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    <span style="color:green"> <b> *Supporting Member* </b></span> Bigslam51's Avatar
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    Custom turkey strikers

    Figured I'd start a thread. I got a good deal on a used craftsman wood lathe from a guy on Craigslist. To start with I bought a cheap set of turning tools from harbor freight. I'm still not comfortable with running this thing full speed. Once I get the piece round I usually have turn it up to the second highest (can't remember the rpms offhand) and it's still hauling ass. The high speed is what takes the most wood off and leaves a smoother finish before sanding. Just before I get the strikers shaft to the correct diameter I turn the lathe down so I don't break it. This part is tricky as I must watch how much pressure I apply with the tool so I don't break it, it's already happened which resulted in wood flying across the garage 😂. One of these days I'm going to run to keim lumber to get some exotic stuff. I also need to get a chuck that will allow me to turn pot calls and bowls. I'm having fun with this thing, it's pretty cool to go out back, grab a log, and turn it into something that makes turkey sounds! I've also made a few garden dibbers for family. I never heard of them until I started watching wood turning videos on YouTube. It's a tool to help plant seeds and bulbs. No, it is not a butt plug.

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    Garden dibber for my sister in law

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    Thats fuggin badass. Ill buy a striker from you if you make me one. You done a great job, brother.
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    Thanks brother

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    Looks good man. Check out Frank Howarth on YT
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    Awesome job Chad! I'm gonna be needing one too. I've got some cherry and walnit for you.
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    Good job Chad!



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    Im impressed big guy. I'll be following along. I especially hope you are able to make some pots.

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    Wow that impressive. If you decide to start selling them let me know!

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    Very nice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aholdren View Post
    Im impressed big guy. I'll be following along. I especially hope you are able to make some pots.
    That's my next project, after I get a $80 chuck for my lathe since you can't turn a pot call or bowl between centers like a striker or spindle.

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    Thanks guys, it's definitely fun!

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    Sharp!


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    That's really cool Chad. I'm envious. I'd love to have a lathe to play around with!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jagermeister View Post
    That's really cool Chad. I'm envious. I'd love to have a lathe to play around with!
    Thanks Jim!

    Same one I have except he did some aftermarket hillbilly shit by mounting the pulleys down below the lathe. I don't know why as mine are safely secured under a cover on the headstock side.

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    Just realised I have some cedar too!
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    Good stuff man!



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    You need to get some Osage wood... Stuff is hard. Heard its great for calls...

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    that is awesome and I am also very jealous/anxious, but I still think there is a market for custom wooden sex toys.
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    And Apple and Peach too! May be handy yer buddy is caretaker to a tree farm!...LOL
    One good minute....can change your whole season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbowguy View Post
    And Apple and Peach too! May be handy yer buddy is caretaker to a tree farm!...LOL
    real nice!

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