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Holding decoys while painting
I have been working on a variety of decoys that do not/will not have a keel. On the Coot I cast, and some Buffies I am working on, I have added some flat lead weights, but directly to the bottom of the decoy. As they are both foam bodies, there is not a easy way to temporarily screw a handle on for handling during restle coating and painting. So far a vice grip on the eyescrew sort of works, but I am looking for options.

I may try a file handle like this:




Turning the base of the handle draws the clamps down and together. The challenge is after I have a wet decoy, I want to hang it on a overhead hooks to dry, and whatever I use clamped to the eyescrew is in the way! Maybe I can add a shower hook ring to the eye first and then that will be able to hook and then remove the clamp?

Surely one of you have figured this out better!

Thanks,

Dave Diefenderfer
Manassas, VA

"Once you set out to build a boat, throw away your square. And if you work on her after she's launched, throw away your level." author unknown

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Dave
What about a suction cup thing
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Start at the back end and work forward. You can hold the head until then. When painting th ehead, hold by the body.Whistle
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Dave - try adding a loop of light cord through your eye screw before using the vice grip pliers. Then slip the loop over a nail in a rafter or whatever and release the pliers so the decoy hangs from the cord.


Great South Bay
West Sayville, N Y
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Dave - try adding a loop of light cord through your eye screw before using the vice grip pliers. Then slip the loop over a nail in a rafter or whatever and release the pliers so the decoy hangs from the cord.

Winner! and so obvious.... thank you Tom

Dave Diefenderfer
Manassas, VA

"Once you set out to build a boat, throw away your square. And if you work on her after she's launched, throw away your level." author unknown