NORTH CAROLINA "LIMITED EDITION" CUSTOM DELUXE CALL
Eastern Red Cedar lid inlaid with Mother of Pearl Dogwood
blossom with Green Abalone Pearl center and the North Carolina State outline
in Red Abalone Pearl with strutting turkey in Green Abalone Pearl
with etching/engraving for feather detail. Call body is one piece
carved with inlaid wood purflings (marquetry) on each side.
Black Walnut from West Virginia. Eastern Red Cedar wood is from Anson County,
North Carolina locally cut and air dried several years before
Price for the North Carolina "Limited Edition" Custom Deluxe call is
plus $15.00 shipping which requires a $ 50.00
non-refundable deposit with current delivery time running between
one to two years. Total cost plus sales tax and shipping = $
NOTE: This call is no longer available!
Price and specifications subject to change without
Listen to mp3 sound file of this call.
Above prototype call
presented to our son Bill Jr. on
"DUAL HENS" CUSTOM PAINTED CALL
Below yellow poplar box call painted by
Barnie Slice of Pawleys Island, SC on
11-19-15 while visiting my friend and customer Jim Norris at his shop in Wallace, SC.
Barnie did the painting in less than 15 minutes, a good guesstimate.
Barnie Slice is an incredible artist for sure. Total cost plus
shipping is: $ 386.50.
The above box call is a special order and normally not kept in stock.
OPTIONAL BOX CALL EMBELLISHMENTS
Optional mother of pearl and abalone pearl inlay designs available
for both sides, top and ends.
Example of a Special Prototype Lid commissioned and not for sale at this time.
Green mother of pearl vine inlay and border of Green Abalam pearl.
Note: This lid was not cut and inlaid by Bill Porter, but used
as a master pattern! David Nichols of
Pearl Inlay inlaid this lid and set the bar
very high. This is an example from a Master inlayer at the top of
Price and specifications subject to change without notice.
Special medallion inlaid in Eastern Red Cedar lid that has many small
beautiful knots adding to the elegance of this call. Customer provided
the medallion for this call, whereas various motifs and emblems can be
inlaid into the lid.
The above call made from Sassafras wood from Kentucky with the
Eastern Red Cedar
wood from Anson County, North Carolina. Call made for a special
friend of mine, Quinton Thompson of Mt. Gilead, NC. and he requested that
the Captain Insignia bars be used instead of the Eagle Medallion.
This call will probably see more service in his Call Display Case than
in the woods knowing Quinton.
Sassafras wood gives off a wonderful aroma when carving, sanding, etc.
and one of my favorite woods to create a call out of. I have not
Sassafras trees here in Anson County large enough to
make anything except the old-timey "toothbrushes" and the
Old Timers would boil the roots from the
small bushes to make Sassafras tea. However, a friend of mine here
in the County stated that he has seen the Sassafras tree about as large
as your leg.
Click on the turkey
icon for a sound clip of this call played on 03-08-12.
Another call made for Quinton Thompson featuring Butternut wood from
West Virginia and Cedar from Anson County, North Carolina. Call
has a Sid Bell Original copyright CS1
turkey track medallion inlaid into the lid.
Call presented to
Quinton at his
party on November 3, 2012. Pix background added with PhotoShop
by Ken LeVan, Shunk, PA.
Above, an Eastern Red Cedar lid from wood harvested in Anson County,
NC and inlaid with colorful mother of pearl with the cedar wood stained
black for contrast. I am using one of Sid Bell's original
copyright design pewter
turkey track medallions
to keep the turkey hunting theme going. Plan to place the lid on
one of my
black walnut body turkey box calls and this custom call will probably
see more time in my display cabinet than in the turkey woods. No finish applied to the lid yet.
NOTE: Many have asked if my calls have won any awards,
etc. of which I have never entered a call into a call maker's contest.
I have donated probably 10 times as many calls than I have sold to
various NWTF chapters for fund raisers, various organizations and
individuals and have a few current owners turning down offers many times
what they originally paid for their call which
speaks for itself! Those individuals had the opportunity to come
by my shop and hand pick a call from my personal inventory to satisfy
their specific requirements. I currently have a small inventory
of my "dual hens" field grade
model calls to choose from. The bottom line, my calls will
lure wild turkeys in if used properly and are suitable for call
collectors as well.
Updated by Bill aka Mickey Porter 05-18-15, 11-19-15 and 02-15-17.