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There comes a time in every mans life when he watches way too much "duck dynasty" and feels inspired to build his own call. I do not claim or pretend to be an expert on ducks, duck calls or duck hunting. Heck I don't even live near ducks! I built this after watching them make this on tv and looking at photos. This is how I did it and it works pretty well.
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Step 1: Materials

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3/4" wooden dowell - 8"
2" hard wood branch - 4"
Strip of plastic (unsure of thickness)
Wood stain
Clear coat
Drill press
Band saw
Flat file
Belt sander
5/8" hole saw
1/4" drill bit ( long)

Step 2: Drilling And Shaping

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Drill through the center of the dowel with the 1/4" bit and drill through the hard wood with the 5/8" hole saw. Make sure these holes are centered and straight. Cut a 2" notch in the dowel as pictured. I'd guess around 12 degrees Trim the dowel to fit in the 5/8" hard wood snugly and with little gap. A lathe would be handy here! Round the tip of the dowel as pictured and file the cut smooth. Shape and round the wood to your liking and comfort.
That looks good enough to take to a duck hunt.
KelvinW9 months ago

try to make a duck call using an oboe reed

hey its like learning what duck dynasty do they make duck calls so why can't we learn and before you know BAM a duck trophy and thanks desertsniper
candlemkr2 years ago
Great instructable, looks like fun.
desertsniper (author)  candlemkr2 years ago
Thank you
pj632 years ago
Great Instructable....It's similar to the ones my Grandad used to make..... We used Elderberry branches for the mouth piece because it's got a soft pith and doesn't need drilling... Then you have a whistle or duck caller 100% Nature..... Good job ....
desertsniper (author)  pj632 years ago
Thank you! That's a pretty cool idea though
profpat2 years ago
great instructable, cabela's will envy!
desertsniper (author)  profpat2 years ago
Thank you! Why buy it when you can build it?
desertsniper (author)  frisbeechamp19832 years ago
Thank you!
kerrboy1002 years ago
I totally agree with the duck dynasty thing!
Thanks to duck dynasty a lot of men (and women) are growing their beards out.
ea4222 years ago
Nice! I'm not sure if mine sounds like a duck or not, but it was fun to make. I'll have a duck hunting friend try it out. Thanks for the Instructable.
desertsniper (author)  ea4222 years ago
Like I said you have to fiddle with the reed quite a bit to get it just right. Glad you liked the 'ible, I'd love to see a photo!