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Author Topic: Walnut over poplar  (Read 441 times)

Offline shatcher

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Walnut over poplar
« on: June 09, 2021, 07:17:05 AM »
Looking for recommendations for this combo.  Appreciate it.

Offline yelpy

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Re: Walnut over poplar
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 07:44:31 AM »
With out a doubt TJ Johnson builds an awsome fiddle box in that combo.

Albert Paul also builds a great box in that combo.

Comparing the ones I have from Mr Albert and TJ, TJ's has a bit more rasp on the back end, is a bit deeper and is higher on the front end of the yelp.

I also have one from Lee Smith that is a killer.

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Re: Walnut over poplar
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 08:24:49 AM »
 I have a walnut over poplar combo that was made for me by Mr. Paul.  It has accounted for more birds to the gun than any other short box that we have ran.

The poplar is wormy and was from a cabin built prior to the Civil War.

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Re: Walnut over poplar
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 09:33:13 AM »
IN no order , T J , Marlin, Albert Paul, Steve Mann, Darin Dawkins and Scott Witter ,,, walnut poplar....

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Re: Walnut over poplar
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 04:14:48 PM »
Darrin Dawkins, Lamar Williams, Marlin Watkins, TJ Johnson, Albert Paul, I’m sure there are plenty more, that combo is my favorite hunting combo out of any that I own.

Offline shatcher

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Re: Walnut over poplar
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 05:23:25 PM »
All good recommendations.  Thanks

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Re: Walnut over poplar
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 08:33:31 AM »
Not one wrong name given, so far.  ANY of them (and several more) will furnish you with an amazing walnut/poplar box.  Could add the Shoemakers, Bullock and McKamey.

Best sounding walnut/poplar box I own is a Dawkins. 
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.