to remove any saw blade marks, and smooth it out.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby kygobbler » June 19th, 2013, 9:52 am

Scott, if you don't have a turpin call to go by, what is the angle of the arch?
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » July 8th, 2013, 11:54 am

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Re: Building a Turpin (part 2)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » August 13th, 2013, 3:12 am

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