Custom turkey calls

Here is the little bit of my dipping projects

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  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    I do alot of these also
  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    @Militant83 I buy my plastic pots for dipping from Brookside game calls. Very reasonable price and turns a 20$ plastic pot slate into a 30$ camo slate.
  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    @Militant83 Make yourself a router jig to cut your pot calls out of kiln dried boards. Once you get your jig made and know the depth of your plunges you can cut out some pots pretty quickly and be spot on for the precut surfaces you're purchasing. I use 3/4 boards for all 3.5, 3, and 2.5" calls.
  • CrazyDipperCrazyDipper Posts: 84Member
    Im not a turkey hunter myself but those are some good looking calls @MHcustoms looks like some good hits
  • midnight_dippermidnight_dipper Posts: 73Member ✭✭
    @Militant83, I agree with you, I like Shipley's pots better and they're good people to deal with. @MHcustoms, you ought to check 'em out.
  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    @midnight_dipper I have looked through some of Shipley's calls. They look good but they're limited on different species of woods. I might order some of their walnut and maple and check them out. Browns wood supply is a good place to pick up some cnc one piece box call blanks/lids and they sell a multi sided pot also. 
  • OverCoatsOverCoats Posts: 358Member ✭✭✭
    anyone that is dipping these calls ever notice a difference in the harmonics? it seems to me that it would have a very noticeable sound change. and if you know anything about turkeys its that they are very skittish to things that don't sound right in their world
  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    @OverCoats Nope. No difference in harmonics. There is no difference in the sound of the dipped vs undipped. The sound resonates from friction of the surface vs the striker. The density of the pot has practically no effect on sound, just volume.  Surface material, sound board material, and striker material has the biggest effect on the tones that a friction call will have. The thinkness of the pot itself has to do with the volume of the call. Thinner is louder and thicker is muted. That's why composite pots are louder than natural wood. Plus composite is denser therfore more resonation volume on the surface of the call. A dipped call is less than 2 mil thinkness difference vs undipped. 
  • OverCoatsOverCoats Posts: 358Member ✭✭✭
    @MHcustoms. Thanks for the insight and lesson on that. It makes sense now!
  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    @OverCoats custom turkey calls and turkey hunting are my thing. I will not let a call leave my possession without my approval of tone. Except the picture calls. They are ornamental. Hydro dipping...... Not so much lol. That's why I'm here to pick the brains of professionals. :)
  • OverCoatsOverCoats Posts: 358Member ✭✭✭
    @MHcustoms. And now I know why those longbeards are more responsive to my wood calls in the morn when they just come off the roost. That composite call probably scares the begeezes out of em😂😂😂
  • MHcustomsMHcustoms Posts: 29Member
    @OverCoats I usually don't run a composite call hard except during windy days. If you stay close to the edge of the rim and out of the middle of the call it will tone it down significantly. And slate vs glass/crystal is more of a suttle tone. Good luck this spring. It's not far away.
  • OverCoatsOverCoats Posts: 358Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    @MHcustoms I don’t usually hit the middle unless I’m locating one and need to hammer it.or use a box.My slate is really my go to. I just started playing with a crystal a couple years ago. So it’s a work in progress learning its ins and outs 😜. 
    Best of luck to you also! April will be here before you know it 

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