Wood carving projects

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Doug51
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Doug51 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:48 pm

doglegg wrote:OC, typical of your very fine work. Always exceptional!!!! ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::
Doug, I had a friend in Ohio many years ago that whittled his lures and used them. Yours looks great and the paint job as well. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

Thanks! Did you ever get a lure from him? My uncle is trying to talk me into carving a fish decoy for spearing.

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby doglegg » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:05 pm

Doug51 wrote:
doglegg wrote:OC, typical of your very fine work. Always exceptional!!!! ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::
Doug, I had a friend in Ohio many years ago that whittled his lures and used them. Yours looks great and the paint job as well. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

Thanks! Did you ever get a lure from him? My uncle is trying to talk me into carving a fish decoy for spearing.

Doug, at the time I was interested in neither fishing or whittling so I never did get one from him. The idea of a fish decoy sounds interesting. Would you make it out of bass wood or a heaver wood? ::shrug::

Doug51
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Doug51 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:24 pm

doglegg wrote:
Doug51 wrote:
doglegg wrote:OC, typical of your very fine work. Always exceptional!!!! ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::
Doug, I had a friend in Ohio many years ago that whittled his lures and used them. Yours looks great and the paint job as well. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

Thanks! Did you ever get a lure from him? My uncle is trying to talk me into carving a fish decoy for spearing.

Doug, at the time I was interested in neither fishing or whittling so I never did get one from him. The idea of a fish decoy sounds interesting. Would you make it out of bass wood or a heaver wood? ::shrug::

The fish decoy I've seen we're basswood and they used lead weights in them to keep them from floating. Spearing pike through the ice. I'm not much of a fisherman. I like to hunt my food!:-)

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Although I have not yet made one, I have this fish decoy pattern book done by Anthony Hillman in 1993. It has 17 patterns for carving fish decoys. For those of you who have not seen how fish decoys were used by the Native Americans, this drawing is from inside the pattern book.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby doglegg » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:54 pm

Cool book and drawing OC, made me cold seeing him lying on the ice fishing. Making a living has always been a little hard I guess. Thanks for the information and sharing. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

Doug51
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby Doug51 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:47 pm

Nice book OC! I'll have to see if I can find a copy. You should carve out a couple. I seen a program last winter about a guy here in Michigan that made fish decoys. They get right into the movement of the decoy in the water. Way beyond anything I know.

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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm

I finished up some more projects over the weekend that were in the works for a while.
Desk pens turned from some laminated gunstock scrap (with maple bands) that a friend gave me.
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Pens turned from ironwood (with maple bands), really hard stuff with some great looking grain and color.
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Wire and canvas bluebill (14 1/2" overall length). I tried something new by using a painted nail head for an eye on this one.
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Re: Wood carving projects

Postby doglegg » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm

OC, those ironwood pens look super. And great idea on the eye. I always enjoy looking at your stuff. Thanks. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::handshake::


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