Spit grooves on toneboard

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  1. Neckband4

    Neckband4 Senior Refuge Member

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    Anyone have a solution to milling spit grooves in a toneboard without fancy equipment to do it? Got a few calls I wanna try it on potentially.
     
  2. DrakeStar

    DrakeStar Elite Refuge Member

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    I think most use a Dremel type tool to machine them in.
    Just have to rig together a jig of sorts to mortise them in the toneboard .
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    I've done it with a Dremel. Didn't make a jig, just held the tone board in my off hand. It worked out well and after 18 years, I still use that call. I put a lot of moisture in the call and I have no issues with it locking up.
     
  4. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes Dremel tool with a simple jig if you do not have a steady hand. If not, Dremel makes a small router jig and bits.
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    slam a pot of coffee and break out the Skil saw or a battle ax, just make sure you video tape it and put it on Youtube.
     
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    craig wilson Elite Refuge Member

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    not a fan of spit groves
     
  7. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Another possible solution to moisture is the shape of the reed. I have an old Heavy Duty that Howard cut the reed in the shape of an hour glass. The barrel is cedar and the insert is composite. The call is very loud. I don't use it a lot and can't say whether it is an end all or not.
     
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    Neckband4 Senior Refuge Member

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    I bought a bit for the dremel and build a jig to hold it vertically. Works like a charm. I have a CWF from Stump that has spit grooves. If they're good enough for him, they're good enough for me.
     
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    Goose Isle Gunner Elite Refuge Member

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    Spit grooves don't even work...
     
  10. Neckband4

    Neckband4 Senior Refuge Member

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    to each his own dude. they do for me
     

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