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Offline benp

February Workbench
« on: February 07, 2017, 06:57:45 PM »
Well I will start this months of work off with this canvasback that I started back in November and just finished yesterday. The lighting makes the white appear yellowish but I'm happy with this bird and hope to shoot some cans over it one day.






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Benjamin Pendleton
NE NC

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February Workbench
« on: February 07, 2017, 06:57:45 PM »

Offline Tony Banks

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 08:00:23 PM »
Looks really good Ben.
Tony

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Re: February Workbench
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 08:00:23 PM »

Offline BoBB

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 09:23:24 PM »
really nice Ben
Everyday is a great day!

Offline Phil Boyles

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 08:18:57 AM »
I am getting back to decoys and I have started by painting this greenwing teal that I carved in 2015.  This is my first hen, so I know there are a few issues.  I have another ready for primer that I just carved this weekend, so I will work on problem areas with it.  Feels good to get back at it.




Offline Jeffrey Nelson

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 10:02:41 AM »
Ben, nice looking decoy. The texture and paint was really well done.


Phil, I'd never known this was your first hen. That's a great looking gw teal.

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Re: February Workbench
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 10:02:41 AM »

Offline Travis Weber

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 11:18:03 AM »
Very nice decoys.

Really like the "soft" look of the hen GW

Offline BoBB

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 12:01:26 PM »

This a hollow cedar sleeping coot I'm working on, not sure what I'm going to do with the eyes yet,  no eyes, half closed or closed
Everyday is a great day!

Offline benp

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 07:34:24 PM »
Thanks everyone. It is better than the last canvasback I made so I'm happy.

Really like the hen GWT and wouldn't have guessed it to be the first.

Bob make some tack eyes with half the tack cut off to look half opened
Benjamin Pendleton
NE NC

Offline Phil Boyles

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 08:21:27 AM »
Thank you everyone who commented on the teal.  I have another started, we'll see how it turns out.

Offline R Reitmeyer

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2017, 02:05:53 PM »
Great looking birds to start the month!  Now that the New Jersey duck season is over I start to apply my free time to carving again.  I make myself a few hunting birds each year, but I usually only do sales at the Ocean County Decoy Show in NJ.  Besides being a great show this helps me  balance the books on my habit, buy some hunting gear and maybe something for the family.  Right now I'm cutting, hollowing and gluing bodies together.  I find if I take my decoys through the carving/ painting process together it is more time efficient.

Offline BoBB

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2017, 05:03:06 PM »

This is solid cedar Blue Wing Teal that I'm going to attempt to paint in partial eclipse.
This is Geoff Vine pattern
Everyday is a great day!

Offline Michael.McCord

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 06:59:14 PM »
Great looking work, guys. I'm busier than a cat covering crap with work right now and haven't been able to get in the shop. Maybe after next week...


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Offline Jeff Fenerty

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2017, 08:24:54 PM »
Kicking it old school. Taking a clbooty with Jodie Hillman at the Tuckerton museum. I wanted to learn how it was done with hand tools and other than the burning pen this was all hand tools, Knives, draw knife, and spoke shave. I have gained a lot of respect for the old timers.
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Offline Jeff Fenerty

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2017, 08:42:34 PM »
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?The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasums, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at best know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their

Offline Matt Gau

Re: February Workbench
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 04:33:41 PM »
Nice work guys!!!

No carving for me this month. Just pattern work.
Matt Gau
Grumpy Decoys
m-gau@hotmail.com