Sunday, December 5, 2010
We will be participating in this years Minnesota NWTF call championships in January. Also we will have a booth at this years Blackhills Sports Show in Rapid City SD. We hope to see you there!
Some of our merchandise is almost done and our web site is underway. We will have a facebook page and move this blog site into it. Customers will be able to buy and order calls, upload pictures for a testimonial page, video page, and much more. I'll keep it posted.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Zebra Wood. The wood of Microberlinia, also known as Zebrano, is imported from Central Africa, (Gabon, Cameroon, and Congo). The heartwood is a pale golden yellow, distinct from the very pale colour of the sapwood and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths. It is almost always quartersawn to get the exciting alternating colour pattern.
It is a decorative exotic wood, used in a limited way for veneer, wall paneling, custom furniture, furniture trim, inlay bandings, marquetry, specialty items and turnery. It is also sometimes seen as stocks of handguns or in exotic guitars. It is used in Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz,and Shine Box Turkey Calls! For a limited time only!!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Also Thanks to my lovely wife Shelly for working so hard on our company's logo. She took my thoughts and made it look great.
Happy Birthday to me!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
We do have some new stuff going on we are working on a zebra wood call for the fall season, and some new bocote wood. The bocote Shine Box was a hot item this off season so I ordered an exquisite piece! I did finish the moon ebony or green ebony call and it sounds really nice. They're available I have 3 left. I may miss the Minnesota NWTF calling contest this year due to the bicep injury but that's ok I will however be at the Black Hills Sportsman Show in SD in Feb of 2011.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
HD Gobblers on Black Walnut with the triple design. I chose a lighter piece of black walnut to burn this image, it turned out really good. Black Walnut has to be one of the best turkey call woods out there it sounds great every time!! This call is slightly deeper in dimention to try some new sound options. Should still ship for just under $2.00
HOT OFF THE BURNER!! Releasing the 5th Sporting image Drake Wood Duck in water. The call is burned on cherry and is the triple design. This was a tough image to burn due to the amount of shading but an image that I've already duplicated. I've burned 2 of these so far and don't know if I will do more due to the long burn time. No price yet on these but feel free to inquire.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I was asked if I could burn a gobbler image with more detail buy an ebay customer last week. I don't think he visited the blog site so I said sure can! I burned this image of two full strut gobblers with high detail and thought it looked sweet! I'll be burning more of these HD gobblers!!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The King is complete! Sorry for the wait. After many questions about when I was going to complete this Special Edition Call I decided to work on it. Another great looking wood with rich deep purple and brown tones this one is gonna be a true special edition. The wood was easily tuned to produce true hen turkey tones. This wood is from the same genus as cocobolo, rose wood, and tulip wood. It comes from smallish trees and harvested for its beautiful grain and color. It ranks around 1700 on the hardness scale making it a great acoustical wood. I have a very small quantity of this wood, so it will be around for a short time.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Twin Strutters will be in the shine box lineup for some time. I get many request to burn 2 gobblers on a call so I decided to make them a part of the image line-up. Available in just about any back drop. if interested please give me advanced notic due to longer burn time.
We have 2 new gobbler images a trio of old long beards and a pair of big strutters. both images are available on cherry or figured maple. I could also do them on black walnut by request. we also have a new back drop calls rolling hills. I will be donating these gobbler images to NWTF banquets throughout Minnesota & Wisconsin the rest of the year. If interested in these images please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 16, 2010
Desert Birds Limited Edition. I was asked for a different backdrop to go with our turkey image, so i came up with the desert backdrop. Goulds and Rios are both desert birds and I've hunted Goulds in Arizona among the cactus and rocky foot hills. It has been a good seller off our blog site so I'm going to keep it around for a while.
Osage Orange Special Edition Shine Box. A true American super hard wood ranking around 2300 on the Janka hardness scale, thats almost 2 times harder than oak! This wood is named after the Osage tribe of native American Indians that inhabited the red river valley where the unusual wood grows. The wood is all flame orange in color and has a sweet smell to it. After polishing and oil it has the feel of metal, and it burns well. This wood should take an image if custom burning is what you may want. Properly tuned this call is hard to be hands down. Availble for a short time.
Special Edition calls expand. We have 3 new special edition woods to choose from. Zircote an extreemly dense wood from central Mexico with an extrodinary grain pattern that produces sweet hen turkey tones. This wood is very costly and hard to get in large boards. Next is a figured Black Walnut. The grain looks like 3D black flames and is amazing to look at. Black walnut has to be one of the best turkey call woods out there, it sounds great every time I make a call out of it. Be sure to see these calls for sale on ebay and if interested contact me at email@example.com
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The 3rd Image released the Pintail Shine Box titled "Just look'n" sold out in record time 1 day. So I couldn't wait to burn the next image. I was out of Cherry wood so It was burned Black Walnut for this image only! It features a monster Whitetail buck with a food plot backdrop. It's titled "Food Plot Giant". I will have 4 available on this site and one will go to ebay.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
3rd Image for the Sporting Limited Edition "Just Look'n" features a Drake Pintail with a wetland backdrop. Again 5 were made and 1 will go to Ebay for sale. Sadly four of the "Just Look'n" images were sold before I released them I kept 1 for Ebay. This Image was very difficult to burn due to the amount of shading. I included a picture of the pencil sketch.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Burmese Black Wood is just about sold out, I would love to carry this beautiful wood but it is very hard to get, and I really dont know how this wood will hold up in more humid climates? This piece of wood came with a half inch of wax coating its outside. Pain in the rear removing it to. The Canary Wood is also going great and people really love the sound that comes from this wood. I am going to make an attempt to stock Canary Wood in the Shine Box line up. It burns good and looks great with a turkey image on it!! I'll get some pictures of the Canary wood with a burned image soon. I have 2 new woods coming soon to the Special Edition line up, Moon Ebony and Zircote both are amazing in color and grain. Pictures will come soon!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Burmese Black Wood Shine Box also complete. A very dense oily wood from southern Burma in China with a rich dark black and chocolate grain, also a perfume aroma! Looks are wonderful, sounds great with a good low, medium, and high tone. This wood is very hard to find and work with. the selected piece only yielded 6 calls and I broke one.oops. asking price is $30.00 please contact us if interested.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Premium Shine Boxes are made of the highest quality booked matched maple veneer. We have a beautiful Quilted Birds Eye and Jaw Dropping Angel Step Maple veneer. These Veneers are applied over a piece of solid Rock Maple Stock with the best acoustical wood glue Available! That means that the glue does not impede on sound or function just like a violin, cello, or guitar! I use canary wood for the sound board for great looks. These are available upon request and look awesome. Asking price is $25.00.. I know I spelled angel wrong on the call??! That one is half price :)
Here it is! The second Released Image "Dueling Green Heads." Two Drake Mallards positioning for their landing in a wetland back drop. Again 5 will be made and one will go to auction on Ebay. The first image "The Ring Neck" sold quickly and the last one is currently at auction. Don't miss out on this one. If interested PLEASE e-mail ASAP. Please feel free to leave a comment on these images!!.. Or if there's something your may be interested in contact us..
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Here's the first of the Limited Sporting Edition. "The Ring Neck". This image will be available only on a Maple or Cherry Shine Box. The Shine Box in the picture is on Cherry and an Original style call. I do not copy other artists work; each image is a complete original. Please keep in mind that I hand sketch and then burn each image one at a time, and they may vary when I replicate them. NO calls are alike when it comes to beauty in grain or image. I will have 4 of "The Ring Neck" available on my blog site the other 1 will go to auction. That means if you are interested in "The Ring Neck" call you must contact me here on the blog page. Each Limited Sporting Edition call will have the production number burnt on the bottom. The one in the Picture is 1 of 5. The asking price for the Limited Sporting Edition is $50.00 Be sure to visit us again here at Shine Box to see what's coming next!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
We have secured a Very small amount of the Coveted King Wood. Once desired by the kings of European Countries to use for their Furniture and private Quarters. "Perfect for the Shine Box Line-up." These days it's highly used by woodturners for high-end pens, chess pieces and items like salt and pepper shakers. This rare wood has a Beautiful grain and color pattern as seen in the photo. The coloration can vary from a deep purple to yellowish color in the grain. I will begin working with it as soon as it arrives. Please visit again to see the finished product.
Friday, May 28, 2010
I have been creating images like these for customers off and on and decided it's time to include them in the shine Box Line up.
Combining the passions of sportsmen & sportswomen on a Shine Box turkey call has always been challenging and fun. If you have a sporting passion and would like it burned on a Shine Box please contact us. These images will be burned on Maple and Cherry wood. These woods burn Very well and show great contrast against the lighter color of wood. Look for them soon!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
After many requests for the Black Hills limited edition, I will continue to make and burn this Beautiful Shine Box. This image was created in celebration of my 7th annual trip to Sundance Wyoming to hunt Merriam's wild turkeys with my best friend, brothers and father. I can only offer it it Maple, Cherry, Black Walnut and Padauk. These wood species of wood burn well, with Cherry and Maple being the best for burning images of the 4 woods offered due to their tighter grain pattern. The asking price is $30.00
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Due to the video size requirements for Googles blog spot the sound bites are brief. You will hear all the wood species that Shine Box uses to make their box calls. Please keep in mind that these sound bites are short and are only a sample of the sounds you can make with a Shine Box. The calls in these videos have been tuned to a medium and med/high pitch with medium rasp. Shine Boxes can tune calls to a lower pitch with more rasp if desired.
Monday, May 24, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
When You first get your Shine Box it will come with no wax/oil High quality Box call chalk and 80-100 grit sand paper. The Shine Box is like all wooden box style turkey calls they need sanding and chalking to keep producing quality turkey sound. I personally hand tune each box before it is shipped to ensure that it sounds its best, but make sure you sand and apply a liberal amount of chalk before use.
Sand the striker across the radius and apply the chalk until you no longer can see the wood surface. The unique design of the striker will allow you to sand and apply chalk without getting messy hands. Next take the Box call and gently sand the striker wall across the lip, use a slight angle while doing so on the outside edge of the box. Apply a generous amount of chalk to the striker wall and you are ready to use.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Shine Boxes are hand carved and burned. There are five different wood styles to choose from. Black Walnut, Limited Edition Maple, Cherry, Padauk, and Pau Ferro.
Black Walnut - is highly prized for dark-colored true hardwood. It is heavy and strong. Walnut wood has historically been used in gun stocks, furniture, flooring, paddles and a variety of other wood working products.
Maple - A valuable source of timber. Maple is considered a tone wood, or a wood that carries sound waves well, and is used in the making of many musical instruments. Electric guitar necks are commonly made from maple. Most drums and the bassoon are made using maple as well. Making this a wonderful wood for shine boxes and calls.
*Limited Edition calls are Shine Boxes that have custom burned images on the front.
*Special Edition calls are unique cuts of exotic woods, and are produced in limited numbers.
Cherry - A premium American hardwood. Known for its natural luster, grain and rich warm glow. Cherry is well used for flooring, and furniture. Very sturdy and strong.
Padauk - An exotic African hardwood. Padauk is hard, heavy, and strong with exceptional decay resistance. An excellent turning wood used in high end cabinet making, fancy knife and tool handles and carving.
Pau Ferro - An exotic wood found in Brazil and Bolivia. Pau Ferro is often used for making fingerboards for electric bases and guitars. A very hard wood that is light in color. Other uses include fancy furniture and handgun grips. A very exceptional wood for carving and sound.