Cutting an olt down.

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Cutting an olt down.

Postby delliott92 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:16 pm

Anyone got any tips on doin this yourself? I know you can pay people to do it but there is something about making your own cutdown that appeals to me.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby WTN10 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:30 pm

It's black magic. It involves virgin sacrifice, praying to the Devil (Kirk McCullough), and rooting for the New York Yankees.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby mayhem96 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:33 pm

I recall a thread like this turned into a harsh battle. Do some searching around...you may find some info :thumbsup:
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:50 pm

Right. You can find something by searching. The ones that cut a real good call guard their knowledge. You can and will ruin a few trying to get it right,even knowing what you are doing. I agree something special to blow call that was done yourself. Can get expensive with what olts are selling for these days. Use to not be a big deal. Have you ever tried before?
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:02 pm

I know there are a few different styles of cuts. Do you what one you want?
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby ARduckcwby » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:44 pm

I think you'll have better luck finding Jimmy Hoffa than getting someone to tell you the secrets to cutting a cut down.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby WILDMAN44 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:01 pm

You'll more than likely screw up two or three before you get it right. Or you can pay a few bucks and get someone who has already done it to cut one.

If you have to do it yourself I'd suggest buying as many "olts" as possible and getting after it.


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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby ColoradoGooser » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:01 pm

99.9% out there will not share any info on doing it,trial and error,you learn the ins and outs of what just one swipe of a file does to alter the sound a toneboard produces,plus if do with care an patience you can save your self a pocket full of $ for what some of them well known name cutdowns are being sold for now days.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Dbishop311 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:55 am

ColoradoGooser wrote:99.9% out there will not share any info on doing it,trial and error,you learn the ins and outs of what just one swipe of a file does to alter the sound a toneboard produces,plus if do with care an patience you can save your self a pocket full of $ for what some of them well known name cutdowns are being sold for now days.


Using a file is a good way to ruin one. Sanding board or take emery cloth and glue it to a piece of flat stock.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby ColoradoGooser » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:25 pm

Dbishop311 wrote:
ColoradoGooser wrote:99.9% out there will not share any info on doing it,trial and error,you learn the ins and outs of what just one swipe of a file does to alter the sound a toneboard produces,plus if do with care an patience you can save your self a pocket full of $ for what some of them well known name cutdowns are being sold for now days.


Using a file is a good way to ruin one. Sanding board or take emery cloth and glue it to a piece of flat stock.


To each his own,I was taught to use a emery file,have done a couple handful of inserts for myself and friends,never ruined one yet. :thumbsup:
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Bryce_Decker » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:00 pm

I plead the 5th... :yes:
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby ColoradoGooser » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Bryce_Decker wrote:I plead the 5th... :yes:



Ah come on Bryce,I was hoping this thread would go south like all of the cutdown threads seem to go :lol3:
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:19 pm

You're talking to the new and improved Bryce who's apparently figured out he can sell more calls by sticking around as himself than by getting run off for "burning down" the board. Much mo betta marketing.

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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Bryce_Decker » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:34 pm

The last year has been enough to change any man...Thanks Rick!
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:21 pm

Bryce_Decker wrote:The last year has been enough to change any man...Thanks Rick!



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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Bryce_Decker » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:13 pm

Anoldhuntersc wrote:
Bryce_Decker wrote:The last year has been enough to change any man...Thanks Rick!



$$$$$ changes everyone.


I wouldn't know...I've been a dirt poor college student for the last 3 years...
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:43 am

Hey Bryce wasn't meaning in a bad way, referring to Rick saying better marketing. You got smarter which is a good change. Think you make a good cut. Don't know where olts are coming from,if from old supply $12-14 a piece then sell for $100-150 after cut. Well pretty good money.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Bryce_Decker » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:03 pm

Anoldhuntersc wrote:Hey Bryce wasn't meaning in a bad way, referring to Rick saying better marketing. You got smarter which is a good change. Think you make a good cut. Don't know where olts are coming from,if from old supply $12-14 a piece then sell for $100-150 after cut. Well pretty good money.


My head would explode if I was getting olts for 12-14 bucks...more like 60-90...Most of the calls I sell are Black Monsters and they go from $40-60 each....not breaking the bank by any means.
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:42 pm

Mine explodes having to $50-60 for them!! You doing a good job with the calls. Not trying to bust your azz. Cuttin calls is just another piece of what makes this fun. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar that's all and sometimes $$$ is the driving factor. Definitely nicer to people I make money from! Old man told me ,"hey make it off your friends and kin cause your enemies ain't goin to do business with ya!"
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:39 am

Once saw a very wealthy fellow take a son by the ear for making fun of a poor, less educated boy's ways and explain, "It doesn't cost a nickle extra to be nice to people, and it pays big dividends."

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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Bryce_Decker » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:34 pm

I still have a little vinegar in my honey but I'm always working on it lol
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:03 pm

What heck happened to delliot92? Started thread never came back!
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby delliott92 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:23 pm

I'm here just waiting on a few call to arrive!
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby delliott92 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:51 pm

What thickness reeds do I need to use?
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Re: Cutting an olt down.

Postby Troutslayer » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:44 pm

It's not like building a watch, or a violin. I would wager that if you can wash your car and do a good job of it, you could slightly modify a duck call on your first try.
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