bbvdd Alabama Fan Memphis, TN Member since Jun 2009 8686 posts
A beginner's guide to making a duck call by a beginner (Posted on 8/27/12 at 10:39 am)
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I'll try to walk you through this and show how to make a call. It's surprisingly easy. I'm very much a beginner and I'm practicing using oak that I got at Lowe's. When I get better I'll use better exotic wood.
If you notice anything that I should be doing different, please point it out.
Cut the blank for the barrel:
Drill the 5/8 hole for the barrel:
Mounted on the lathe:
Turning it down:
Getting a rough shape:
Getting the shape right (actually don't like the shape too much but I'm still working on that)> I use the wrench to get the right size for the band that I will put on the end.:
Final shape complete:
Now for a little sanding:
After sanding I burnish the barrel with the wood chips: