Tim Frank Calls

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HunterGKS
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Tim Frank Calls

Post by HunterGKS » March 14th, 2019, 1:04 pm

Tim Frank started making box calls around 1994 and learned the art of call making from Ron Clough,
owner of Close Calls. (Ron learned the basics of call making from Mr. Neil Cost.) Tim learned to
pay attention to detail, takes no shortcuts, & makes each call one of a kind. The box calls he makes
are double sided made from a solid block of wood and featuring hand checkering on the body. Most of
his calls are "Neil Cost" style calls with lids that feature wildlife scenes created and painted by Missouri
wildlife artist Marilyn Gilbert.
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Both calls are hand-carved box call made of yellow Poplar with a walnut base & have hand checkering
on both sides. The lids and bodies of the calls were made with yellow Poplar harvested from an old
farm house in Butler County, KY, that was over 125 years old!

The scene in the lower call depicts an Osceola Gobbler roosting in a cypress tree in the Florida swamps.
The yellow Poplar has turned a rich green tint over the years, a color that blends well with the artwork
on top.
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The top call is made of Texas Mesquite with a Walnut base and lid along with hand checkering on both sides.

The bottom call is made of Alaskan Yellow Cedar with a walnut base and lid and hand checkering on both sides.
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The top call is a hand-carved Paddle Boat Call made of Honduran Mahogany with a Walnut lid. This call has a
hand-rubbed finish.

The bottom call is made of Honduran Mahogany, with a Walnut lid. This call has a hand-rubbed finish and
triple-checkering on the sides. The scene painted on this call was done by Tennessee wildlife artist
Jenny Bowman.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


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Re: Tim Frank Calls

Post by OLE RASPY » March 14th, 2019, 8:34 pm

That’s cool George. You mention butler county Ky.
I hunt on our family farm there. River bottoms.
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Re: Tim Frank Calls

Post by HunterGKS » March 15th, 2019, 2:37 pm

OLE RASPY wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 8:34 pm
That’s cool George. You mention butler county Ky.
I hunt on our family farm there. River bottoms.
Thx. I haven't a clue from where the wood was obtained in the county.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


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Re: Tim Frank Calls

Post by HunterGKS » March 15th, 2019, 2:38 pm

OLE RASPY wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 8:34 pm
That’s cool George. You mention butler county Ky.
I hunt on our family farm there. River bottoms.
Thx. I haven't a clue from where the wood was obtained in the county.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


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