[quote="Honk-n-quack"]Ok so I have a few questions about building a duck call. I have the necessary tools but I do not know what type of wood to use for the mouthpiece. What type of wood should i use? how should i waterproof it?
There are two parts in a duck call. The barrel ( part you blow into ) and the insert. If you plan on making both, be prepared to spend some money on a jig. To help cut your inserts tone boards. Otherwise you can buy inserts from echo ( that's what I use ). For a barrel- hardwoods are a must, a lot of call makers use cocobolo or bocote. You can buy these online. I like to make barrels from scratch so I usually cut my own blanks from miscellaneous pieces I get from my local hardwood floor guy.
Waterproofing -. I use a minwax outdoor lacquer cause its extremely durable when compared to other finishes. #2 is a wax finish. Typically soft or stick, it's quick, looks good but is not as protective as a lacquer.
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