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Mark

Those will work just fine. They never go out of style.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Good looking silos Mark...
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I feel like I get more and more ADD as I get older. Still screwing with the same six teal, decided tonight to start on a pirogue

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Going to clubhouse at duck club.
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I was fortunate to have some time to finish some birds this week. Last night I got to touch nine different decoys in stages. Most of them were getting close to finished. This set of birds just needs the bottoms finished. One of them will see action this weekend, one will accompany me on a youth hunt next weekend. It holds the ashes of a good friends yellow dog. I recently got a yella dog from this friend. I am hoping the new yellow dog retrieves a duck shot by my daughter over his old companion. I feel this set of birds maximized my current ability in form and paint




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Nice Tom they look great. Will be in your neck of the woods from 12/1 to the 9th hope to hook up and catch up on what you been up to.
Pete
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Finished up a dozen Homer BBs, that are barter with my taxidermist, and a couple Buffies. Set them aside to cure, and restocked the work bench with Redheads, Buffies, and what will be Whisters next.

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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Good morning, Dave~


Looks like you're in Full Production Mode. Nice work all around!


All the best,


SJS

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


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Good morning, Tom~


Gorgeous work on Mister Elegance!


Here is another interpretation - from The Bench of George Williams:






All the best,


SJS

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


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How's the pirogue progressing? Working on my second one for a buddy of mine. Post up some pictures....
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Zane,
Haven't had time to work on it since that night. I had to go out of town for work but I'll be back tomorrow.

Me and my buddy planning on working on it this weekend
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Beautiful. What wood is that?
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If referring to the coffee table it is a tropical wood with a name I can't pronounce or spell. I got it from a garage sale and I couldn't make out the entire name. It was long and unfamiliar.
Sorry I know I should know.
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Drakes done, hens close


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 Diefenderfer: Oct 20, 2018, 6:51 PM
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Good morning, Dave~


Nice work - I like how you carried the White on the drakes down onto the front of the keels - very sporty!


I'm completing a big batch of Herter's - mostly bodies that needed epoxy + Homer Coat and some paint. Most will get new heads from Autumn Wings.



These Blacks and a Hen Mallard are the over-size Model 72s:






As are these Gadwall - and one Hen Wigeon.






These GWTs are the life-size Model 63s.






The drake has an Autumn Wings head; the hen has a Model 63 Bluebill head.






Both drake and hen Bluewings have Model 63 Mallard heads. I use fine sawdust (from my bandsaw) on the heads instead of the Homer Coat.






Everything migrates back to the Tarheel State early this week.


All the best,


SJS

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


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All beautiful work. Are you willing to share your berr paint colors for those greenwings? That bluebill head on the hen looks great by the way.
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Good morning, Roy~


Thanks for the kind words. And, yes, I think the Bluebill heads on the Mallard bodies make for a reasonable facsimile of a Greenwing - and a Wigeon, too.


Here are the Behr colors:






...and Mrs. Greenwing.






All the best,


SJS

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


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Thank you. Got a couple 63,s that might need that touch.
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Hens are done too:






After getting some constructive critique, I mixed up
Some green and erased the cheek patches last night. This evening I re-painted them. Better? I think so.






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 Diefenderfer: Oct 22, 2018, 5:22 PM
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Dave et al~


Here are some more Homers - all coated and painted and headed to NC later this week.






(Do you think maybe I rigged them too close together ????)



All the best,


SJS

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


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All~


Here are the heads. Everything got shipped south today.


Blacks - and a Lonesome Hen Mallard.....






Grey Ducks






Teals






All the best,


SJS



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


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Started on a mallard urn.












MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

https://www.facebook.com/KOOIdecoy?ref=hl

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Good morning, Bob~


Great project - but please tell me more. Is the sealed urn placed inside the bird - and then you glue the rabbeted "hatch" into the bottom - have I got it right? (A friend wants me to put one of his dog's ashes into one of his gunning decoys.) Is the urn held in place by anything other than the "hatch" ?



Did you turn the urn, too?


All the best,


SJS

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


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Dave -

Your "King Diver" rig looks good. Lots of attitude & style. The rig will do the job, and only improve with age.

Best regards
VP




It has been awhile since I've made/carved GE's, as I have what I need.

I recently found these not very good photo's, of a drake canvas/wire GE I made in 1997.

Sugar pine head, white pine frame, oil paint. It now resides in western PA.


It's not new to the bench, but when you revisit old decoys from your hand it can be new again.















"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Vince
i remember that bird. Nice.
Floated in pool?
Ken