Braz

What do you hang around your neck?

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OneryOlMofo357 contacted me several weeks ago about making him a 4 call set. He wanted a complete set, a Cottontail call, a Jackrabbit call, an open reed distress call and a howler. He also wanted the calls to be a matching set. He, at first, wanted the set to made from Colorwood, using a color of one that I have posted in the past. When we found out that the wood was not available, as it was a special order color, he decided to go with Dymondwood. I gave him a color chart and he selected a Dymondwood color called Raspberry Twist. With that I placed the order for the wood and waited. Well, on Nov 7 the wood finally comes in. That's when my work began. I cut pieces, drilled them, turned them, sanded them, and buffed them. They came out looking great. All four calls, from the same stick of wood, all the same color, just slightly different shapes. Let me explain the shapes. For the howler, it is the largest, naturally, giving it the ability to reach out. Then there is the open reed distress. A bit smaller and a different shape. The reason is, at night he can tell the difference between the two just by feel. Then there are the two closed reed calls, one for a Cottontail and one for a Jack. Again different shapes, again for the same reason. To tell the difference without looking. But which is which? Naturally, the fatter, or larger of the two would be for the Jack, while the smaller, more diminutive shape is for the Cottontail. I think the set really came out looking great and he is very pleased. It will be shipped out tomorrow.Oh yea, what about that lanyard? He wanted a lanyard to tie the calls all together. So he can just grab it and head out the door. Well, I had a great lanyard on hand. I didn't make it, it was made by Jeff Maidens, who frequents the PM boards. But it is a good one, for sure. Well enough yapping, here are some pictures of the calls. post-40-1194656151_thumb.jpgpost-40-1194656167_thumb.jpgpost-40-1194656183_thumb.jpgpost-40-1194656209_thumb.jpgpost-40-1194656230_thumb.jpgpost-40-1194656246_thumb.jpg

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As a matter of fact, I am working with the guy right now to get some more. If so, I'll post them.

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Braz, they really look sharp ! Cant wait to hang em around my neck and blow a song for an unsuspecting Coyote ! Great job on the color match too ! Thanks alot !........Grant........... :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Garlic....... well, you asked LOL Those calls are just beautiful color. Sure make my old plastic/rubber ones look like "trailer trash" !! Those lanyards are very nice also. I am going to need a new one soon.... so will keep you in mind.

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Beautiful, as usual! I think the dymondwood is an excellent choice. The calls that Braz made for me out of dymondwood are not only gorgeous but they are proving to be durable as well (along with the red palm). :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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once again braz ,those calls are awesome.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also your call is loaded on my minaska and sounds GREAT!!!

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Got the new Calls Braz ! Man ! They look great ! Cant wait to try em out... The color is spectacular and they sound Great too ! Thanks soo much for your personalised service, and prompt shipping. I Have to work 3 more days before I can use em, But I will be Practicing ! Thanks again Braz for an Outstanding set !

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Glad you like them and it was fun making them. I love making custom calls. More fun then just turning, because I know someone else has some input into what I am turning and I know they are going to enjoyed.

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Just like that lanyard you ordered and haven't received yet. Have you heard anything yet?

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No, not a word. I am tired of bothering him so if it doesn't show I am just going to let it go. Maybe one day I will get two surprise packages! I think John's Post Master has a relative in the USPS down here in my neck of the woods.

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That's too bad, My came thought just fine and I understand he had some problems with others too.

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