If you like scratch boxes....

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NCTarheel
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If you like scratch boxes....

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Here are a few I've made recently....
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Those are beautiful scratch boxes. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Absolutely stunning work!
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Those are the most impressive scratch boxes I’ve seen.
Do you sell them?
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Yes, I do sell them. I have a few that are about finished; and when they are sold, I probably will not be making any more.
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Great work!!
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Here's a few more....
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A Henry Davis style scratch box made to the exact dimensions of the originals made by Henry Davis....
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Plain African blackwood scratch box with dogwood sound board and an all Honduras rosewood scratch box with checkering and wood burning....
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Snakewood and African blackwood scratch box....
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I really like the Davis style in black wood
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I have an affection for scratch boxes, but of all the scratch boxes I have owned the Davis was the largest and most awkward to carry. I like the sound, but I didn't like the carry. Maybe if I had built a holster to carry it I would have liked hunting with it more, but the smaller scratch boxes that are small enough you can carry them in a tobacco tin are so much more convenient.
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Here's two I'm finishing up...both walnut with cedar soundboard.
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African blackwood scratch box with dogwood soundboard.
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Eastern aromatic red cedar burl with walnut handle...and upgraded walnut and red cedar strikers.
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Very nice!
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I have one of his boxes and it sounds as good as it looks!
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While searching through some old boxes, I found the first scratch box I ever made. It was dated March 16, 1989, and it was made from eastern aromatic red cedar. For my first effort at making a scratch box, I don't think I did too bad of a job. I think I could call up a turkey with it...LOL!!! Regardless, I've been practicing my wood burning, so I decided to give my first scratch box an upgrade....
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I own one and it sounds all turkey. Gil
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Very nice work, sharp wood burning
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Wow

This is my favorite, I love how the limb looks like an antler. Whether that was on purpose or not is of no concern. It turned out phenomenal (as they all did)
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Thanks to all for the compliments. I enjoy making them...scratch boxes are addictive and giving them a little upgrade is rewarding. I never know when I sit down and start working what I'm going to end up with...some I definitely like more than others. There have been several I hated to see leave, but they have all gone to good homes. After building a few with handles, I believe I like the handled scratch boxes best....
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