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: Making Corncob Striker  (Read 400 times)

Online Sir-diealot

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Long Spur Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 6854
Making Corncob Striker
« on: January 07, 2020, 10:34:09 PM »
So what is involved in making one? Do I just drill a hole in the cob and stick a wooden dowel in it with some glue? If so what kind of glue? Should I put anything like polyurethane on the cob itself so it does not break down? Thanks for the help.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Offline TurkeyHunterML

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 83
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 02:28:31 PM »
I saw a you-Tube video on this once. Never done it myself.
Mike Lenga Calls (ML Calls)

Online Sir-diealot

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Long Spur Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 6854
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 09:29:15 PM »
I saw a you-Tube video on this once. Never done it myself.
I will look into it, thanks.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Offline M,Yingling

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Limbhanger
  • ********
  • Posts: 4866
  • In The Hills, PA
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 07:09:04 PM »
So what is involved in making one? Do I just drill a hole in the cob and stick a wooden dowel in it with some glue? If so what kind of glue? Should I put anything like polyurethane on the cob itself so it does not break down? Thanks for the help.

pretty much  5/16 drill bit  me i use ca glue gel works good ,,, i have done a few in past and dipped them in polyurethane put little weight to them or spray them just for light coat   ,,, seems most use them for soft calling so they like them light weight ,,would say u want the heads any where from 3 1/2in to   4in long  ,,, i know brookside use sell them pre drilled not sure if they do any longer
Not taking orders for calls at this time ,,,but my have some on hand  ,,,I Dont sell strikers
I do like copper pot calls,,,,Get them While u can
My YouTube
 https://www.youtube.com/user/CallerTurkey

Online Sir-diealot

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Long Spur Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 6854
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 07:10:55 PM »
So what is involved in making one? Do I just drill a hole in the cob and stick a wooden dowel in it with some glue? If so what kind of glue? Should I put anything like polyurethane on the cob itself so it does not break down? Thanks for the help.

pretty much  5/16 drill bit  me i use ca glue gel works good ,,, i have done a few in past and dipped them in polyurethane put little weight to them or spray them just for light coat   ,,, seems most use them for soft calling so they like them light weight ,,would say u want the heads any where from 3 1/2in to   4in long  ,,, i know brookside use sell them pre drilled not sure if they do any longer
Thanks for the information Mike, appreciate it.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Offline Jrkimbrough

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Hero Member
  • ********
  • Posts: 335
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 11:56:23 AM »
So what is involved in making one? Do I just drill a hole in the cob and stick a wooden dowel in it with some glue? If so what kind of glue? Should I put anything like polyurethane on the cob itself so it does not break down? Thanks for the help.

pretty much  5/16 drill bit  me i use ca glue gel works good ,,, i have done a few in past and dipped them in polyurethane put little weight to them or spray them just for light coat   ,,, seems most use them for soft calling so they like them light weight ,,would say u want the heads any where from 3 1/2in to   4in long  ,,, i know brookside use sell them pre drilled not sure if they do any longer

Agreed, most corncobs I've used were very light and needed some weight added to them.  I recently finished one with CA glue and it added enough weight to it where it sounded nice.

Online Sir-diealot

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Long Spur Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 6854
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 04:24:51 PM »
So what is involved in making one? Do I just drill a hole in the cob and stick a wooden dowel in it with some glue? If so what kind of glue? Should I put anything like polyurethane on the cob itself so it does not break down? Thanks for the help.

pretty much  5/16 drill bit  me i use ca glue gel works good ,,, i have done a few in past and dipped them in polyurethane put little weight to them or spray them just for light coat   ,,, seems most use them for soft calling so they like them light weight ,,would say u want the heads any where from 3 1/2in to   4in long  ,,, i know brookside use sell them pre drilled not sure if they do any longer

Agreed, most corncobs I've used were very light and needed some weight added to them.  I recently finished one with CA glue and it added enough weight to it where it sounded nice.
Thanks Jrk
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Offline NCbowjunkie

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 540
Re: Making Corncob Striker
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 11:00:09 AM »
I’ve been stabilizing a lot of the corn cobs for other call builders. It adds the weight needed and also drills better for the stem. Can also add some color if they want it. Give the cob a better look and feel on the finish strikers