Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Do you have to use a certain type of wood when making a box call?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Do you have to use a certain type of wood when making a box call?

    Do you have to use a certain type of wood when making a box call?

  • #2
    To make a turkey call, you need very dry woodwith tight grain that gives the call its tone (ie: maple, walnut, cherry, mahogany, poplar, and basswood).
    Use tight-grained, thoroughly dry wood. Different combinations of woods produce different sounds. Experiment until you get a tone that works for you. If you want to use cedar sides, buy cedar-closet paneling.

    I used this web site for the info http://www.customcalls.com/makeaturkeyboxcall.htm

    Comment


    • #3
      Wall,

      Box calls have been made from all sorts of woods. But, as Neil Cost the famous box call builder said, "Soft, sticky woods are best." What Mr. Cost ment was that a wood needed to be soft enough to provide friction and vibrate but hard enough to carry the tone. Lids on box calls are usually made from harder woods like Walnut or Cherry.

      Good examples of this type wood are: Yellow Poplar, Butternut, Red Cedar, willow, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Spanish Cedar, Mahagony, Bald Cypress and Sitka Spruce. The famous Lynch's Fool Proof has been made of Mahagony and Spanish Cedar and also for a short time from Tangerine Wood!

      Comment


      • #4
        Sitka Spruce is good stuff.

        Comment


        • #5
          I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

          Comment


          • #6
            I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

            Comment


            • #7
              I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

              Comment


              • #8
                I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

                Comment


                • #9
                  I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

                    Comment

                    Welcome!

                    Collapse

                    Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                    If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                    And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                    Right Rail 1

                    Collapse

                    Top Active Users

                    Collapse

                    There are no top active users.

                    Right Rail 2

                    Collapse

                    Latest Topics

                    Collapse

                    • Reply to "A little rebellion...."
                      by labrador12
                      Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon. All cops are Basturds. Those friendly sayings by the folks who brought America 2 trillion dollars of damages along...
                      Today, 12:07 PM
                    • "A little rebellion...."
                      by FirstBubba
                      ...now and then is a good thing!"

                      This ought set off Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Stupid! LOL!
                      --------‐‐-------------------------------...
                      08-13-2022, 12:45 PM
                    • Reply to "A little rebellion...."
                      by labrador12
                      The Injustice Department is playing pure as the driven snow. The FBI is the fainting virgin tossed to the evil pouncing murderous wolves with huge slobbering...
                      Today, 11:37 AM
                    • Reply to "A little rebellion...."
                      by 99explorer
                      Just look at the damage this schmuck is trying to inflict on our country.

                      "Trump's angry words spur warnings of real violence."...
                      Today, 11:19 AM
                    • Reply to "A little rebellion...."
                      by 99explorer
                      Believing your own lie does not make it true.
                      Today, 11:14 AM

                    Right Rail 3

                    Collapse

                    Footer Ad

                    Collapse
                    Working...
                    X