Wood carving projects

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby pearlroosterman » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:40 pm

Thank you Scott.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:04 pm

TripleF wrote:Love it! Especially fond of the Hoodie!! ::tu::


Did you mean this "Hoodie" (Hooded Merganser)? I make two different sizes.
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Also two different sizes of "Woodies" (Wood Duck).
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby TripleF » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:34 pm

You got it right the first time...Hoodies.....love them ducks!!!!

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:40 pm

I only have a couple of carved ducks. I enjoy them and I very much enjoy yours. ::tu::
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby stagman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:49 am

I like the guy smoking the pipe John... he is a cool dude !!! don't know where I'd be if I did not
have my pipe and my home grown cut, dried, etc. Kentucky tobacco from
some folk's I know in the business down there and have been lucky to buy from them for years....
a comfy chair and a pipe full of backie does wonders for a man's soul !!!

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Steve Warden » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:10 pm

The idea is simple - cut away everything that doesn't look like a duck.
It's the talent part that escapes me!

Some absolutely beautiful work, OC!!

Ever been to the Decoy Museum in Havre de Grace, MD? Your work would be worthy!!!
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Quick Steel » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 pm

stagman, You are so right about the pleasure provided by a pipe. I do believe I will join you in a bowl full right now.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Quick Steel » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 pm

stagman, You are so right about the pleasure provided by a pipe. I do believe I will join you in a bowl full right now.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby doglegg » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:59 pm

pearlroosterman wrote:7B7518FB-1B40-44F5-8BC7-52323C21769B.jpeg

Cool Santa's and quiet a variety. I think my favorite is the unpainted one. But all well done. Envious.

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:53 pm

Steve Warden wrote:The idea is simple - cut away everything that doesn't look like a duck.
It's the talent part that escapes me!

Some absolutely beautiful work, OC!!

Ever been to the Decoy Museum in Havre de Grace, MD? Your work would be worthy!!!


I have not been there yet, but have a book that has many photos of the decoys in the museum there. Some very old and historic pieces. Totally out of my league. I use patterns by Anthony Hillman, which are patterned after decoys from around World War I or shortly before. The working decoys from that period had feather details painted on instead of carved in. The woods used are what was plentiful in the individuals area of residence. I have used mostly cedar and pine in my ducks.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby pearlroosterman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:05 am

Dogleg, I appreciate your kind words about my Santa’s. Thank you, John
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby pearlroosterman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:32 am

Stagman, thank you for your kind remarks. By the way, I too love to sit out back and relax with my pipe. We have a nice little shop in town that mixes up some very nice blends but I still enjoy lighting up with Carter Hall....... showing what a tight wad I am. Lol. John
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:59 pm

I added a couple more to my "flock".
Redhead
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Mallard
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Hand carved from pine, painted like the old working decoys from around WWI, blue collar decoys.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby doglegg » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:08 pm

OC the carving is exquisite, the painting as well. You have a way with wood. Absolutely great work. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Steve Warden » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:26 pm

If you ever get out east, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, is the Duck Decoy Museum.
Fascinating place. Your work would be worthy!

https://decoymuseum.com/
Take care and God bless,

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