Building a Turpin (part 4)

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Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:23 am

Once I have the box done, then I start on the paddle, after I've desided what I want to use on it. This is a block of Hard Maple, that has a tight straight grain in the wood, as you can see looking at the end grain. You want the grain running vertical in your paddles, not horizontal.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:29 am

I cut my paddles on the table saw, 1-5/8" wide, 7/16" thick, 11" long, again with the grain as straight as possible for the best sound. The paddles on a Turpin are a bit thicker than other box calls.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:36 am

Once I've got it cut, I lay my pattern on it and mark out the shape of the handle for it on the side I want facing out.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:38 am

Then it's back to the bandsaw to cut the handle out. Again leaving a little extra wood for sanding.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:43 am

After cutting the handle out, I square it using a square to make sure when I sand it, it comes out even on both sides.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:47 am

Then it's off to the sander to sand to the square marks for the fingers area.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:52 am

After it's sanded, then it goes back to the call to measure the length it needs to be cut.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 2:55 am

After it's cut to length, it then gets marked for the hole to be drilled and is shaped for the call.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 14th, 2013, 3:01 am

After I've shaped it to the call, then I drill the box and the paddle for the screw. Once that is done then I can start to crown the paddle to fit the call, and start to tune that call out.
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Re: Building a Turpin (part 4)

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