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The Lodge / Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Last post by Alex Levitov on Yesterday at 08:44:11 PM »
Working on some foam hand carved geese floaters and have two new molds coming and am starting to plot that in my life.
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The Lodge / Re: Whats on your Workbench
« Last post by Matt Gau on Yesterday at 07:14:32 PM »
I am working on a Goldeneye decoy as part of a club project.

Being without a bandsaw has put a major slowdown in my carving this winter.
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General Waterfowling Topics / Re: Not decoys, but duck related.
« Last post by Matt Gau on February 10, 2019, 07:43:33 PM »
Boxes for install this spring. A pair of woodduck boxes given to me by a friend that will be installed at the lake here at home. #8 and #9. We had a 100% use rate on boxes in 2018. 7 boxes total, 106hatched eggs, 8-failed. Considering the terrible spring nesting season we had I will take that. Half and half hooded merganser and woodduck.

The others are going to be the start of a new nesting complex. The holes have been cut slightly larger to accommodate goldeneyes as well as woodducks and hooded mergansers. I am excited to see if they get used this spring or if they get messed with.
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The Lodge / Whats on your Workbench
« Last post by Jeff Fenerty on February 07, 2019, 12:22:01 PM »
Working on some black Ducks for Ducks Unlimited. They are going to pay my costs basically. Also got a commission for a Widgeon. I really just carve for fun and don't want to turn it into a "job" I don't really like the pressure of a deadline for carving.
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The Lodge / Re: The future
« Last post by benp on February 05, 2019, 01:41:36 PM »
what is a clbooty??

It’s what happens when the bad language filter is a little to strong and takes things out of context. C L A S S

Room full of kids or adults all learning from an instructor



There are tweaks to those settings that can fix that, but unfortunately it's no longer my call...




Well the one who is charge of it now should consider Changing the settings. People don't want to try to decipher what is written because the system changes it unnecessarily
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The Lodge / Re: The future
« Last post by Bob Perry of Web Presence Consulting on January 31, 2019, 11:46:45 PM »
what is a clbooty??

It’s what happens when the bad language filter is a little to strong and takes things out of context. C L A S S

Room full of kids or adults all learning from an instructor

There are tweaks to those settings that can fix that, but unfortunately it's no longer my call...
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The Lodge / Re: The future
« Last post by george williams on January 31, 2019, 07:03:00 PM »
All the people I have mentored have learned to leave their $#$#% smartphones in the kitchen before coming to the dungeon. That is a time to focus on task. Personally, I find the number of folks addicted to that little box overwhelming.  Guys who hunt would rather have the immediate gratification of plastic taxidermy look-alikes tht all of their kindred spirits have, than spend some right brained time on creating something from scratch.
Anyone near dover, my door is always open, just leave that  little idiot obx in your vehicle, or on the table. :-*
Matt, love the variations from kid to kid, even though they all basically began with the same surface,  NOW, the trick is to keep them and their parents connected and eager to make their own rigs of decoys.
My absolute best experience with mentoring occurred the first year that Ward did the program -I had ten high schoolers, all with different abilities, each making a different species. Amazing how much help they all were to each other, and how much fun it was multitasking. Best part was that their ag instructor got us connected at prime hook, and they all hunted over their own stuff. Paint part was loads of fun, having to bring a large bunch of bodies for the kids to use as references. ;D
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The Lodge / Re: The future
« Last post by Matt Gau on January 31, 2019, 04:44:03 AM »
what is a clbooty??

It’s what happens when the bad language filter is a little to strong and takes things out of context. C L A S S

Room full of kids or adults all learning from an instructor
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The Lodge / Re: The future
« Last post by BlaineN on January 31, 2019, 12:25:31 AM »
what is a clbooty??
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The Lodge / Re: The future
« Last post by Matt Gau on January 29, 2019, 11:46:04 PM »
The kids show on Saturday. Should be 17 of them. Out last clbooty of the year was tonight. With -30degree temps we only had 8 come to the last clbooty. And two turned in birds last week. The others have made arrangements to get paint so they can finish.
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