Rick, love the antique style Dudley decoy your working on, did you start it at Tom's carving cook out? Larry
Thanks Larry, yes the Hoodie was started at Toms with him providing tbe wood, pattern and help carving it all.
Love them Rick. I have two similar hoodies that I gun often.
Thanks Brandon, that style did remind me of your work. I'm going to try and incorporate it into some blue wings I'm starting.
Nice looking birds Rick. When you cut them to do the hollowing process, what determines the line that you cut on? Looks like it's slightly below the center of the decoy, or is it right down the middle from bow to stern???
The cut line on the Hoodie was done by Tom and I honestly dont remember discussing it. That xcut starts under the tail, angles down, straightens and then angles back up slightly. The Smew body was done with two boards so there was no cut done.