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Feel free to comment or ask any questions. Both barrels are made of cherry with a coat or two of sanding sealer, tone board is cocobolo.
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Good looking calls Dan. What are you going to finish them with?

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Good looking calls Dan. What are you going to finish them with?
I honestly have not decided, I was considering dipping them into spar a few times or possibly an oil (tung, etc). What would u suggest?

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Did you use a jig for the tone board or make it by hand? I find the tone boards interesting in how very small changes effect the sound.
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Did you use a jig for the tone board or make it by hand? I find the tone boards interesting in how very small changes effect the sound.
I have a jig. Yeah subtle changes really do effect the sound, I have ruined more than one so far

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I honestly have not decided, I was considering dipping them into spar a few times or possibly an oil (tung, etc). What would u suggest?
I soak (in a quart can) all my calls in teal oil for 24 hours than dry 24 hours and buff with the beall system. I use this technique for all of my calls including turkey.
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Bob, do you soak these before they are assembled?

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Bob, do you soak these before they are assembled?
Yes, and before I glue in glass and/or slate into a turkey call. I keep a special quart can which I purchase from ACE as an empty can. It does make a call darker, and make sure you have a lid or pan to place the call in until you wipe it off. I wipe it off with VIVA towel first. Wad up a single sheet and push it through the hole with a screw driver to get the inside wiped. I hang it from a long peg on the peg board to let it dry.

I buy my duck call and goose short reed inserts from Echo online he has the best price and selection. I know this is not being a purest but I don't just turn call so I don't spend time on what other have perfected and I still sell a lot of calls at gun shows.
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I do basically the same as you do. Before assembly I soak my calls for 24 hrs in Minwax Antique oil. I will give it one more soak for about 4 hrs then dry for about 2 weeks or longer before buffing. I have never used teak oil but a old gentleman told me that antique oil should dry for 10 days or longer before buffing. Works great and like yours has great shine.

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Nice work Dan. Oh, by the way Dan & Bob! Willie Robinson is looking for you.




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