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July Workbench
i was waiting for someone to start the July workbench thread. Being that it hasn?t started yet, I hope that you don?t mind me initiating it. I completed this canvas Barrows Golden Eye for a friend in PEI that my son and I had the pleasure hunting with last season. We both went there hoping to harvest a BGE and we were successful. I decided to make him this decoy to show my appreciation for his generosity and hospitality. Arguably my best canvas decoy to date.




Cheers,

Mike
Chairman - Barnegat Bay Chapter of Delta Waterfowl

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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mike braden: Jul 5, 2019, 8:08 PM
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Great job on the decoy. I bet it looks even better in the water.

Tom
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Nice work Mike! For me some miscellaneous divers, some geese and a pair of woodies...




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: Jul 9, 2019, 5:56 PM
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Teal decoy. One of 9 for this upcoming teal season. Was going to finish the whittling this evening however the freedom decided to throw in the towel...so on to paint for the others
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I note that you are also dabbling with some cork. Question-does the bottom board indicate that the body might be hollow?Wink
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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The bottom board on that one serves two purposes...i didn't have enough height for my pattern on that remnant of cork without it ....and since I had to have a board , I am going to hollow
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Seal it well amigo!Angelic
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Don't worry amigo..she's getting 2 coats of linseed oil followed by Ronan primer

Laugh

Quit shaking that head lol
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Finished base coating 7 of the 9 teal bird rig. Gotta wait on foredom parts to finish carving.



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hope you finally found yourself a leather apron!!!!!
Good start
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Full round Palimino.



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Mullica Hill NJ
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Beautiful work again this month by everyone!!
I?ve Been busy remolding the house ( almost done)
I did pick up a few new toys and just playing for now. Hopefully next month I?ll have some bull silverbacks done to post up




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 Painting on some blue wing teal pickleweed decoys...



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