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05-30-14, 03:54 PM
I've been playing with the lath making Turkey calls. This a called a Pot Call and used with a striker to mimic and hen sound.

This one is cool ! I cut the wood a bit on an angle to get the grain. It's has a copper top and under the copper is a glass sounding board to throw the sound. The striker is made of African Blackwood which you scratch at the top to get various sounds.
I hand rub tung oil on the striker while it is spinning on the lath ( ( ( ( (

05-30-14, 04:40 PM
Nice. Lathes are pretty neat. Always wanted to own one.

06-03-14, 01:58 PM
Add their not expensive it's the gouges that get pricy. But after that all depends on the wood you you like and can obtain.

06-03-14, 02:01 PM
One of the nice things when I visited New Zealand was some HUGE! Kauri sculptures... they even had a whole spa bath carved from a single trunk... and a circular staircase!

The sap/gum is also pretty cool... I think there are fragments of it in this

06-04-14, 07:30 AM
What a beautiful table

06-04-14, 07:51 AM
those are beautiful SO!

I have a friend from long ago who works with glass on a lathe, Dave. I didn't really know you could work other materials on it, though perhaps only due to my paucity of personal experience. Everything you do demonstrates such talent. : )

06-04-14, 08:43 AM
Thanks Peri, I try my best at what ever I start. But I think about what I'm going to do before I start. Once I have the concept in my mind , I'm good to go.