.Embry Custom Woodworking
Home of the Angry Duck
My name is Jeff Embry and I developed my passion for woodworking back in 1986 while attending Farmington High School in Farmington, IL. I always wanted to try to create something new and learn more about new types of rare and exotic woods. I had taken a break in my woodworking when I joined the Navy in 1990. After serving for 4 years on active duty my wife and I moved back to Illinois from Hawaii. I received a lathe for Christmas that year and began creating small woodworking pieces as gifts for family and friends. By word of mouth it grew from there, and I began selling my pieces at craft/art shows in 2004, and was inspired to do what no one else was doing. I would remove the cheap, plastic handles off of items and would make my own custom wood handles. I love working with Cocobolo and Bocote woods. As my menu grew, I started making all types of hunting calls, including deer grunts, duck calls, goose calls and squirrel calls. This year I decided not to follow the norm and began creating calls that were my own artistic design. Not only do are they made from beautiful woods, they sound just like the real thing. The new series of duck and goose calls are called Angry Duck. They have a new artistic look and feel to them and sound amazing. My friend Todd Huston ,who is an avid duck hunter and a proud member of Ducks Unlimited, was a great help in helping me tune the calls to be at their peak. I have also started creating t-shirts and hats with the help of Jason Cooley, owner of Creations by Cooley. I try to hunt as much as I can in between filling custom orders. I am proud to say in Dec. 2011 I retired with 22 years of service in the US Navy.