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Offline Stefan

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2013, 10:40:06 PM »
First set of what I call crash test dummies.

Decoys Unlimted bodies American Decoy Molds heads


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Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2013, 10:40:06 PM »

Offline RickDee

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2014, 12:46:03 PM »
My first carved duck!  It is suppose to be a Green Wing Teal but I was happy it looked like a duck (2004). 

My second decoy is a mallard still not finished needs painted (2008).  Both carvings were part of a decoy carving clbooty.

The shelf is full of projects started and never completed due to frustration, fear of making mistakes, and not truly understanding the steps needed to complete a carving.

After 35 years thinking about retirement so there should be more time to learn how to enjoy my hobby.  The advice I was recently given was to allow myself to make mistakes because this is how we learn.  Looking forward to a carving clbooty beginning on Monday!

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Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
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Offline Robert C

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2014, 05:51:48 AM »
Here's a couple did alright but need a lot of work

Offline CoryL

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2014, 04:56:16 PM »
I'll add mine.


Offline george williams

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2014, 07:55:26 PM »
other than the eyes being too high on the head..... Whoops, a critique--Gotta stop that.
so many carvers, so few decoy makers

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Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
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Offline Jeff Adams

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2014, 11:04:46 PM »
Well, my first and only carving gives true meaning to the title of this thread, being bold enough to share it. I have never carved before but have a desire to learn and become very good at it. This was December 2013 and a flop of a first attempt.
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Offline ShawnL

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2014, 08:52:56 PM »
Way back yesterday, I started this one! Finished it today. My first!








Offline RickC

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« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2014, 12:20:54 PM »
You did an excellent job Shawn, and it looks even better in person.
Blessings,
Rick

Offline ShawnL

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2014, 02:22:44 PM »
Thanks, Rick! I can't wait to see your Harli canvas when it's done either!

Offline Cory Jackson

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2014, 08:37:21 AM »
They're real rough, but they draw Blacks in like bees to honey (even though I try not to shoot them). They're falling apart now, I think I rushed the mastic coats too soon. They've had a rough couple of years, but mostly stood up to it.



I made Blacks because everything (Blacks, Mallards, Teal, Ringnecks, 'Bills) around here will decoy to them.


Cory
When times are tough and flocks are small, call'em close and cut'em all

Offline sdamico1

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2014, 04:12:29 PM »
Here you go,
Sdamico1

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Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2016, 11:41:04 AM »
Eastern shore Doug Jester style Dippers. I've made a 100 more decorative decoys since then but these still kill birds and work great for confidence decoys on the edge of spreads.

Offline JimmyHill

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« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2016, 11:16:22 PM »
About 1997 twenty scaup

Offline frank santore

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2016, 03:38:57 PM »
This is one of my first working baffles that took too many pellets so it was rehab'd into a d?cor duck for a buddy

Offline Scott Russell

Re: First Decoy...Are you bold enough to share it?
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2016, 06:02:12 PM »
This is my favorite thread on the site. 

Thanks for keeping it alive guys.
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