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Author Topic: Teak & Snakewood Box  (Read 891 times)

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Teak & Snakewood Box
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:10:47 PM »
Decided to make another box call this past weekend, haven't messed with one for a long while. I had some Teak blanks from years ago, and the Snakewood lid was already made and in my pile of calls, so I just used them. I have so much fun making these calls, the tuning process is a blast too, I can spend hours playing/sanding/tuning....my wife and son just laugh at me as I spend way too much time building these things. I created my own lid radius profile, and make them with jigs to keep it consistent, the lids are super important. I am going to change the handle profile too, want to make it unique, my own design as best as possible. I did not make a sound file of this one, but will record and share the next one. Anyway, feedback is welcomed, I know I have some room to improve the looks of these boxes....Take care, Greg





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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 08:14:48 PM »
Doesn't look to me like you forgot much.

Fine looking work !!!
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 08:17:16 PM »
 Fine looking hen box.

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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 09:06:49 PM »
Very interesting Greg , what else you have up your sleeve

Nice looking call .............
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 09:16:53 PM »
Looks very good

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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 09:44:25 PM »
Looks quite good, I like that handle.
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 09:48:56 PM »
Mighty fine looking box.  One of my favorite wood combos for a hen box. Good stuff.


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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 09:57:34 PM »
you asked for feedback, I love the handle and the shape of the call, the only thing I didn't like is the gold screw, made me go look at my boxes, some are gold some are like brass, I like brass better.

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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 11:14:34 PM »
You ask for feedback overall good looking hen box , the handle look fine also, but looks is second in my opinion , i want it to call birds ..  that natural sound is what i look for in hen box for killing my birds ...

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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 04:54:43 AM »
I think It looks great Greg!!!!! I don’t think you need to change anything but you have in your mind what you want it to be so go for it. Can’t wait to hear one.

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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 05:48:50 AM »
you asked for feedback, I love the handle and the shape of the call, the only thing I didn't like is the gold screw, made me go look at my boxes, some are gold some are like brass, I like brass better.
Thanks, now you got me wondering about the screw, I am almost positive it is brass, but I will check them out to make sure.
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 05:52:06 AM »
You ask for feedback overall good looking hen box , the handle look fine also, but looks is second in my opinion , i want it to call birds ..  that natural sound is what i look for in hen box for killing my birds ...

Appreciate the feedback.....For sure, looks are secondary to me too, I am a crazy-man about tuning calls, if it doesn't sound right it is firewood. I will post some sound files as I make more.
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 05:54:39 AM »
I think It looks great Greg!!!!! I don’t think you need to change anything but you have in your mind what you want it to be so go for it. Can’t wait to hear one.

Thanks Chris....Sometimes my mind wanders, maybe I should just keep it like it is for a while before I mess something up....lol....I am going to make another one this weekend, if things go as planned I will make a recording.
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 07:04:50 AM »
Very interesting Greg , what else you have up your sleeve

Nice looking call .............
Thanks....never a dull moment for me relative to turkey call building, I have experimented with other "ideas", but for now I will stick with standard stuff.....I am working on pot calls too, down the line though.
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Re: Teak & Snakewood Box
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2020, 09:29:23 AM »
you asked for feedback, I love the handle and the shape of the call, the only thing I didn't like is the gold screw, made me go look at my boxes, some are gold some are like brass, I like brass better.
Hey 3Bailey3, I took a look at the screw bag, it is indeed Brass. I think it may look so golden due to the light reflection and the fact that it has been sealed/untouched. I notice they tend to darken a bit with time when touched by human hands. I guess I could use stainless or even black screws too.








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2019 NWTF S.E. Call Makers Contest - 4th Place Trumpet Calls