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Author Topic: Basic equipment for call making  (Read 673 times)

Offline Meleagris gallopavo

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Basic equipment for call making
« on: August 10, 2021, 07:22:00 AM »
So I’m pondering if call making is something I want to get into down the road.  Thinking about the basic equipment needed for making pot calls and strikers.  Is the same lathe used for strikers and pots?  I imagine a band saw is needed.  Cutting tools.  A grinder and a belt sander.  I’m just shooting from the hip.


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Re: Basic equipment for call making
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 09:37:05 AM »
Lathe,Band saw, Drill press, something to sharpen your tools will get you by.

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Re: Basic equipment for call making
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2021, 10:44:48 AM »
Miter saw would be a good addition too

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Offline mmclain

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Re: Basic equipment for call making
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2021, 11:51:16 PM »
The lathe is the cheap part. 

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Re: Basic equipment for call making
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2021, 09:54:38 PM »
What lathe is everyone using?

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Re: Basic equipment for call making
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 10:12:28 PM »
I've just started on call making, I'm almost through with call #3 so I'm a real novice at it.  I use a Jet mini lathe, my drill press and my band saw the get the blanks trimmed down.  I use my grinder to keep the turning tools sharp, along with a sharpening jig.
There are methods to do it without a lathe but I haven't researched them.  I have turned some strikers but I kind of want to try to hand carve a couple.  I think if done right, they would be cool looking.
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Re: Basic equipment for call making
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2021, 02:05:10 PM »
When I first started years ago, I didn't have a lathe.  I designed a jig and used my router, which in time, I built my own router table and adapted the design to it.  Then upgraded that to an Incra Lift.   Used it for several years before I saved up enough and bought a Jet lathe.  Which I still use today