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Old 12-08-2017, 12:41 PM
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What glue have you found to work the best to attach slate (real PA quarried slate) to wood?


I've made a few test models, using both wood glue and gorilla stuff. The gorilla stuff foams some and swells out the seams, making a messy but durable attachment. The wood glue is cleaner, but I have concerns about durability in the field, especially damp conditions.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:44 PM
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Plumbers Goop. You need to use something with some give.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:49 PM
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We use the Plumbers Goop to attach the soundboards as well as the playing surfaces. Are you making pot calls?
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:50 PM
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Yes. They'll be slate calls. Last season I lost one of my fave, go to calls. And of course, it's been out of production for a long time. So, I set out to make one, and a few for friends. And then I got carried away at the wood shop and got more parts for more calls.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:59 PM
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That’s cool. It’s rewarding calling one in with something you made yourself. Did you turn your own pots? I made my first pot call in 2006 and still start every season with it. Once the bug bites, you will end up only using pots that you made yourself. Lots of trial and error goes into getting the sound your after.

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Old 12-09-2017, 08:17 AM
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Boys, there is a custom call forum filled with I formation on just about any call you'd like to make. Lots of tips and tricks.

Google Custom Calls Online.
I use that forum all the time researching when I make calls.


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Old 12-09-2017, 01:46 PM
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Thanks JW. I usually hit OG for any call making info. I haven't used custom calls in a long time.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:16 PM
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Hey RPD! The "goop" works great. The test model I glued up really has the soft tone I was looking for. Thanks for the tip. I'll be doing some field testing in March.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeA View Post
Hey RPD! The "goop" works great. The test model I glued up really has the soft tone I was looking for. Thanks for the tip. I'll be doing some field testing in March.
Your welcome. Post up a picture if you feel like doing so. Good luck in March.
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Hello guys! Is this topic still alive?)))
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