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What's on your workbench December 2021
Finally finished up a few



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Wow Patrick, those decoys are sharp! The iridescence really pops on those drakes.
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Patrick,

Yer in a zone of yer own.

Stay true to it, and to thy self.

Two thumbs way up!



Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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FUNKY NEAT POSES. Have you f\given them sufficient ballast so they float as good as they look?
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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george w wrote:
FUNKY NEAT POSES. Have you f\given them sufficient ballast so they float as good as they look?


George
They floated nice. The keels are made of cumaru wood
Very heavy and dense wood, if they were oak it would take 2.5-3 to equal the same weight.
The bill on the RBM is also cumaru it's so hard a rolled the edge on a brand new knotts knife, then I tried the rotary bits the teeth were breaking off.



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 Patrick, Very unique style for sure. There is no mistaking your style. I would call it floating sculpture. Two thumbs up.

Tom
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Wow, I love your style! Those birds have class.
Will they be hunted?


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Patrick

Keem them coming. Incredible interpretations and wonderful form with nice clean lines. Wow!

Eric
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Beautiful birds!
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Not much just a repair on puppy damage to the bill on a local decoy from the 50's.
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Good morning, Patrick~


What a surprise and thrill to see your latest! Truly wonderful work!


Here are a few From the Bench of George Williams:


A pair of Blacks:






A Speckled Teal:






I just completed another "spa treatment" on another South Bay Duckboat - and hauled it down to Long Island on Tuesday. I'll do a separate post on it when I have more time.






I returned early Wednesday morning to complete 2 rigs of Herters Model 63s - to go back to work in Iowa. These Mallards and Gadwalls are all of the original style - flat bottoms and brass hardware.






All of these birds were coated - epoxy with ground walnut shells on the bodies and fine sawdust on the heads. Everything gets primed with flat oils then top-coated with latex. These bills got gloss spar varnish for protection - because I have had trouble getting satin spar varnish recently.







Herters Bluebill heads on Mallard/Black bodies serve for GWT...






...and for Wigeon.






Now out to the shop to finish the pair of Waveriders.


All the best,


SJS




Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Thank you everyone for the kind words
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Just finished the decoys I present annually to the South Shore Waterfowlers Association executive board. They contribute a lot of their time to the organization and is it just a way of saying thank you. This year I did Buffleheads from my gunning pattern.



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Good morning, Joe~


A sweet flotilla - and a very thoughtful gesture!


I just finished these 2 Wave Riders - their heading back to Minnesota later this morning.







They were enormous - MUCH larger than the Wave Riders I did last year. Each head was like painting a teal decoy and the bodies would make fine Canadas.







Does anyone know what this model was called?



All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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These will be some slow day saviors, aka hen buffleheads. I have one that I made years ago to go with two drakes, and on a slow day when nothing else is flying that little black cork hen pulls the drake buffies in like a magnet.





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Nice lines, cant wait to see them painted!


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Christmas gift, but I'm thinking put a few treble hooks on it and go tuna fishing





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Pat,Can't wait to see it painted. Ver Cool.

Tom

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thomas wilkins: Dec 10, 2021, 4:23 PM
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Painted a watercolor of the combine my dad had and him looking at it for my moms Christmas present. Not used to watercolor and was a challenge but happy with the results.





Teach someone to love something, and they will protect it. -Will Primos
Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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Ben,

Ya did good. Your mom will love it, and it shall become a family heirloom.

If Van Gogh had ever painted a John Deere combine working, this would be pretty darn close (yellow & green) feel good colors.

Makes me Smile big time.


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Benp
Lot of talent there
When I first saw your painting, Wyeth's "Christina's World" came to mind.
Well done
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Thank you Vince and Gary, very kind words.

I wouldn't say I'm in the class of those fine artists but my mom and wife sure put me up there and what more could a guy want. My 3 year old wants a painting now, he is crazy about anything farming and tractors as I was as a kid.



Teach someone to love something, and they will protect it. -Will Primos
Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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Ben,

Watercolors are a blast to work with, thinned or straight outta the tube pure joy to work with if ya don't over think it. Trust the paint, and the errors become new (to you) techniques. No such thing as mistakes. Plus ya can take them anywhere to work with.

VP











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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On the December bench I did a pair of mini ruddies.
Bobm

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Finally catching up and thought I'd share photos of some decoys I finished this fall. I had an order for a hybrid mallard / from white cedar and finished with acrylics. Also, finished a couple rigs of what I call the "Hunter's special", also hollowed white cedar, but finished with alkyds.
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Finally finished this little cutie. I need to work on my painting skills, especially with acrylics but I still like him. Had a devil of a time figuring out what kind of habitat to do with him since I wanted to give him as a gift to a friend.


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Pat,Can't wait to see it painted. Ver Cool.

Tom

Thomas
Painted



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Very cool
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New Project, first attempt at an end grain cutting board. First glue up last night. Hard Maple and Walnut


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Recovering Engineer, Standup Philosopher, Aspiring Pirate, Cooking Enthusiast
"Life is a garden.... Dig It!"

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Charles H.: Dec 21, 2021, 6:45 AM
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That came together very nice Patrick. Beautiful carving and painting.
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Great looking work again this month by everyone.
Dani. The paint looks good.
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Finished up in time for a Christmas present for my mom.




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Recovering Engineer, Standup Philosopher, Aspiring Pirate, Cooking Enthusiast
"Life is a garden.... Dig It!"
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Way cool Charles. Love the cutting board came out great.
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Thanks Patrick!

Charles, that cutting board came out great!!!
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Dani and Zane, thank you for the kind words. This may become a new obsession. My mother was very happy with it and I got a lot of positive feedback.

I will admit that I ordered a 12x16 walnut cutting board because I wasn't sure I had the skills or tool precision to pull this off. I never opened it and returned it on the 26th. I had two extra rows after I cross cut, I split them in half and glued them into a ~8x8in board that will perfect bar board or serving board.

I did end up spending about the cost of buying a board on quality parallel clamps but now that I have them I will put them to use.
"I have too many clamps in my shop" -no woodworker... ever

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Recovering Engineer, Standup Philosopher, Aspiring Pirate, Cooking Enthusiast
"Life is a garden.... Dig It!"
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Between hunting, shop time and Christmas I haven?t had a chance to post pictures.

I, too, was busy with decoys, a salmon fly shadow box( ala Gary Tanner)c, harcuterie boards and cutting boards.

I?ll try to finish the decoys this week with a few paint details.

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I made this shadow box for my son with his great-grandfather?s ancient double hook Atlantic salmon flies. Thanks to Gary Tanner for the inspiration and his blog posts online.



I really enjoyed making the 1/2 size 1950 Fender Stratocaster charcuterie board for my professional musician niece and Baltimore Ravens and Orioles themed cutting board. This charcuterie board was from an old Cherry board that Wiz Boz gave me in 2016.



Another charcuterie board from a slab of black walnut that I?ve been hoarding since the 1970s






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 Finished painting these hen buffies. Tan cork with pine bottoms and tails, basswood heads, and mahogany keels. Paint is exterior latex fromHD.


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"Life is a garden.... Dig It!"
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What do you use for your wood (head & tails)?
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Heads are basswood, tails and bottom boards are pine

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"Life is a garden.... Dig It!"