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
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
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.