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Offline Rob James

What's on the bench in MAY?
« on: May 02, 2013, 12:03:55 PM »
George Williams has been busy?
 






The ?Old? with the ?New?, George did one of these in 1985, and the other just this week?



Thanks for sharing these, George!
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase Robertson

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What's on the bench in MAY?
« on: May 02, 2013, 12:03:55 PM »

Offline tom modin

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 12:45:57 PM »


based out basic mallet, have a set of four in process at this time
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Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 12:45:57 PM »

Offline george williams

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 03:35:12 PM »
Tom, Glad to see you are playing in groups--makes the paint process a bit saner!
so many carvers, so few decoy makers

Offline tom modin

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 03:50:33 PM »
I agree with ya George, three is my minimum anymore except when I am feeling I need to carve a certain bird right now. With my greasy kid's stuff paint it is not any harder to mix a little more either ;D
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Offline D. Fisher

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 05:02:22 PM »
George, I like both your old and your new versions of the squaws. Nice malardy Tom.
Dan

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Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 05:02:22 PM »

Offline Mike F.

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 07:32:12 PM »
Here's the one i've been working on. Northern white cedar with oak tail incert soon to be hollowed.


Andy tell's me to go gring some cork i'll feel better.

Offline tom modin

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 07:37:43 PM »
Mike I love the subtle details on that bird. He is going to be real nice
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Offline Scott Klecka

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 08:47:23 AM »
DUST is what is on my bench.  But I can feel the itch to carve starting again.  Those are some great birds, I just don't know how y'all find the time.......
I'm not a great carver but I play one on the internet.  :)

Offline tom modin

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 09:04:29 AM »
DUST is what is on my bench.  But I can feel the itch to carve starting again.  Those are some great birds, I just don't know how y'all find the time.......

there is always dust on my bench but rarely from under use of it.
Decoy carving is not a point and click hobby

Offline Scott Klecka

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 09:19:15 AM »
mine is not wood dust.....  :(
I'm not a great carver but I play one on the internet.  :)

Offline RLigman

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 10:05:08 AM »
Thirty-seven divers done, eleven more bodies to grind and bootyemble with their heads. I should be able to paint outside or in the garage (my wife is an asthmatic and even reacts to acrylic paint fumes as a trigger) by mid or late May. Our snow is now gone. Brandon is getting "pounded" again right now. Pretty ugly over his way. Bandsawing and sanding oak keels tomorrow for fifty-two birds...what fun! Floating birds and adjusting keels is the one part of decoy making that I do not enjoy.

A dozen mallard keels are all cut, sanded and sealed. Five installed on decoys.

Andy H.

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Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 03:29:32 PM »
MIKE F.-Absolutely ridiculous pintail but when do we get to see that merganser completed??? I'm dyin over here!!

Modeeeeeen-thats gonna be another SWEET bird. I am glad I am confirmed on at least one trade with you at S'Ville next year! By the way, S'Ville is Strongsville....not Shineville. Interchangeable though when our group gets together ;D ;D ;D

Offline Phil Boyles

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 05:46:11 PM »
I kinda hate to post this after Mike's pintail, but it's ready for paint so here it is.  It's my first try at a pintail. Critiques are welcome, but I will apply them to the next one.



Offline tom modin

Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2013, 07:10:44 PM »
I feel inadequate with no tail on my bird. Maybe all you fella are compensating for something ;D
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RickC

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Re: Re: What's on the bench in MAY?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2013, 05:09:52 PM »
First wigeon for me and no where near done. I got home from work this morning and decided to paint on the head instead of the back feather groups. Of course my lovely wife walks up and tells me not to be skeered of them. I married a smartazz.

There's lots I dont like about it including the pattern but I will have lots of notes in my journal for the next ones.