[MUSIC] [Music] [Music]! We’ll welcome back to revamped outdoors. My name is Elliot. Glad to see you here as you can see lately. I’ve been working on some duck calls. I had a few failures. There, quite a few, actually, but you don’t know success until you fail and apparently fail like a hundred times, but we got our worked out so far. This is a 3d printed duck call. Everything is printed except the read material. The reading material is what vibrates on the inside of the soundboard. I will show you what the parts of a duck call are. This is the barrel, that’s what that’s referred to. That’s where all the concentration of air comes through to the center towards the Reed and the Soundboard That’s the barrel. Then we have a reed. This is Reed material. I don’t know what thickness this is. This is reading material is actually from an echo replacement Reed Kit, You get six reeds in here. Two top reeds and three bottom reeds for a double reed. Call, get this for about six bucks. I got it on eBay. I’ll try and find a link for this and something or you can just search echoed replacement reeds. You get like the three sets for three calls for, like six blocks so pretty affordable. If you don’t have that, you can always get Mylar material. This is just 10 mil Mylar. You can get this from your. Joanne’s neck craft. You can get this from Joanne’s fabrics. Michaels anything local in your area. It’s known as quilting stencil material quite a few times, so this is a 10 mill. That’s kind of how I like to use for this call. At least is a 10 mill Mylar. It’s pretty common. You can find it everywhere a lot of the time if you’re gonna cut your own reeds. I just put it on the soundboard. This is called the soundboard. The Reed vibrates on. This comes out, just pretty much like any other woodwind instrument, so the better, your soundboard, the flatter and cleaner. This edge is the better, so I always hit that with just a little bit of a hundred grit sandpaper. You could hit that with even smaller grid. If you wanted to make it even finer, but for me, just knocking those lair lines down, seems to help the call out quite a bit, but I’ll put my soundboard flat on some Mylar. I’ll sketch around here with a sharpie. Just get the profile of the soundboard. I’ll cut about a millimeter inside of that line, and then that’s my new read that I can tune the call with the longer the read the easier. It is the blow, the deeper the voices on the call. The shorter, the read is the more air it needs to vibrate, but the higher pitch it has. So you can dog-ear the sides of the read similar to this. Read here. You can see the edges, right here are cut at about a forty-five that gives it a little bit of a rasp to it. So you got to play around with that a little bit. You can get a whole sheet of Mylar from your local hobby store for like, you know, two bucks for an eight and a half by eleven, so you can make tons of reads. You got to want to try and tinker around with these kind of things. If you’re making your own duck calls to tune them up, it’s a rewarding experience, though. When you do finally get that sound, that really sounds like a duck. So for the soundboard on this printed call. I have made the wedge. This is what this is commonly referred to it holds in the reading material. I made the wedge have just about a point. Two millimeter inset in the top. So that’ll match up with some threads there. Your read material can go until it stops on that edge, and then you want to Center that up inside the soundboard and then you just screw the barrel in. This is a little bit of a different design than most calls. Most calls have either a friction fit with a wedge. This is called a real foot design. This is similar to duck commander calls. I really like duck. Commander, commander calls. I think they sound really really close to real ducks, so I figured for my first duck call project. I would try and model it up. Didn’t quite work as you could see in the intro, but they have these real foot friction fits. So you have a wedge in there that frictions in. I’ve actually had duck commander out in the field because all you have is a lanyard on this little keep here. They end up coming apart like that. You lose your read down into the marsh. And then what good is that? Well good is that. I got no read, so I decided. This is not design mine up with an actual screw in inset, so it stays inside, so I printed this on the a net a8 and PLA 0.1 millimeter layer lines, actually on the aim that I prefer factor of four, so its point. Oh, eight millimeter layer lines, layer height. I like to print those because you’re gonna have to sand. That soundboard flat anyway. Saves you a little bit of time. Oh, and it also gives you a really nice, smooth finish. You can print this in point. Two millimeter layered lines, But remember, you gather, knock those layer lines off the soundboard to get the best sound, so I will throw this out on Thingiverse and if you want to download it, go ahead and give it a whirl, See how it goes pretty easy. Called the blow similar to other acrylic sounds not quite as deep as a wooden call, but this acrylic’s very high pitch so. I think it sounds pretty good, Especially for first attempt at everything. I called it the part fun. Opie, which is an old siren from the hata. See you, you know with. Homer, a little fun Fact, Naples still consider themselves part on opens because of that area, so the sirens would call in sailor’s right and they would crash on the rocks. So I thought it was kind of fitting that a female hen Mallard, which are trying to replicate, is calling in Drake’s to their death. So I thought it was kind of fitting and it was kind of the most famous siren name. I could think of so, yeah. I’ll post it on Thingiverse. Let me know how it rolls. If you’re not subscribed already, maybe. Yeah, consider it, possibly give the video a like because Youtube loves not showing anybody’s video unless they’re like Mega Uber noob too, and I ain’t that, but yeah, so if you do subscribe, leave a comment down below if you want to see some more 3d printed outdoor related items. If you have any ideas, we’ll leave them down there. Love to do it till the next one. Keep your amps up and your filament dry. [MUSIC] You know, I know I got tons of fans. They follow me everywhere.