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First try at making a howler

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#1 dangerranger



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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:37 PM

Heres My first try,

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I'm at the point where I'm going to shorten it down to 7 or 8" and scallop the bell end.
And a question for our call makers

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Should I bore it straight through? or leave some for back pressure? Right now its center hole is about 3/8". DR

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

I believe that all of the back preasure you need is provided in the reed insert you are going to use, I don't know because I don't use those. If you want to be a better call make ditch those reed inserts on your horn calls and use the horn tip as the reed, anyone can drill a horn and glue in an insert. You should also polish it up a bit, I wet sand my calls down to 600 grit and then polish them on the wheel.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:11 AM

Looks good i would cut it down so it will be easier to carry.Well a lot of so called call makers just add plastic tone boards to their calls and sell them as custom.

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