Just another old story, When I was in the eighth grade I needed a project for a wood shop clbooty. Since I lived on a creek off of the Chesapeake Bay and loved to hunt ducks and geese. My idea for the shop project was to make one dozen decoys. My shop teacher rejected the idea at first stating that his was a woodshop clbooty and not a whittling clbooty. After seeing my sketch for the stacked 1 inch x 8 inch thick cedar decoy body construction with a plan and elevation view, he agreed that it could be a wood shop project. But all twelve decoys were to be finished in the standard wood shop stain and varnish, and each be exactly the same size and could be measured for accuracy to a dimensioned drawing for grading purposes. The wood used was rough cedar siding boards which were much less expensive than cherry or maple lumber used for making the other shop projects, such as coffee tables or book cases. The shop tools utilized were the table saw, band saw, glue stand and finishing table. The project was completed on time with probably a C+. When I got these shiny things home I painted them with a flat canvasback pattern, hooked up the anchor lines and attached some keel weights made from old auto battery lead. That wood shop project made me a nice set of decoys.
Thanks Larry A