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Offline Jeffrey Nelson

March work bench
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:34:02 AM »
I feel a little weird starting this off this month. It can only get better from here. White cedar bodies with tupelo heads, Painted with oils.
 

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March work bench
« on: March 03, 2015, 08:34:02 AM »

Offline Brandon Yuchasz

Re: March work bench
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 09:51:46 AM »
Really nice birds Jeffery.

Be careful though there are a few guys around here that collect coots they are going to want those two.

What is that green stuff in the background?

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Re: March work bench
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 09:51:46 AM »

Offline Dennis Quist

Re: March work bench
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 10:59:26 AM »
George has 9 more mallards ready for the water.


Offline Jeffrey Nelson

Re: March work bench
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 06:24:22 PM »
Brandon, The green stuff is what's left of my hurting garden. It's probably been a few months since you've seen anything green. Hopefully it will thaw out soon and you guy's can get back to carving.
Thanks for commenting, Jeff

Offline Vinnie

Re: March work bench
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 07:58:24 PM »
Very cool guys

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Offline george williams

Re: March work bench
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 07:56:13 AM »
Jeff, poses and personalities on both are just super-You did a nice job with the species.
The photo of both might lead me to conclude that you need to widen the bodies more on your next ventures. They seemed a mite narrow, which would make them rocky in wind conditions. Anyway, keep busy--Love to see what you do with a bluewing hen.  Again, good poses-should make for an animated rig of decoys.
so many carvers, so few decoy makers

Offline D. Fisher

Re: March work bench
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 08:32:31 AM »
Jeffrey, nice looking birds.
Dan

Offline Jeffrey Nelson

Re: March work bench
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 08:05:21 PM »
Mr. George, I agree with you my pattern is a little on the small side. That's something that I will have to consider on my next one. I need to get something cut out. Might as well be a hen. I don't know how you crank out so many birds, but they sure look nice.
Dan, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.  Jeff

Offline george williams

Re: March work bench
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 08:26:51 PM »
Jeff, it's just the way i have always worked-prefer bunches to singles--This way, i get to play around a bit more and not worry over any fluff.
so many carvers, so few decoy makers

Offline Dennis Quist

Re: March work bench
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 05:00:11 PM »
George has added a preener to the mix--just a few left,  then seal, paint, and keel...

Stay safe in the snow, George!


Offline Vinnie

Re: March work bench
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 07:58:44 PM »
Greenwing teal hen Foamer with trestle coating painted with acrylics.


Offline Jeffrey Nelson

Re: March work bench
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 09:58:16 PM »
Vinnie, That's pretty!

Offline Lloyd Heins

Re: March work bench
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 11:36:51 PM »
I've still got one brant primed and ready for paint.  The seconded just needs a little more sanding and he'll be ready.  These 2 heads will go on the next bodies I carve.  Hopefully I'll be setting eye and carving bills this Tuesday with my good friend and mentor, Bill.  I'm liking these head much better than what I've done so far.   
Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.
The older I get, the better I was...

Offline Vince Pagliaroli

Re: March work bench
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2015, 08:26:42 PM »
Hollow Cedar & White Pine hen turkey decoy ready to paint, finally...

Offline Jeffrey Nelson

Re: March work bench
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2015, 08:37:05 PM »
Wow! The turkey looks great. I hope it gets molested by many gobblers this season. Defend her at all cost. Jeff