Turkey call?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Bowpredator, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    Ok, I'm 99.9 percent sure that what i found in the woodshop of our new place are some turkey calls but I just have never seen one like them. I'll try to describe them as best I can. They are a 1in by 1in by 5in long. They are made out of cedar and are an enclosed box with no moving parts. The top piece has one side that sticks out about 1/4 inch with a slit under it providing a sound chamber. The edge that sticks out is rounded like the edge of a box (paddle) call. If I use another piece of cedar and rake it across the edge, it tries to make some yelps. I think I may need to clean it up a little with some sandpaper and chalk it up but I am wondering what you are suppose to use for a "striker" on it. I wish I could find a picture of one like it on the internet, then I might be able to answer my own question. I'll keep searching the net and if I find a call that looks like them, then I'll link it on here.
     
  2. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Its called a scratch box BP. I'll post a pic of one for you to make sure we're on the same page.

    Parker
     

  3. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Here's a pic of one. You'll need to chalk up the connecting points to get a good sound.

    Parker
     
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I think the other block of cedar is what you use as a striker to draw across the call.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  5. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    That's it! Thanks guys! I suspect the "striker" needs to be rounded kind of like the paddle on a box call? I was just using a flat piece of cedar I found with them.
     
  6. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Yeppers! Round it off, and cedar's going to be a good wood to use. Ought to work!

    That would be a pretty cool story to harvest a bird off of that call.

    :wave:

    Parker
     
  7. Poor Valley

    Poor Valley Active Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Rolla, Mo
    BP, I'vemade a ton of those calls. Bring it to the classic and I'll show you two different ways to play it. If the lip is curved I don't think ypu should round anything.

    Also I don't think you should alter it AT ALL til you discover exactly what its origin is!
     
  8. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Oops! :peepwall:

    Listen to the man!

    :peepwall:

    Parker
     
  9. xxx

    xxx Guest

    Yeppers...... bring it to the classic.. I'd like to see it too.....
     
  10. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    Wish I could but with the move going on, we wont be able to head up that way this year. I hate moving!