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Turkey Call Paradise => From the Callmaker's Bench => Topic started by: Porter on August 28, 2009, 11:32:37 PM



Title: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 28, 2009, 11:32:37 PM
I've never asked this before, so let me know.  I have one from Whitt, and two from Charlie Parrish with another one being built (I'm going to have to take pics of these calls... I love my all Maple Turpin from Charlie!).

They are harder to master, but boy do they sound so sweet *up*

Inquiring minds want to know what is recommended.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: CCCalls on August 29, 2009, 05:33:50 PM
I do a "knock off" of a Turpin style box. I call it my "Clayton-Urpin" box ;D
The Turpin styles have straight sides, mine have tapered sides, and are real easy to play. I also do these in a one-sider.
These are a lower pitched call.

Tim

This combo is Walnut / Sinker Cypress
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/CCCalls/100_2070.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 29, 2009, 05:36:04 PM
Now Tim I had not seen those photos ::)

So  *poo* on you ROTFLMBO

I thought (and I'm an idiot for not asking) maybe you had quit building it.  I think I saw a photo or two of them...



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: CCCalls on August 29, 2009, 05:42:50 PM
Mike, I still build them, I just don't try to push them much.  I stay so covered up in all the other stuff.
These calls are as easy to play as a short box.

Tim.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on August 29, 2009, 05:44:57 PM
Tim! *up* *up* That one-sider is  *bannana* Mike,  post Parrish call, Smokey aka S.C.C calls makes them!
Are they hard to run ??? ??? anybody else make them!!!!


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: letinmfly on August 29, 2009, 05:46:45 PM
Mike, I still build them, I just don't try to push them much.  I stay so covered up in all the other stuff.
These calls are as easy to play as a short box.

Tim.

Like building an Osage table and chairs?  ROTFLMBO


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SS Custom Calls on August 29, 2009, 05:51:00 PM
 There's a big difference between the way a Turpin plays, than one with angled soundboards like a shortbox. Basically a true turpin has a straight down design, and the paddle has to be manipulated to get the sound you're lookin for. Anything with angled soundboards is basically a shortbox, with the exception of a paddle call of course.. ;D

Al


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: CCCalls on August 29, 2009, 05:56:43 PM
Mike, I still build them, I just don't try to push them much.  I stay so covered up in all the other stuff.
These calls are as easy to play as a short box.

Tim.

Like building an Osage table and chairs?  ROTFLMBO

 ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO *bannana* *bannana* *bannana*

Tim


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: CCCalls on August 29, 2009, 06:00:54 PM
Also the lid on a true Turpin style call has a pretty tight radius in order to compensate for the straight sides of the call.
My style is basicaly a deep short box with a handle. Just something different than the norm ;D

Tim.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 29, 2009, 06:15:33 PM
Tim! *up* *up* That one-sider is  *bannana* Mike,  post Parrish call, Smokey aka S.C.C calls makes them!
Are they hard to run ??? ??? anybody else make them!!!!

Whitt makes a reproduction of the original. 

I believe Charlie puts his touch on the turpin, but not 100% sure.

I saw harmondencalls was making some too, but outside of that... I'm clueless :(

A Turpin call is harder to master, but man when you do... they sing a song!!!  I love the ones I have and have some more on order from Charlie!


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on August 29, 2009, 06:16:04 PM
Guys, do you run them like a....Long box ??? or am I off base?


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 29, 2009, 06:20:45 PM
Guys, do you run them like a....Long box ??? or am I off base?

That's how I would describe it, but then again.. I might be running them wrong ROTFLMBO

I know my all maple one screams turkey all the way through, so I think I can run one right!

On the other hand, Daryl keeps trying to put a screw in the one I traded him ROTFLMBO


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on August 29, 2009, 06:21:46 PM
Chris Jones is in the learning stages, He using up some wood I told him, I have a wood burner! ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SS Custom Calls on August 29, 2009, 06:23:00 PM
Guys, do you run them like a....Long box ??? or am I off base?

That's how I would describe it, but then again.. I might be running them wrong ROTFLMBO

I know my all maple one screams turkey all the way through, so I think I can run one right!

On the other hand, Daryl keeps trying to put a screw in the one I traded him ROTFLMBO

 Screw?? Of course you need a screw dingle dork!!!  ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO Just kiddin' buddy, I know you meant SPRING!!!!


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 29, 2009, 06:26:43 PM
Guys, do you run them like a....Long box ??? or am I off base?

That's how I would describe it, but then again.. I might be running them wrong ROTFLMBO

I know my all maple one screams turkey all the way through, so I think I can run one right!

On the other hand, Daryl keeps trying to put a screw in the one I traded him ROTFLMBO

 Screw?? Of course you need a screw dingle dork!!!  ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO Just kiddin' buddy, I know you meant SPRING!!!!


Well I went and "screwed" up a jab toward Daryl... maybe I should  ban myself?  Geez great job Porter go and mess the joke up... and not many people knew/knows about that one.. except for Charlie and I pictured him shaking his head and saying really bad things about Daryl ROTFLMBO


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Daryl on August 29, 2009, 06:42:24 PM
Now listen, I come in for a minute and get these wise cracks ........... I am going back to the shop !!!!!!!! >!! ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO

And...everybody knows you need a screw...........AND a spring. *bannana* *bannana* *bannana*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: CCCalls on August 29, 2009, 06:50:12 PM
Now listen, I come in for a minute and get these wise cracks ........... I am going back to the shop !!!!!!!! >!! ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO

And...everybody knows you need a screw...........AND a spring. *bannana* *bannana* *bannana*

Daryl, mine have a screw and a spring  *bannana* *bannana* *bannana* *bannana*

Tim


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SS Custom Calls on August 29, 2009, 06:50:35 PM
Now listen, I come in for a minute and get these wise cracks ........... I am going back to the shop !!!!!!!! >!! ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO

And...everybody knows you need a screw...........AND a spring. *bannana* *bannana* *bannana*

 ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO ROTFLMBO Just heard Mike's headed to SCREWFIELD... OOPS my bad, mean't SPRINGfield..  ROTFLMBO *up*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: rutnstrutcalls on August 29, 2009, 07:27:00 PM
There are several people that I know who either make a true Turpin Style Call or a derivitive of a Turpin Style Call. A few that come to mind are Steve Turpin, Billy Buice, Frank Cox (Frank can play one of these calls very good!), Irving Whitt and Charlie Parrish. I have seen Turpin Style Calls made with or without a handle. The true "Turpin Call" was made out of a Solid Block of Wood. The Block was mounted in between centers on a Lathe and the Handle was offset turned on one end of the Call Blank prior to hollowing out the Call. I have seen several Call Makers that using a mortise adn Tenon to add a handle to the Box and calling it a "Turpin Style" Call! Most of the Turpin Style calls that I have seen come with a Chalk Holder with a cork stopper in it which fits into the sound chamber when the call is not being used.

Here is a Turpin Style Call that I added to my Collection several years ago that was made by Billy Buice from Georgia. It is made out of Striped Maple with the traditional acid finish that was and still is used on Replica Muzzleloading Rifles. Billy uses a unique style when he makes these calls in that he rips the Call Blank down the middle reverses it and then glues it back together prior to making the Call. By doing this the Curl is going hte same way on both sides and it makes it much easier to tune the call.



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on August 29, 2009, 07:32:55 PM
That's a beautiful call!  *bowing*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Dcoleinpa on August 29, 2009, 08:24:07 PM
ive really love the way these boxes look. i know smokey makes them. i dont own any yet. tim those one siders are beautiful. that buice box is a gem wow


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: hunter22 on August 29, 2009, 09:51:44 PM
I got this all-cedar Turpin style from Smokey. Of all the box and paddle calls I own, this one makes the easiest and best kee kees.

(http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq59/hunter2233/Picture-9.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 29, 2009, 10:00:27 PM
Tim that is one of the most beautiful Turpin's I've ever seen...  That has a lot of character!!!


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on August 29, 2009, 10:01:15 PM
hunter22....  I didn't know you liked Turpins too!!!

I just love running a Turpin.  Sets me back in time  *ride*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on August 29, 2009, 10:17:04 PM
Hunter22
Good looking call. *cool*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on August 29, 2009, 11:05:48 PM
Thanks Guys! I learn alot more about the Turpin style calls.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: J R Hunt Camp on September 07, 2009, 04:04:52 PM

 *cool* ... "great thread guys" - need more pics ... RkLu RkLu



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SCALPM on September 07, 2009, 04:29:10 PM
Did you say Pictures ????.....

Irving Whitt

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Whitt%20Turpin%20boxes/DSC03609.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Whitt%20Turpin%20boxes/DSC03487.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Whitt%20Turpin%20boxes/DSC02283.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Whitt%20Turpin%20boxes/DSC02355.jpg)

Timbo...

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Tim%20Clayton/DSC02617.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Tim%20Clayton/DSC02610.jpg)

Tom Laska(Lonefeather)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Lonefeather/LoneFeather1Turpin.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Lonefeather/DSC01525.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Lonefeather/turpin2004.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Lonefeather/DSC02353.jpg)

Billy Buice

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Billy%20Buice/DSC02344.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Billy%20Buice/DSC02348.jpg)

Frank Cox

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/DSC04508.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: G8ORB8 on September 07, 2009, 04:36:53 PM
A few more Turpin style calls from Billy Buice.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/BUICEWALNUTLT.jpg)
Made of some feather crotch walnut from Iowa

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/buice40thinside.jpg)
Billy's 40th anniversary set in holly and ebony

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/BUICE_CHESTNUT_SET.jpg)
Wormy chestnut set

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/BUICE_5PC_SET.jpg)
My beloved Texas ebony set

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/buicemesquite1.jpg)
Mesquite burl set from the King Ranch

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/mun2.jpg)
Mun ebony set

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/buicecypresssw5callb.jpg)
Cypress and snakewood set. The cypress is from Halifax Plantation built is 1856 - our original home place near Powhatan, LA on the Red River

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/G8ORB8/china.jpg)
Awesome china berry pair










Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Dcoleinpa on September 07, 2009, 04:42:22 PM
wow


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on September 07, 2009, 04:51:18 PM
Now that is what I'm talking about!!!!  Sorry Cost style boys, but those Turpins get me going everytime RkLu


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: J R Hunt Camp on September 07, 2009, 05:04:10 PM

 :o :o ... Holy Smokes - SCALPM & G8ORB8 just shot off the "heavy cannons" with their pics of all their very fine Turpin callers ... *bowing* *bowing*

 ::) ... might this fine thread merit the ol' "push pin" ... ::)



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SCALPM on September 07, 2009, 07:40:24 PM
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj189/Donnie65/Tom%20Turpin%20Latham/DSC02050.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: hunter22 on September 07, 2009, 07:40:44 PM
SCALPM & Preston,

Unbelieveable calls. Off the charts. I told someone today that Preston probably has more calls than most of the members on the Forum combined. Keep posting guys!!!


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: GR8CALLS on September 07, 2009, 09:39:00 PM
   IvoryTurpin Hen Box style by Frank Cox:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/GR8CALLS/all20Pictures20003.jpg)


Original Turpin Hen Box:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/GR8CALLS/DSC01162.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/GR8CALLS/DSC01163.jpg)

Bill


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on September 07, 2009, 09:45:13 PM
I can honestly say, I've never seen an Ivory turpin call!!!

I'm going to sticky this up top.  This has a lot of calls from many different callmakers!!!


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: GR8CALLS on September 07, 2009, 09:48:07 PM
 To the best of my knowlege, there have only been two Ivory box calls made. The first was this one by  Frank Cox and the second was a decortaive long box made by Dave Constantine.   This is a working call. It was hand checkered ( very fine checkering) on the bottom side of the lid to allow the call to actually work. *gobble*

Bill


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Bulldogmikey on September 07, 2009, 10:06:54 PM
Well maybe the SS boys can do one soon! It will be all turkey if they d! (If they let us see it)   *aah*

Mike


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Porter on September 07, 2009, 10:12:09 PM
Josh at SS can!! The boy can do it all. I saw the one he made  (picture). (With the turned handle) It was awesome!

Mike

Ok is someone holding something from me?  SS Boys????


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SS Custom Calls on September 07, 2009, 10:16:48 PM
???


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: J R Hunt Camp on September 08, 2009, 07:36:03 AM

 *cool* *cool* ... great thread & outstanding pics of some fantastic callers ... *cool* *cool*
... nice goin' Tim C, Tim S, Rickey, Donnie, Preston, & Bill - Thanks for postin' 'em up & hope to see more, & hear more about the calls & the fine CMs that make 'em ... RkLu RkLu



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Bulldogmikey on September 08, 2009, 08:00:31 AM
I stand corrected. SS boys have not made Turpin Style calls. We all know they could but not just yet! Stay tuned!!!!! *ride* *ride* *ride*

Mike


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: harmonden on September 08, 2009, 08:19:08 PM
these are start'in outs......................

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn194/harmondengamecalls/turpincaller.jpg)
zebra wood lid-poplar body

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn194/harmondengamecalls/100_7774.jpg)
mohogany lid-silver maple body(cherry stained)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SCALPM on September 08, 2009, 08:21:20 PM
Mighty fine work Chris....Mighty Fine.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AlanKrow on September 09, 2009, 12:07:26 PM
Mighty fine work Chris....Mighty Fine.  *up* *up*

Wow! guys those are some awesome calls. *bowing* *bowing*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: KDM on September 09, 2009, 08:20:33 PM
Billy Buice makes a great sounding Turpin style


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: SCALPM on September 09, 2009, 08:28:45 PM
Billy Buice makes a great sounding Turpin style

One on EBAY now....



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: AJ on November 03, 2009, 08:54:28 PM
Without reading all the posts, Irving Whitt makes the best repro I know of Own one and hunted with ti! AWESOMEEEEE!
AJ


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: callmakerman on December 15, 2009, 09:34:55 PM
Here's another one from Smokey's custom Calls. The call is spalted spruce and walnut and this call flat out talks turkey.  Bill  (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/callmakerman/newcalls132.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: hunter22 on December 15, 2009, 09:39:51 PM
Bill,

That is a fine looking call from Smokey. I really like his work.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: callmakerman on December 16, 2009, 09:03:12 PM
Very hard to beat Smokey's work for sure. I also have one of his trumpets that went to the woods with me alot this fall.  Bill


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Dcoleinpa on December 31, 2009, 10:48:40 AM
always love seeing smokeys calls. thanks for posting


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: longbeard27 on January 22, 2010, 10:32:37 AM
Own one from Smokey Its made from a piece of curly hard Maple that I sent him from here in Indiana  He topped it with a Walnut paddle and it looks and sounds great.
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg315/longbeard27/100_1176.jpg)
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg315/longbeard27/100_1179.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Mzlhunter on January 27, 2010, 08:21:16 PM
Another great looking box from Smokey.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: silentk on February 22, 2010, 11:02:17 PM
sure wood like to hear sum of theze fine lookin boxes....sumbody post up sum sound filez


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Gobbleking57 on February 22, 2010, 11:09:27 PM
I always love hearing a box that actually talks turkey...... *gobble*


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: ncturkey on March 07, 2010, 08:10:10 AM
Where is the picture of the caller. Porter I think you edited the picture out by mistake. I would love to see the picture. Thanks, Mike
There are several people that I know who either make a true Turpin Style Call or a derivitive of a Turpin Style Call. A few that come to mind are Steve Turpin, Billy Buice, Frank Cox (Frank can play one of these calls very good!), Irving Whitt and Charlie Parrish. I have seen Turpin Style Calls made with or without a handle. The true "Turpin Call" was made out of a Solid Block of Wood. The Block was mounted in between centers on a Lathe and the Handle was offset turned on one end of the Call Blank prior to hollowing out the Call. I have seen several Call Makers that using a mortise adn Tenon to add a handle to the Box and calling it a "Turpin Style" Call! Most of the Turpin Style calls that I have seen come with a Chalk Holder with a cork stopper in it which fits into the sound chamber when the call is not being used.

Here is a Turpin Style Call that I added to my Collection several years ago that was made by Billy Buice from Georgia. It is made out of Striped Maple with the traditional acid finish that was and still is used on Replica Muzzleloading Rifles. Billy uses a unique style when he makes these calls in that he rips the Call Blank down the middle reverses it and then glues it back together prior to making the Call. By doing this the Curl is going hte same way on both sides and it makes it much easier to tune the call.




Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: ncturkey on March 07, 2010, 08:14:24 AM
Daryl, If Porter will stop make jokes about you would you post a picture of your Turpin Style Box you told me about that you had.That would be awesome. I do not a have single custom box call in my vest yet. I will before the season I hope. See ya,NC


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: J R Hunt Camp on April 21, 2010, 10:13:38 PM

     ... a couple more fine Turpin callers from Mr. Billy Buice ...

   (http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4909/p4151466.jpg)
     ... Hard Maple over Alaskan Yellow Cedar ...

   (http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5007/p4131397.jpg)
     ... Locust Wood over Heart Poplar ... 



Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: West Augusta on May 06, 2010, 08:43:50 AM
Locust in a box call.  I do like.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Strut-N on May 27, 2010, 05:15:10 PM
Billy Buice

Beech on Elm
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r284/smaddux/elm_beech_buice1.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Jake St. John on June 18, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
Thought that I would post one of the Turpins that I made for my Nephew in 1997.  But first I will post a couple of pictures of a Turpin that caused me to start making a few of these.  -  I am new to this board and I usually tell stories about the history of my calls etc. when I make a post.  I think it adds to the post.  
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/TC-3.jpg?t=1276900649)  
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/TC-2-2.jpg?t=1276900649)
This Turpin shown above was obtained by the man that taught me how to turkey hunt.  He obtained it in 1952, wrote the date on the inside of the call and started turkey hunting up and down the Ms. River from here in Greenville.  Back then there were only a few turkeys in the Pascagoula River bottoms and the Ms. River bottoms near Tunica, Ms.   It took the turkeys a while to migrate down the river from Tunica to Greenville and Mr. Jack hunted them for 7 years before he killed his first turkey on Merigold Hunting Club which is a high land river club North of Lake Whittington and Scott, Ms.  He joined a club called Ashbrook Island as an original member about this same time.   I would like to know how many the turkeys that he killed with this call.  When he had a stroke in about 1985, he let me use the call.  Two of the turkey chapters in East of the Slash, Turkey's on the Tip, and He had a field day were killed with that turpin box.  I killed my share before I gave the call to his grandson as he wished.

This is the Turpin that I made and use from time to time, and gave to my Nephew. It is a walnut box with a Persimmon lid.
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/DavissTurpin001.jpg?t=1276901394)    


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: ncturkey on August 29, 2010, 05:19:07 PM
Does anyone any a video or audio of how to run a Turpin style box?


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: yankee gobbler on September 29, 2010, 02:29:04 PM
ya, I gotta locate it. Pennswoods put one out way back when.  :grouphug:


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: GR8CALLS on September 29, 2010, 02:34:19 PM
 The Turpin call is played a bit differnet.....the lid needs to be tilted down into the call more than w/ a Cost style call.

Bill


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: missouri turkey on December 28, 2010, 10:02:43 PM
That is some collection of calls!!        *up*         *up*         *up*         USA


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: S.C.C on February 05, 2011, 07:17:59 AM
1of1 2007 collector Turpin Style Hen Box from S.C.C
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr348/smokeyscustomcalls/1of12007001-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Dcoleinpa on February 05, 2011, 07:46:58 AM
Dang buddy never saw that one before.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: ol bumpy on May 28, 2011, 03:03:46 PM
My good friend Doug Morgan builds them....If I remember correctly, this is the second one he ever built. Teak with a Lati lid.

It spelled doom for this old guy....He covered about 300 yards of woods coming to my pot, then hung up about 70 yards out. I waited about 45 minutes, and gave him 3 soft yelps with the box. He strutted in to 20 yards, gobbling the whole way.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t314/gobblerhitman/turkeycalls403.jpg)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: gobbleback on June 15, 2011, 09:01:57 AM
Billy Buice makes both boxes and trumpets in the Turpin style . If you want a box to kill turkeys with , you won't go wrong with his box of black poplar and a lid of yellow locust. Pat down my sack and you will find an old Billy box of elm cut in the 50's with a red beech lid. Most folks today wouldn't know of Dwain Bland of Oklahoma .  He loved Billy's box in striped maple with a walnut lid. I have it just like he had it in his sack after he died. I won't run it but every now and then to check the tone he used.  Larry Proffitt 


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Dcoleinpa on June 26, 2011, 03:28:59 PM
I enjoy reading Dwain Bland's stuff when I can find it.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: GR8CALLS on September 29, 2011, 08:00:30 PM
Welcome to the forum Larry! I have a few of Dwain's trumpet calls.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/GR8CALLS/DSC01791.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/GR8CALLS/DSC08217.jpg)

Bill


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Dcoleinpa on September 29, 2011, 08:06:40 PM
Thanks for posting those Bill.


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Jake St. John on September 01, 2016, 08:58:55 AM
Here are a few that I have made over the years.  Played 3 shortboxes in the Earl Mickel collection in Nashville a couple of years ago.  The best sounding and looking one had a $5000.00 price tag on it.  It looked very similar to the Original that I used and posted.

mahogany/crotch pecan
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/Stonewalls%20Call%201_zpsisgjfalq.jpg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/Stonewalls%20Call%201_zpsisgjfalq.jpg.html)
Mr. E Onesider (Full Turpin Shortbox) Mahogany/Mahogany
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/IMG_0344_zpsrwpexyal.jpg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/IMG_0344_zpsrwpexyal.jpg.html)
Ebonized Walnut/Snakebelly Sycamore
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/image_zps6xqqezu5.jpeg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/image_zps6xqqezu5.jpeg.html)
Ebonized Walnut/Crotchfeather Walnut
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/image_zpsjf6qgcmb.jpeg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/image_zpsjf6qgcmb.jpeg.html)
Mr.E Onesiders Mahogany/Mahogany
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/image_zpsvotuqklw.jpeg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/image_zpsvotuqklw.jpeg.html)
Ebonized Walnut/Mineral Poplar
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/IMG_0358_zpsm2ggopih.jpg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/IMG_0358_zpsm2ggopih.jpg.html)
Mahogany/Crotch Feather Walnut
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/2014-09-20185550_zps88d25789.jpg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/2014-09-20185550_zps88d25789.jpg.html)
Jerusalem Olivewood/Burl Walnut
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jleddleman/IMG_4561_zpsf1a06ab5.jpg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/jleddleman/media/IMG_4561_zpsf1a06ab5.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Who makes Turpin calls?
Post by: Silverspur on September 01, 2016, 10:15:18 AM
Mr. E Sure does know how to make a great Turpin box call.  I have a one sider and a two sider Turpin and they both are great sounding calls.  I highly recommend his calls to anyone wanting a great Turpin box call.

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