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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:16 pm 
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I've been making a few duck calls. I haven't hunted in 35 years, and I can't call ducks very well, but they sure are fun to make.
This one is black walnut and olive.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:28 pm 
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cool! do you turn them on a lathe?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:58 pm 
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You could be starting a Dynasty

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:27 am 
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Yeah I am still learning how to turn, but it is a lot of fun.
He Dave, you just gave me an idea for a TV show. I could make millions


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Another duck call. American Walnut with a copper band. Single reed, sleeved Brazilian Rosewood toneboard. Sounds pretty ducky too!
Dipped nitro lacquer, about 6 coats, sanded back and hand rubbed out with auto polish. If you are a hunter..........it is for sale!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:53 pm 
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So you use a little BRZ for your duck calls, eh, Kevin? How do you cope with all the new laws concerning Brazilian? They look pretty scary to me.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:12 pm 
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Oops, did I say Brazilian Rosewood? I meant to say Brazilian Ropewood, it is part of the hemp family.....he he.
Well I don't think these calls are going outside the USA anytime soon. I'm taking a couple of calls to India next week, but those will not have any rosewood on them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:54 pm 
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The lacquer is still drying......well not exactly, but this call making is fun.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Those are gems, Kevin. Beautiful work.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:55 am 
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I've long wondered how Brazilian Ropewood would do in game calls, turkey calls especially. But I would never cross an international border with anything that remotely resembled that wood. Customs officials need only suspect it is present, the "owner" must PROVE it is not. Proving a negative is often difficult, even if it is true. That said, these are beautiful objects.

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