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What's on your Work Bench? AUGUST 2019
Good morning, All~


Here are a few (delinquent on my part) Mallard rehabs from the Bench of George Williams:


Paint looks good - but some tail wear.....( toenails look OK, though....)







The Hens:








After:








Again:






The Herd:






One more:






Some new Cans:






Just add keels:







All the best,


SJS





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


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All~


Here's the lone full-bodied shorebird I carved to tag along with the 16 flatties (Beetleheads and Tattlers) I made last week.







These Black-bellied Plovers and Greater Yellowlegs will "hunt" Long Island on Monday - in a photo shoot as prep for our 2021 LI Decoy Collectors show exhibit.






All the best,


SJS

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


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Thanks, Steve-Best time to use those shorebird stool is when the horseshoe crabs come ashore to mate. PROTEIN, ya know. Good looking bunch!
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Starting the cans. Working on head design



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Digging that can head Patrick. Cool seeing your style showing up more and more in your carvings.




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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benp wrote:
Digging that can head Patrick. Cool seeing your style showing up more and more in your carvings.


Thanks Ben
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Steve, arter looking at the before and afters on those mallard rehabs, I am still in awe of how well Golden Matte holds up, even after over twenty years of harsh treatment. The owner was happy with the rehabs. I did leave a note on one bottom--Take better care of your stuff as I may not be around in another 20 years!
Not sure the bodies would have held up if they were not Wiley!
Thanks again for the posting.
G
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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August is off to a good start, with waterfowl and shorebirds.

Pluggin' along painting these gunning drake Wood Ducks. Still have a ways to go.

Will post again when complete.













"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Perky little devils, they are! Holl I suspect you have somewhere to carry them in to attract squealers/Wink
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Thanks DecoyMonsterMachine.

I may know a place or two where The Acorn Eaters like to be.Wink


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Teal for the teal rig...

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, 2019, 6:10 AM
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Steve , I like that black belly. We had a good flight of them this spring. Their calls are so distinctive and melodic. One of my favorite shorebirds.

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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
http://www.hillmandecoys.com
Mullica Hill NJ
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Looking good Vince!

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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
http://www.hillmandecoys.com
Mullica Hill NJ
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Nice work pat. You must have one heck of a rig!

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I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird, or the shame when you miss.
http://www.hillmandecoys.com
Mullica Hill NJ
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jode hillman wrote:
Nice work pat. You must have one heck of a rig![/quote
Thanks Jode
I?m trying to build a rig.
This year it?s cans. Was hoping to make 2 dozen
Pat


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Different kind of workbench for me in a total foreign area of Kodiak Alaska. Not a picture of the actual workbench I am working on but this is one of the views I have








Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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Helluva view Ben
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Good morning, Patrick~


That herd of heads just won't stand still! Great work!


SJS

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


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Good morning, Ben~


A good work bench can never be too big.....


Congratulations!


SJS

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


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Good morning all,

Benp - I envy your workspace.

This one just came off of the paint bench after a scare - my 4 year old grandson discovered brushes, paint and the decoy and started "painting" while I was gone fishing. Fortunately, the brush was clean and the paint he found was my water cup.

Hollow cedar and bass painted with Traditions, self righting.

Joel



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Great bird, Joel!


Looks like your grandson headed you in the proper direction....


All the best,


SJS

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


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Steve Sanford wrote:

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That herd of heads just won't stand still! Great work![/size]

Thanks SJS
I wish I knew what you carver?s take for granted or forgot.
Would make the process a little faster!
Pat
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All~


Here are 3 more Teal from The Bench of George Williams



(sorry for the poor cropping - Picasa fought me all the way today!)







All the best,


SJS

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


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Thanks, Steve. Just putting the last sealer coat on after I get off here. More when they are dressed a bit more.Angelic
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Having a "busy" summer with family, travel, & grandkids, etc.; but still managing to get into the studio every once in a while to continue with a wood duck deadmount that I'm content to enjoy in small doses. Got a way to go, but finally starting to feel like I'm gaining on it.

This bird will eventually be double mounted in a diorama along with the wigeon I completed a while back. I have the background panel chosen;nevertheless, that will be another project in itself.






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.

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