OG shop member gallery
OldGobbler
          bullet Forum Board      bullet Pushpin Turkey Call Blog      bullet Advertising Info     

OG Gear Store

Sum Toy
Dave Smith
Wood Haven
DC Cattle Ranch






Author Topic: Tape Cutters  (Read 5205 times)

Offline SCGobbler

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Hero Member
  • ********
  • Posts: 434
  • Ya can't fix stupid!
Tape Cutters
« on: October 15, 2019, 03:18:51 PM »
Other than scissors and spending an inordinate amount of money on a tape cutter how are you that make your own calls cutting your tape?

I started hand stretching my own mouth calls last year without a press and I have gotten pretty consistent.  What I am not consistent on is cutting the tape.

The S.C. Gobbler
James 1:2-4
The SC Gobbler
James 1: 2-4



Some men are mere hunters; others are turkey hunters.
                    —Archibald Rutledge

Offline gergg

  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ****
  • Posts: 984
Re: Tape Cutters
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 09:40:19 PM »
Other than scissors and spending an inordinate amount of money on a tape cutter how are you that make your own calls cutting your tape?

I started hand stretching my own mouth calls last year without a press and I have gotten pretty consistent.  What I am not consistent on is cutting the tape.

The S.C. Gobbler
James 1:2-4

Consider making a jig to hold and cut the call by way of a pattern, pretty easy to do.
Gwaltney Game Calls
2019 NWTF Grand Nationals - 3rd Place Air Operated Call(Trumpet Call)
2019 NWTF S.E. Call Makers Contest - 4th Place Trumpet Calls

Offline HILBY72

  • Sr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 137
Re: Tape Cutters
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 10:15:13 AM »
I took a piece of wire and made a stencil with it, I then cut the call out with scissors.  It is pretty consistent as long as i have my cheaters on.

Offline GobbleNut

  • Paintbrush Beard
  • *****
  • Posts: 3217
  • Southern New Mexico
Re: Tape Cutters
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 11:39:47 AM »
After trying a number of methods, I found that a pharmacy pill bottle I had was just the right size to mark the tape.  Now I just use a pen to trace the outline of the cut by laying the bottle on the call, marking around the bottle, and cutting along the line with scissors.  Works quite well for me.  I'm sure there are other bottles or circular objects that would suffice, but the pill bottle turned out to be just the right size.