View Full Version : had my first attempt on making my own turkey strikers

06-17-2010, 7:08 AM
Let me know what you buys think. This is my first attempt on trying to make my own strikers for my turkey pot calls. Its made from Manzanita with a poly finish.


06-17-2010, 7:32 AM
Looks good to me. How do they sound? What type of wood and stain did you use? What length is it?

06-17-2010, 8:10 AM
Its 7 1/2" long, made from part of a manzanita root ball, and i used an oil based rub on Polyurethane finish. Sounds pretty good on some of my store bought slates, I'm able to make soft tree yelps and some nice loud ones too. the clucks and purrs/whines are nearly perfect. Not to raspy makes a nice clean sound. I'm probably going to be attempting to make a matching pot for it sometime soon.

06-17-2010, 6:44 PM
That looks really good, my friend gave me a manzanita root to turn some calls out of but it had worm holes all through it and didn't turn very well.

06-17-2010, 8:12 PM
Ya its a little difficult to find the good parts but once you do it makes some really beautiful stuff.

06-17-2010, 9:54 PM
Fine looking striker. I can't tell from the pic but is the tip flared?

06-18-2010, 4:34 AM
slightly flared.