Wood carving projects

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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Doc B » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 pm

Carving is a talent...painting is a talent. You got em both OC!!!!!!!!
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Tony_Wood » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:12 pm

Very nice OC!
Those wood ducks are beauties.

Great work.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Tony_Wood » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:37 pm

“Bottom Shelf Carving and Painting”

OC you inspired me, so here’s a first.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by samb1955 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:05 pm

Looks good especially being so small and your first one!

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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by doglegg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 pm

Not bad Tony. ::tu::

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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Doc B » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:51 pm

Ditto on the "especially being so small"...NICE job!!!
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:32 am

The ones I make are mini decoys, that one is a "tiny decoy". That mallard turned out great!!
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Bluebills!
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Doc B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 pm

Very nice! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by doglegg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:34 pm

Impressed every time I see your work O C. Love it. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Doug51 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:27 pm

Very nice work. painting is a skill that I do not have.

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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:59 pm

Here is another kind of decoy that I have made. This one has a 3/4" board for the base and another 3/4" board for a vertical riser and a separate piece for the head (so the section would be an upside down T shape). Then hoops of wire are attached to the sides of the base board and over the riser and into holes on the other side of the base board. Then canvas is stretched over this and tacked to the wood. Spraying water on the stretched canvas will make it shrink tightly to the frame work. It is then painted in the conventional way, which further shrinks the canvas. The advantages of this method is that it used much less and smaller pieces of wood, as well as being lighter to carry out to the field in big quantities. I mounted this one on a base and made it into a lamp. It makes kind of an interesting looking goose decoy. This style was used in the early 1900s in parts of the country that did not have large trees to make full size solid body decoys.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Doc B » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:11 pm

That's cool. And with that technique and your talent...I think you're ready to make an airplane :)
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed May 01, 2019 9:38 pm

I had to make another canvasback decoy from wire and canvas to replace the one I gave away. He has just taken up residence with the rest of the flock.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Post by Steve Warden » Wed May 01, 2019 9:59 pm

::tu:: ::tu::
Niiiiiiiice!
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