Every hunter knows that finding game is the hard part of hunting. There are 2 schools of thought here. First is that you walk all over to find the game. The second is that you "call" the game to you!
There are call mechanisms that you can install in your turnings for turkey, duck and even crow. I bet that you can even find more!
So if you're a turner and you fall into the second train of thought, then turning wood calls is for you!!
|Turning a Turkey Pot Call |
By: Mike Stafford
Woodturners sometimes get asked to make unusual things when people learn of their hobby. Such was the case when a friend to whom I owe many favors mentioned in conversation that I should try my hand at turning a turkey pot call. I told him I didn’t know the first thing about turkey calls. I don’t hunt and haven’t hunted in almost 50 years. I don’t have anything against hunting; it is just not something I do.
|Quick and Easy Duck Call|
By: Byron Young
In this tutorial, Byron explains how to make a duck call out of the Stat Premium Duck Calling Kit. He explains how to turn the barrel and then how to assemble the duck call. Byron makes it easy so now you have no excuse to make one for yourself.
|Turning a Crow Call|
By: Alex Williams
In this photo tuturial, Alex Williams, a professional call maker shows how he makes his famous crow calls. These spindle turnings are easy to mount on the lathe and have a couple of critical measurements in order to fit the call inserts. Alex covered those points extremely well insuring tht you'll be successful with this project.
In addition, Alex covers the fact that the calls can be made not only from wood but from alternative materials. Alex shows the turning with an "Acrylester" blank.
If you've got hunting in your blood, this quick and easy project might have them running to you!!
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Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter Turning Kit
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Cut any pizza quickly and with ease! Robust, well-balanced hardware 3X the weight of competing cutters and a sharp 4" diameter stainless steel blade make this kit a must have for pizza lovers. Simply make your own creative handle (not included) to complete your cutter with personalized flair. Kit includes a 5/16" threaded insert to attach the handle and to remove it for dishwasher cleaning.
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This set of four easy-spin 2-3/8" urethane casters feature a foot-activated lift mechanism that engages or disengages with the touch of your toe. Engage them to lift your bench 3/4" off the floor for mobility, disengage them for stability. Each caster is constructed of durable steel and rated for 100 lbs. - that's 400 lbs. of total capacity with the 4-pc. set!
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Get the complete suite of Nova mini jaws in one cost-saving package! The bundle consists of four sets of jaws: the Nova Mini 20mm Jaws, Nova Mini Spigot Jaws, Nova Mini Step Jaws and Nova 70mm Jaws. All are ideal for use with the Nova Precision Midi Chuck (#47447, sold separately) mounted on a mini or midi lathe. However, they also work on the larger Nova chucks, and with larger lathes.
Dust Right® Dust Separator
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Turn any shop vacuum with a 2-1/4'' ID outlet into a 2-stage dust and chip separator. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right® Separator captures sawdust, wood chips, and other debris before it enters your vacuum, preventing the loss of suction power caused by a clogged vacuum filter. The five-caster base makes it exceptionally stable and easy to maneuver around the shop. Plus, hoses connect inside the in/out ports, preventing unintentional disconnections. The Dust Right® Separator creates a cyclonic air flow that causes most wood dust particles and other materials that are heavier than air to separate, preventing them from being passed to the vacuum. The vortex effect that is created prevents the loss of suction caused by prematurely clogged filters
Micro Dust Air Filtration System
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The PM1250 Air Filtration System employs an electrostatic filter that attracts and removes particles as small as 0.1 micron in size. It cycles the air in a 680 square foot space—the equivalent of an oversized 2-car garage—up to five times in a single hour. When set at the lowest setting, the system is about as quiet as a library, and when on high, it's quieter than normal conversation. Unlike most other air filtration systems, the PM1250 is portable and freestanding, meaning you can carry it to wherever filtration is most needed, then simply set it on the floor or the bench. The angle is adjustable using the knobs on the side of the unit. If you like, it can also be mounted to the wall or ceiling.
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