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Author Topic: The VERY BEST scratch box thread  (Read 6349 times)

Offline packmule

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2022, 08:43:50 PM »
Wow that's cool!

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2022, 08:47:55 PM »
TAKE MY MONEY!

I know  !!!!!   Right ???     :drool:

Now........ You want the bad news ??      :'(

This gentleman is really not into building these to sell, per se.  He supplies a few friends.  Builds some during the winter when there's not much to do outside.  Says he doesn't know if he wants to tie up the kind of time it would take to market these calls.

But, hey......... !!!! On the bright side......   If he ever does start building them to sell........  Have we ever got a snazzy little holster design for them !!!   :z-guntootsmiley:
The good Lord ain't made a gobbler I can't kill.  I just gotta be there at the right time.....  on the day he wants to die.

..... the amount of turkeys I kill is pretty low on my list of things I would like to be remembered by. I know I love hunting them and am thankful for every moment I get in the spring, behind the gun, or helping someone else.   

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2022, 08:49:02 PM »
Wow that's cool!

There's some VERY ingenuous ideas incorporated into that little box. 
The good Lord ain't made a gobbler I can't kill.  I just gotta be there at the right time.....  on the day he wants to die.

..... the amount of turkeys I kill is pretty low on my list of things I would like to be remembered by. I know I love hunting them and am thankful for every moment I get in the spring, behind the gun, or helping someone else.   

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2022, 09:29:00 PM »
TAKE MY MONEY!

I know  !!!!!   Right ???     :drool:

Now........ You want the bad news ??      :'(

This gentleman is really not into building these to sell, per se.  He supplies a few friends.  Builds some during the winter when there's not much to do outside.  Says he doesn't know if he wants to tie up the kind of time it would take to market these calls.

But, hey......... !!!! On the bright side......   If he ever does start building them to sell........  Have we ever got a snazzy little holster design for them !!!   :z-guntootsmiley:
So the question is, how do I become his friend


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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2022, 09:29:54 PM »
Very neat, and nope you were right I don't have one

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2022, 09:36:43 PM »
That's a very nice piece of work. Would love to have one myself but fully understand why he wouldn't want to take orders. He enjoys building them and that's more important than anything else.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2022, 09:59:35 AM by callmakerman »

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2022, 10:36:14 PM »
So the question is, how do I become his friend


LOL !!!!   The $64K question.................

In my first telephone conversation with this gentleman, if I understood correctly.........this call was an original design of his father's.  I believe he said he found a box of calls......unfinished calls....from his dad's shop.  He remembered helping to build these as a youngster.  Apparently all the tools and machines had been sold from the shop.  So he decided to piece the shop back together again and resume building these and, at least, one other type of call.  But, at least at the present time, he's not really looking to get into taking orders, etc. 
The good Lord ain't made a gobbler I can't kill.  I just gotta be there at the right time.....  on the day he wants to die.

..... the amount of turkeys I kill is pretty low on my list of things I would like to be remembered by. I know I love hunting them and am thankful for every moment I get in the spring, behind the gun, or helping someone else.   

Happy

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2022, 07:09:52 PM »
Very cool call.

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2023, 05:29:01 PM »

A recent scratcher that quickly moved to the best one I have. Brown striped ebony box with a butternut soundboard.


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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2023, 05:12:26 PM »
Wow I like that call and striker. Looks like there is a gap between two surface pieces. Can you run the call on either side of the striker? 

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2023, 10:25:55 AM »
It is two different woods with a gap between them. Very unique design that I have only seen this builder do. Each side of the striker is able to be used resulting in slightly different tones.
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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2023, 09:54:11 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2023, 07:28:18 AM »
It is two different woods with a gap between them. Very unique design that I have only seen this builder do. Each side of the striker is able to be used resulting in slightly different tones.
   The only maker that I've seen building this style of call is Bill Hinkle. I own three of his calls and feel that he did a nice job making them. I'm not sure if he does them any more.

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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2023, 07:57:47 AM »
That is one of Bill’s for sure. And I do not believe he is currently making any.

I still hope to add one from another Bill one day!!!
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Re: The VERY BEST scratch box thread
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2023, 05:39:49 PM »
That is one of Bill’s for sure. And I do not believe he is currently making any.

I still hope to add one from another Bill one day!!!

I see what you did there  ;D