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What's on your Work Bench ? August 2018
A few Redheads from my redhead rig that I'm working on.
I have 5 more ready to paint and 4 heads that need the bodies carved.
Hopefully by the start of the season I will have a dozen ready to go.



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Patrick~


Spectacular! Those shapes - both sinuous and voluptuous at the same time - and bold paint have those birds in motion....


And, I always love a full crown on divers.


All the best,


SJS

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


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Pat & All~


Here are some birds from the hand of George Williams.


This rig is hunting in Argentina:






These Gadwall Hens are waiting for the Drakes to get dressed (George is awaiting some more paint.....)






All the best,


SJS





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


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Patrick

VERY interesting stylization to those stool!

Best
Chuck



"A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again."


A. Pope
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 SJS
Thank you for the kind words, and answering my questions.
I'm starting to figure some of this decoy carving out.
Best part is I'm having a lot of fun.I am running out of dermabond, still have a good supply of band aids through


Steve Sanford wrote:
Patrick~


Spectacular! Those shapes - both sinuous and voluptuous at the same time - and bold paint have those birds in motion....


And, I always love a full crown on divers.


All the best,


SJS

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Chuck J wrote:
Patrick

VERY interesting stylization to those stool!

Best
Chuck

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George
Beautiful work.
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I have one word "Awesome !!!!!!"
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Patrick-

Fine looking functional gunnin' decoy's.

You have found Your Style, stick with it.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Attempt at my first decoy
South Jersey
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Josh
Looking good.
Check out SJ Sanfords tutorial

http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=216695;do=post_view;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;page=unread#unread

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patrick mccarthy: Aug 2, 2018, 7:28 PM
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Pat thanks for the kind words i used Sanfords site it was a Huge help when making this i have Zero artistic ability and he laid it out so well even I can make a duck shaped object. His web site has been a huge help to my duck hunting.
South Jersey
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Josh, the tip of most bills kind of resembles the end of your thumb. Width of bill is same as the distance across the top of the head. When carving, try not to touch the bottom edge of the bill.
Center of eye is about level with top of bill and about as far back as from the bottom to top of bill, closest to where it intersects the head. Check this with a nail, even on a specimen, it should become clear.
Keep at it. You will be amazed at how quickly you will have your own personal rig of dekes, and how much fun you had making them. Well, except for the occasional self-inflicted wounds!Sly
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Thanks for the input George I copied a heaters 72 head for the pattern. I will make those adjustments next I'm going to make a blue bill head as thats where my decoy spread is lacking. My brother gifted me a powermatic bandsaw and a 6 foot piece of 5x6 cedar so i will be busy.
South Jersey
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Very cool redhead spread

Here is a wigeon urn that is drying. Bass and oil. Dogs name is burned into the bottom and between a quarter from year of birth and a quarter from the year it passed

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Tom Modin: Aug 4, 2018, 5:05 AM
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Thanks bomber and Tom
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Hollowed white cedar and oils. I went with cedar due to size of this bird. Head is bass. I am actually excited to see how this floats.




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Beautiful, Tom!


I need to replace my cork Goosander with a hollow cedar version - for our late-season river hunts.


Question: How long is the body? These are enormous fowl. I'm thinking of shrinking my next one down a size or two....


All the best,


SJS

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


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Hey Tom bring it up here and we?ll float it.




Brad F / NWR
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Brad the chance for a Ganser Slam in one setting is very near and dear to my heart.


Steve the bird is 18? from breast to end of tail. All hollowed it is actually a very reasonable weight for its size. First common I have ever carved. I have some cottonwood I milled from the Missouri River. I may carve more of them from that tree. It was pushed over in a flood due to the bank being washed out. No telling how many common mergansers flew by it during its life.
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I worked on these 2 Can heads. One for donation to the NJ Waterfowlers dinner auction and one to sell..
Notice the 2 different eye settings - open eye - he is looking for a girlfriend; other eye setting - more aggressive - he is looking for a fight.





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I call them the Big Gun Cans... 22 inches from bill to tail... Battleships...
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Pat Gregory
Illinois Waterfowler and Decoy Maker
Duckboat Page Member since 2006

"And when a flock of bluebills, pitching pondward, tears the dark silk of heaven in one long rending nose-dive, you catch your breath at the sound, but there is nothing to see except stars. This same performance, in daytime, would have to be looked at, shot at, missed, and then hurriedly fitted with an alibi."
Aldo Leopold in Sand County Almanac

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Pat Gregory: Aug 8, 2018, 7:31 PM
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Good morning, Paul~


Great work - glad to see you are hard at it!


And, I hope to see you in Tuckerton next month.


All the best,


SJS

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


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Paul, good to see you have been getting some time to muck about in the shop. Stay busy! Still have you on the prayer list, old fella!Wink
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Wow! They'll get some attention! Cool!