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2019 NWTF - Nashville next week
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Contributors to this thread:
GhostBird 05-Feb-19
GhostBird 05-Feb-19
Scoot 05-Feb-19
dakotaduner 05-Feb-19
mountainman 05-Feb-19
Lee 05-Feb-19
Drahthaar 05-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 05-Feb-19
Brotsky 05-Feb-19
Southern draw 05-Feb-19
WV Mountaineer 05-Feb-19
GhostBird 05-Feb-19
IKE220 05-Feb-19
t-roy 05-Feb-19
midwest 06-Feb-19
GhostBird 06-Feb-19
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Franzen 06-Feb-19
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From: GhostBird
05-Feb-19

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Anyone going to the NWTF Convention in Nashville? The convention will be the weekend of Feb 15-17 at the Opryland Convention Center. I will be attending along with my daughter and oldest grandson. I have quite a few turkey calls entered in the call making competition (9 decorative entries & 2 hunting calls) and look forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones. I'll post up some photos of my calls throughout the week.

From: GhostBird
05-Feb-19

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From: Scoot
05-Feb-19
Sounds like a really good time Andy. I was in Nashville for the 1st time this past fall and really liked it there. I would go back in a heartbeat! However I will not be making it there this month! Have fun and good luck-- I love your work!

From: dakotaduner
05-Feb-19
Ghost those really are artwork. I appreciate your talent

From: mountainman
05-Feb-19
I will be there, along with my girlfriend and another friend of ours.

From: Lee
05-Feb-19
Those look great! My wife works for NWTF and will be working all week at the convention - I’ve been a few times with her - it’s a good time!

Enjoy,

Lee

From: Drahthaar
05-Feb-19
Andy you do beautiful work. Forrest

From: HUNT MAN
05-Feb-19
Amazing work

From: Brotsky
05-Feb-19
Best of luck and safe travels to you Andy! Your calls are as beautiful as ever, I see some more hardware in your future in Nashville!

05-Feb-19
Good luck with those beautiful calls!

05-Feb-19
Beautiful work bud.

From: GhostBird
05-Feb-19

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Tube call made from Gemsbok Horn, Black & White Ebony, and Brass.

From: IKE220
05-Feb-19
I will be there, Ghost I have to say those are true works of art! Good luck

From: t-roy
05-Feb-19
Beautiful works of art, Andy! Do you have a preference for any particular type of wood/medium for your calls? Any particular species that creates better quality sound, in your experience?

From: midwest
06-Feb-19
So cool...

From: GhostBird
06-Feb-19

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Osage Orange over Red Cedar double sided "Hollowbody" box call entered in the NWTF 2019 Hunting Call division.
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Osage Orange over Red Cedar double sided "Hollowbody" box call entered in the NWTF 2019 Hunting Call division.
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Osage base.
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Osage base.
Hey t-roy,

I love box calls. I use a lot of exotic woods in my calls, but softer domestic woods make the better sounding box calls; woods like red cedar & poplar, which I use a lot for box calls and the box call soundboards on sawn & glued calls. The paddle on box calls for the most part tend to be harder, straight grained woods.

From: GhostBird
06-Feb-19

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American Indian inspired trumpet call entitled "Coral Snake Trumpet".
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American Indian inspired trumpet call entitled "Coral Snake Trumpet".

From: Franzen
06-Feb-19
Great work as always Andy! Enjoy the convention.

From: GhostBird
06-Feb-19

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Hand painted Scratchbox call.

From: GhostBird
06-Feb-19
Thanks for the kind words guys. I have few more to share.

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06-Feb-19

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Trumpet call entered in the Hunting Call Division.
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Trumpet call entered in the Hunting Call Division.
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Octagonal trumpet made from African Mopani wood with Maple Burl spacers.
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Octagonal trumpet made from African Mopani wood with Maple Burl spacers.

From: longbeard
06-Feb-19
Can I get tickets at the door to get into the convention?

From: GhostBird
07-Feb-19
Yes. NWTF members get in free and there are day passes available for non-members.

From: Brotsky
07-Feb-19
I swear you get better at this every year Andy! Beautiful work!

From: GhostBird
07-Feb-19
Thanks.

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07-Feb-19

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"POWDERHORN", keg style Owl Call.
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"POWDERHORN", keg style Owl Call.
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From: GhostBird
07-Feb-19
I have a couple more I would like to share.

From: GhostBird
07-Feb-19

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"HORNET QUEEN" is a trumpet call made from African Blackwood & Yellowheart on a unique display base.
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"HORNET QUEEN" is a trumpet call made from African Blackwood & Yellowheart on a unique display base.

From: GhostBird
07-Feb-19

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Display base made from live edge Gimlet Burl & Cherry with matching Blackwood & Yellowheart hornets.
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Display base made from live edge Gimlet Burl & Cherry with matching Blackwood & Yellowheart hornets.

From: HUNT MAN
07-Feb-19
Amazing work as always.

From: GhostBird
08-Feb-19

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Matched set; single side Hollowbody box call, handled scratchbox, & oval trumpet made from stabilized Curly Cottonwood & Bubinga with Holly spacers.
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Matched set; single side Hollowbody box call, handled scratchbox, & oval trumpet made from stabilized Curly Cottonwood & Bubinga with Holly spacers.
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Calls have scrimshaw on the inlayed faux ivory medallions and the trumpet mouthpiece.
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Calls have scrimshaw on the inlayed faux ivory medallions and the trumpet mouthpiece.
This is the last one, a matched set of calls displayed in an Ambrosia Maple display case.

Safe travels to everyone heading to Nashville. Have fun!

Thanks for all the kind words!!!!!!!!!!

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