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Greetings from the middle of the Pacific!!!
Jan 31st, 2010 at 8:30pm
 
Hi all. I'm Josh.
I am from Memphis, TN but currently I call Okinawa, Japan home. When on active duty in the Marines I fell in love with a Local and never left. I have been turning for about a year (learned from Google) mainly pens trying not to get too much going at once. Now I am moving up to bowls and duck calls and basically everything else my wife thinks is interesting. Just here hoping to find help on some problems and maybe in time be able to help someone else. I haven't found anyone here (in Okinawa) who is a professional turner so I am stuck to the internet, books and videos.
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Reply #1 - Jan 31st, 2010 at 8:41pm
 
We do have another member located on your side of the lake.  Stuart Ablett is in Tokyo.  He might be able to make connections to put you in touch with local turners.

Welcome to this not so little corner of the vortex.  There is no escape.

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Reply #2 - Jan 31st, 2010 at 11:07pm
 
Welcome Josh.  you have found a great storehouse of knowledge and fun.  glad to have you here. Smiley
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Reply #3 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 11:23am
 
Josh this is a wonderful place for Info. I too want make some duck, goose and turkey calls would love to see some of the ones you have or will be making. Is the any waterfowl hunting in Japan. If so how does it compare to The States?

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Reply #4 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 12:56pm
 
Welcome Josh!

Yes, I'm in Japan, but Okinawa and Tokyo, while in the same country are VERY far apart, think Florida and Alaska  Grin

I do not know any turners in your neck of the woods, but if you ever get up to Tokyo, drop me a line and come by for a visit.

Cheers!
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Reply #5 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 6:09pm
 
Thanks for the welcomes.

Ron, to answer your question NO there are no duck geese or anything much other than crow, random sea scavengers and the small non-game birds here to hunt. Either way the only thing I know of here to hunt is wild boar and from what I hear it is only primitive weapons (bows and spears). I have a good friend back in the states that is an avid duck hunter so I will be making most of the calls for him. I am starting with some kits ordered from THO Game calls they seem to have an ok selection for the reeds and so forth I just don't have all the jigs yet. When I get one made I will post it for you I just started on it this weekend.

Stuart, I know thats a long puddle to jump to get there but the same to you if you ever find your way to Okinawa give me a shout. Would love to be able to have someone to talk to and get pointers from in person.

Speaking of in person, Anyone from the greater Memphis area? I will be going back there in June for about a week and would love to get some pointers to bring back with me.

Thanks again all!!
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Reply #6 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 7:09pm
 
Josh,
Check out the videos on here also check out Bob Hamilton's videos on you tube.Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register


Also another member here is Larry Marley. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register he's got some good videos.

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Reply #7 - Feb 1st, 2010 at 9:50pm
 
Welcome Josh, and Semper Fi!
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Reply #8 - Feb 3rd, 2010 at 4:15pm
 
Welcome Josh,

This is probably the best site you will find for help and info. on turning. I ask some realy dumb questions and to my supprise I get a sensible answer nearly every time. Amazing people on here. Enjoy.
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Reply #9 - Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:25am
 
leo Makepeace wrote on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 4:15pm:
Welcome Josh,

This is probably the best site you will find for help and info. on turning. I ask some realy dumb questions and to my supprise I get a sensible answer nearly every time. Amazing people on here. Enjoy.

there are no dumb questions  asked here, only the ones that are never asked.  welcome to the vortex
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Reply #10 - Feb 4th, 2010 at 7:39am
 
Josh I look forward to seeing your calls and It would be great to hear them  some time. I need to get some tooling yet to turn some calls looking at this summer to get into that so I can use them next Fall.


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Reply #11 - Feb 4th, 2010 at 8:31pm
 
Welcome Josh,I am an active participate at THO making mainly deer,squirrel calls.Stop back at THO and check out the tutorials to get your call made.
I am sure you will enjoy this site as much as I have so far smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #12 - Feb 5th, 2010 at 6:51pm
 
Buck, you might want to let the folks there on THO know that the links for the two turkey call videos are broken.  Other than that it is a good looking site.
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