This box call is based on the style made famous by Neil Cost. I have made a few subtle modifications, but the style is basically the same. This is not a mass produced style call. Each call takes several hours to produce and tune. No laser guided routers milling out 50 calls at a time. Each call is made from a solid piece of wood. The piece is milled to size and hollowed out with drill and chisel. The checkering on the side is hand cut with a straight chisel. The inlay in the top and body of the call help give the call strength and add a stylish touch. The wood for the inlay is made from the wood on the other part of the call, or of cedar, to contrast with the mahogany. The checkering is cut for a purpose. It relieves stress on the calls side and helps give the call a raspy sound. Each call is hand tuned for two different pitches. The call is available in Mahogany , Cherry or Poplar bodies. The top and bottom can be Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Birdseye Maple or Poplar. Each combination of woods produces a different sound. The hardwood tops tend to produce a shaper sound, while the Poplar and Mahogany tend to produce a slightly deeper and softer tone. The body wood also creates variations. From sharpest and loudest to mellowest the woods of choice would be Cherry then Mahogany then Poplar.
That said, each piece of wood is different each call has a different sound. I can take two almost identical pieces of wood for the body and fit them with the same type tops and they will sound different. I tune them all to sound like a lonely hen (or rather two different lonely hens). Upon request I can tune one side to sound deeper like a jake.
Call size is approximate:
Paddle - 9 1/2“ , Body - 7”
This is a beautiful call to look at and use. The panels allow you to adjust the volume and tone by using your finger on the sides, much like playing an instrument. This is a great all around call. The tone will vary depending on the wood combinations . I have found a walnut base and paddle, with cedar and Popple inserts to give the best sound. I can put a different wood on each side, or vary the thickness of the two sides to achieve a different sound.
These are a small friction call that can do everything a box call can, but in a smaller package. They are 3 ¾” x 1 ¼” x 1 ¼”. The body of the call is hardwood. I generally use maple but can use any hardwood you desire. The sound board is either Poplar or Red Cedar. The Poplar gives a nice medium pitched, raspy call. The Red Cedar is a higher pitched call with less rasp. Each call comes with a Poplar striker.
This is a do it yourself fan mounting option. The mount is made of oak, or maple. Each mount has five small shaker style pegs on the face. This will allow you to display many beards and spurs on the same mount. Replacing the fan with a larger or newer fan is as easy as replacing napkins in a napkin holder. Instructions on preserving your fan , and preparing the shotshell beard and spur display shown are included.