Make your own turkey call.....it's easy.

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Mailman, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Make your own turkey call.....it\'s easy.

    Bear with me on this post. I have made a turkey call out of an old turtle shell I had found while deer hunting last fall. It was pretty stained up but I decided to try my hand at call making. I used an old piece of slate that was about 1/8" thick. I scored it with a utility knife to make it roughly fit the opening of the shell. For support on the opening of the shell for the fragile slate I used a piece of nylon plastic sheeting cut to 3"x1/2"x 1/8" thick in size and fitted on the lip of the shell on the inside of the opening. I epoxyed the nylon to the slate and then the entire piece of slate to the shell with a notch cut out of the shell for the nylon. I ground off the excess with the belt sander. Be very careful not to chip out the slate while grinding. SLOW is the word. I decided to leave the shell natural the way I found it. I made it look entirely different by using my buffing wheel on my grinder with some jewelers rouge. It polished up pretty well I think. The pictures really don't do it justice. It does have a pretty good sound if I say so myself. If anyone wants me to make them one.......forget it.
     
  2. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo

  3. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
  8. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Mailman looking very good!!:cheers::cheers::cheers: Should oughta call turkeys.

    Jack
     
  9. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Very nice Mailman---great work!
    Hope you get to call in a longbeard with it!
    :cheers::cheers:
     
  10. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I made one like it last spring and dropped it in my driveway and broke it. Boy was I ticked. This time I'm packing it in my back pack.
     
  11. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Looks great. Hope it gets the job done for you...................:cheers:
     
  12. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Here is a larger one that I am working on. I have painted this one a yellowish bone color. I'm still debating on what to finish it up with.
     
  13. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
  14. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Well Center Punch what I meant was that I only had two shells to work with and I plan on using both for myself. I guess that makes me stingy doesn't it. I think my 1st grade teacher wrote in my report card "Doesn't play well with others".
     
  15. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    That looks great Mailman!!!