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Offline ChesterCopperpot

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Flapper calls
« on: September 26, 2022, 11:20:08 AM »
Had these wings saved off a couple birds from a few years ago and finally got around to doing what I’d intended. Had a fellow was going to cut me some nice wooden handles for them but he never came through so I cooked up a way to do it myself and think they came out quite well. Keep one for myself and give the others to some friends. Check out the color difference between those two birds, especially how dark the one is. Both come from the same county in the North Carolina mountains. Think all these Florida people moving up here must be darkening the wings on some of our Easterns




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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2022, 11:28:45 AM »
That's pretty cool looking David!!! Nice job.

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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2022, 01:57:58 PM »
Musta killed that bird on the right in Highlands.

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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2022, 06:51:19 PM »
Those are really nice........

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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2022, 07:03:46 PM »
very Nice David!!

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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2022, 07:57:45 PM »
Care to share how you do did them ? I have a set or two that’s been needing used up for something


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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2022, 09:16:37 AM »
Musta killed that bird on the right in Highlands.
One county over. I live in Jackson. That hurricane a coming I’d say the orange groves will come in droves this weekend. I hate them


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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2022, 09:20:05 AM »
Care to share how you do did them ? I have a set or two that’s been needing used up for something


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I just boraxed and pinned them to form like you would a tail. Once it had cured I got all the excess borax off and used a product called Bronzee that I’d used before to “bronze” some turkey feet. After that I finished it with a couple coats of flat spar varnish. Bronzee makes a really good clear finish but unfortunately the stuff I had had set up and wasn’t usable. The spar varnish worked fine. Added the lanyard and wraps just to hang them up.


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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2022, 04:56:50 PM »
Those look really nice. Good job!

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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2022, 07:02:43 PM »
They are really cool looking.

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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2022, 05:49:53 PM »
Real nice Dave…..
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Re: Flapper calls
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2022, 05:59:10 PM »
Made mine a little more compact, and added rubber handle and grommet for lanyard. This wing is one of the deadliest tools in my arsenal. Fly-downs, scratching etc. works unreal……Be safe….
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