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#1195433 - 02/22/09 05:31 PM Anyone make their own calls?
David
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Was at the NWTF show this weekend and was pretty amazed by the amount of vendors that make their own custom calls. Anyone here make their own calls?

Thought it might be something I would like to try in my spare time....

Thanks!

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#1195467 - 02/22/09 06:03 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: David]
m_allison71
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Registered: 10/10/02
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I've made my own wing bone yelpers. It's cool to have a gobbler respond to a call you put your own time into.

Never tried a slate call or box call but would like to give it a shot some time.

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#1195477 - 02/22/09 06:12 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: m_allison71]
hunter45
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Registered: 06/27/06
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i made a few box calls ended up giveing them to some hunting buddies,their are fairly simply to make. i made them from ceder planks[ closet lining] you buy at home depot or lowes
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#1195574 - 02/22/09 07:08 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: ]
kdxdude
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Registered: 11/14/06
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I made some aluminum slate calls, made & sold 10 of em to my friends for $5, I've taken several birds using em too, as well as some of the guys that bought em.


Speaking of the custom calls at the NWTF show. There was an aluminum slate that was set in oak, made by Lon Trice, it took 3rd place. That was the best sounding slate call I have ever heard or used. I tried it, left & went & had lunch. I kept thinking about that call & made up my mind to go back & buy 1. I get to their booth & that call is $60 for the slate & $15 for the striker. I'll just stick with the ol Primos True Double ($7). It's been layin em in the shade for years.


Edited by kdxdude (02/22/09 07:14 PM)

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#1195798 - 02/22/09 09:09 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
Blue5
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Registered: 09/21/04
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No but would love to learn.
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#1195826 - 02/22/09 09:19 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Blue5]
Chaneylake
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I have one that I made from a turtle/tarapin shell and a cedar board
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#1196218 - 02/23/09 08:56 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
Stoner
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I been turning friction calls for a few years. Get a few request from some of the local banquets for some calls to put in their auctions.





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#1196226 - 02/23/09 09:06 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Stoner]
kdxdude
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Nice work Stoner, those look awesome!!!
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#1201040 - 02/25/09 06:39 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
Wrangler95
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Those are beautiful!!!
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#1201527 - 02/25/09 10:34 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Wrangler95]
Layne
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I've been making slate, glass and aluminum for a while as well as some long boxes and mouth calls.

Here's one I entered in the Nationals this year in the decorative division. Slate over glass.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/lsgart10/IMG_0006.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/lsgart10/IMG_0028.jpg

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#1201547 - 02/25/09 10:46 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Layne]
Stoner
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You are very talented. How did you place?
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#1203346 - 02/26/09 10:46 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Stoner]
Layne
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Thanks, I placed second in that catagory.
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#1211556 - 03/03/09 01:13 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: kdxdude]
scope eye
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 Originally Posted By: kdxdude
Nice work Stoner, those look awesome!!!


ditto
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#1211563 - 03/03/09 02:31 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: scope eye]
buckdead
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dang layne that is nothing short of a masterpeice. wouldnt think a call that looked like that would come in second.
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#1214531 - 03/04/09 02:07 AM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: ]
Layne
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Thanks buckdead, there are a lot of talented call makers at the show, makes it tuff to get that first place.

Stoner I like your calls, if you ever want to swap a slate or glass call let me know.

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#1229565 - 03/10/09 11:59 PM Re: Anyone make their own calls? [Re: Layne]
wthjr
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Stoner, i sent you a PM
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