Thank you all very much for the warm welcome... I figure with good salt-of-the-earth type folks like Mr. James (bowfishing buddy) in among us/you all, this site is a wonderful find for me to have stumbled upon.
Initially i thought id join this forum to create a flock of my own blocks, but with the different "avenues" (IE, decorative, competition, working, making decoys et al) this could get very intere$ting really quick!
Now i just need to find the space to start making a few chips, oh and not to mention finding the TIME
to do it between pulling full time hours maintaining machinery, part time hours fulfilling taxidermy projects,family time, honeydo's, hunting stuff, etc ... it will be a challenge but I'm really looking forward to testing my art & craftsmenship skills with this.