Duckboats.net
Skip to Content


Home : Main Forums : Duck Boat/Hunting Forum :

May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May?

(Page 1 of 2)
Quote Reply
May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May?
The "spring" around here has been delayed by the weather patterns. More snow and rain than nice sunny spring weather. Therefore I've been busy casting a few new fishing lures. I like to powder coat them when I can, makes for a very durable paint job. Not sure why the one photo is sideways. Also the colors on some are not showing well. The two "darker" colors are a metallic copper and a rich metallic blue. These should work well in clear waters.






Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging

Last edited by:

Huntindave McCann: May 1, 2019, 7:41 AM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
those look great, but did you give up on Turkies?
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
tod osier wrote:
those look great, but did you give up on Turkies?


Tod,

Can't explain it but just did not have a great urge to chase them this spring. I heard several of them gobbling from the tees early mornings when I was on the river fishing. Even beached the boat, checked and area out and decided on an ambush spot. Never even had the gumption to go buy a tag,,,,,,,,,,,, maybe next year? I dunno, go figure.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Huntindave McCann wrote:

Tod,

Can't explain it but just did not have a great urge to chase them this spring. I heard several of them gobbling from the tees early mornings when I was on the river fishing. Even beached the boat, checked and area out and decided on an ambush spot. Never even had the gumption to go buy a tag,,,,,,,,,,,, maybe next year? I dunno, go figure.


Probably just getting old... gray hair, slow to get moving in the morning, crankiness, are all signs. he hah aha ha aha aha

Turkey hunting can be so painful that your heart has to be in it for sure. They will be there if you get the hankering again!

I love it some of the time, but I always use it as a way to force myself to get out every nice day to enjoy the spring.

Last edited by:

tod osier: May 6, 2019, 11:42 AM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
tod osier wrote:

Probably just getting old... gray hair, slow to get moving in the morning, crankiness, are all signs. he hah aha ha aha aha


Guess I'll just have to take your word for that. Wink

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Huntindave McCann wrote:

Guess I'll just have to take your word for that. Wink


Only my beard is gray.

Last edited by:

tod osier: May 6, 2019, 11:42 AM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
tod osier wrote:
Huntindave McCann wrote:
tod osier wrote:


Probably just getting old... gray hair, slow to get moving in the morning, crankiness, are all signs. he hah aha ha aha aha



Guess I'll just have to take your word for that. Wink



Only my beard is gray.



So you're saying ; you have the other two attributes, nailed?

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging

Last edited by:

Huntindave McCann: May 1, 2019, 9:07 AM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Huntindave McCann wrote:

So you're saying ; you have the other two attributes, nailed?


That was what I was getting at, thanks for hitting it home for me! :)

Last edited by:

tod osier: May 6, 2019, 11:43 AM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
They are effective too! Picked up these (19 inch) eaters, in a couple hours after lunch today. I know what I'm having for supper. Wink






Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging

Last edited by:

Huntindave McCann: May 1, 2019, 3:32 PM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Well, I suppose if you were to send a couple of those out this way, I probably could give them a tryout to see how they work on the fish around here...

They look great!

Jon

"Each decoy you touch holds memories of, past, present and God Willing, future hunts. The places, birds, men, boats, dogs and days you spent doing what you so dearly love and enjoy"- Vince Pagliaorli
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Just finished some Delta Marsh style canvasbacks followed by some scaup decoys. Bodies are Michigan white cedar and heads are Wisconsin white pine. Keeled to hunt..

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

Last edited by:

Pat Gregory: May 1, 2019, 5:35 PM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Pat, nice work.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Dave
Nice ?eyes!
We used to kill walleye and lake trout on a wobble jig like you made! Bought them from an old codger that owned a little bait shop in Canada. I haven?t been able to find them anywhere else. Nice job.
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Bob Collier wrote:
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Bought them from an old codger ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.


Ya I saw what you did there,,, sneaky! Ninja

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Finally finished (well, painting) the wigeon. Here it is hanging in the vise out in the studio. Now sitting upside down on a shelf while I figure out what sort of background tableau it's going to be placed on.






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

Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
  Spatter-painted & combed cork Can drake completed this past weekend:






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

Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Been commissioned to finish some unpainted Duncan Ducharme decoys. Included in the rig are some rare species to include a pintail, gadwall and a wood duck. Also, a mallard and some blue wing teal. These decoys each will have a keel installed then sealed and painted. These decoys will ultimately be hunted this fall. I am honored to do this and trust Mr. Ducharme would be proud...




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

Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
1st of many mallards..want to get 18 done before November.
Have 10 heads completed....
My shop cat doesn't approve

Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Good looking birds.Love the dead mount carving. Looking good Dax. Cork gunners from recent months.



Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Good morning, All~


Great work all around!


I've been mowing, splitting, stacking, tilling, planting - and watching Spring come alive and occasionally chasing turkeys and other month-appropriate tasks....


And - since Susan and I are headed to Berlin this week to visit my daughter's family - my bench has been busy with a few toys for my grandson. His father tells me he is crazy about all animals and trains.....









Jacob is just a year-and-a-half - so I softened all the edges on the birds for safety's sake.


In order, they are: Rotkelchen (European Robin for which the term "Robin Red-breast was coined), Amsel (Blackird as in "four and twenty" as well as the Beatles tune) and Nebelkrahe (Hooded Crow - which the Germans call "mist crow"). I made birds that he was likely to see close up in the wilds of Berlin.



BTW: Steam locomotive = dampflokomotiv


All the best,


SJS



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


Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Pat --- You must be thrilled to get to work on them.

Joe
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Great Looking Birds PAT
I Am POSITIVE you will enjoy shooting some CANS Over those Ducane Style Decoys
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Bob , Great Looking Bird .Go AROUND TO SOME OLD FARMS INTRODUCE YOURSELF & TRY & PICK UP SOME OLD BARN WOOD & FRAME IT OUT I AM SURE YOU WILL COME UP WITH an idea.ARTISTIC LICENCES.
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Joe/Paul - a real honor to finish this history and give these decoys an opportunity to hunt...




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

Last edited by:

Pat Gregory: May 15, 2019, 7:31 AM
Quote Reply
Re: May Baskets? or What is on your workbench in May? In reply to
Making some wide bodied ruddies...

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

Last edited by:

Pat Gregory: May 15, 2019, 7:30 AM