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What's on your work bench? September 2019
Not on my work bench but on my trailer. I modified the guide cleats on my BBIII. As originally installed, both the anchor rope and the leading edge of the bow, was getting abraded. I added a piece of stainless steel tubing to provide a larger radius for the rope and a wear surface for the boat hull.

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

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Huntindave McCann: Sep 1, 2019, 4:42 PM
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Dave~


Nice, rugged solution !


Here is another rehabbed Mallard From the Bench of George Williams. Mr. Williams made this bird back n the last century....






All the best,


SJS

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


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Thanks, Steve. If you click and enlarge, you can see a pellet hole behind the eye. Have not yet repainted the bottom.
Makes me happy to see used stuff come back for rehabilitation, especially the Wileys.
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Painted and keeled some unfinished Duncan Ducharme 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

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Something a little different on a woodie.... tweaked the head a little and some artistic liscense w the paint.



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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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Good morning, Pat~


Sweet birds!



On those tall-necks - do you reinforce with a dowel up through?


All the best,


SJS

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


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Beautiful work by everyone again this month

Mr Hillman
I hope my wood ducks look half as good as yours.
Beautiful craftsmanship and artistry







jode hillman wrote:
Something a little different on a woodie.... tweaked the head a little and some artistic liscense w the paint.


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Steve - these are decoys made by Duncan Ducharme in the 1960's. I did not carve the just painted them. Mr Ducharme did dowel all his heads.

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: Sep 4, 2019, 4:35 PM
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You guys blow me away. My bench consists of repainting/ touching up my plastic Decoys.
They are not works of art by any means but I use the limited talent to my best ability 😉
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Pat Gregory wrote:
Steve - these are decoys made by Duncan Ducharme in the 1960's. I did not carve the just painted them. Mr Ducharme did dowel all his heads.


...and he apparently felt compelled to prove that you can fit a square block into a round hole.
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Jode -

The artistic license is what makes your Decoys so unique, and appealing.

Two thumbs up on The Acorn Eater & September Duck.


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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This one has been a long time developing, but the process was enjoyable all the way through.
Started back in February at the start of the extended goose season, and completed just this week.
"September Surprise - Lick Creek Oxbow" :





Birds are full size and overall panel size is 31" x 36"
Lots more pics & info at the web address below.


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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Bob, I've been following along on facebook. Amazing work, all I can say is you are creating family heirlooms and somebody is going be enjoying this long after you are gone. Please take the time to attach an envelope with your write up on the backside of your artwork. My Mother had a few things put away, yet when she passed, only a couple of us older siblings even knew what significance some of those items had to her and the family.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Mr MLBob
Beautiful work!!!
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A+ Bob, Great Work!!!

Tom
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Some really fantastic work this month already. Always motivational to see what others are doing.




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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Vince Pagliaroli wrote:
Jode -

The artistic license is what makes your Decoys so unique, and appealing.

Two thumbs up on The Acorn Eater & September Duck.


Best regards
Vince


Thanks Much 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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My bench is at the resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. It has been very hot, after Dorian headed up the coast. And all the normal vacationers cancelled, we have had the place to ourselves. Easiest drive down on Wednesday, and places are empty. Since we can only get so much sun each day, I brought some work with me.

My paint bench:


And some completed work....Buffleheads and Old Squaw


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Good morning, Dave~


Beach, Butterball and Bills - now THAT's livin' !


I don't recognize the very nice Buffleheads, though - your birds?



All the best,


SJS

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


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Steve, the Buffies are from blanks from Bob Romstadt (BrDecoys) on FB. They are heads and bodies I ordered. Have done a couple dozen including these. More assembled at home for myself as I sold my rig already! As my skills improve, I sell off and make new. Never ending cycle I fear. Needs to stop for now though. Boat is paid for and season is soon.

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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Nothing is on my bench, because I just started building it...

For the longest time I've wanted a wall length workbench with storage and that project has finally bubbled to the top of the list. Because it will double as a compound sliding saw station I'm having to build it deeper than say your typical cabinet which is 24". It will be 32" deep or thereabouts. Since the depth is going over 24" using plywood is out of the question as the number of sheets needed would be absurd. Instead I'm taking advantage of my shrinking stack of bleacher boards and making it from them. I'm also taking full advantage of the wood walls by using pocket screws to attach the vertical dividers. This is not being built like a typical kitchen cabinet. I'm winging it to say the least. As you can see from the below pictures I've completed the base and vertical dividers. The base is taller than your typical cabinet toe kick because I want it to look more like a built-in so I'm using the same baseboard as the rest of the shop. The verticals are constructed by tongue and groove. The left side of the bench will be five sets of four drawers. Due to the astronomical cost ($70 per pair is the cheapest I found) of 32" bearing drawer glides I'm going old school with waxed hardwood runners. With 20 drawers it is the only way to go. I can't justify $1400 on drawer glides for pete's sake. Hopefully in the next week or two I'll knockout a cabinet to go on the wall above the cabinet. Then it's time to make the bench top.

Eric









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Good morning, Eric~


Great project - and a coincidence. I, too, plan to build a long bench for a new sliding miter saw (I'm planning on the Milwaukee). I keep putting it off because of other projects, etc. Mine can only be about 12-feet LOA. And, although it'll have a top row of fairly shallow (~4 inches) drawers either side of the saw "well", most of my lower space will hold all the short lengths of good lumber that a decoy carver/boatbuilder just cannot toss into the stove.


I will watch your progress with great interest!


All the best,


SJS

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


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Beautiful workbench, Eric. Judging by some of the equipment in the first pic, it looks like you have dust collection down to a science as well.

You need to post one of those 360 pans of your entire operation someday for us to marvel over.


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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Steve & Bob

Thanks. I'll try and get more pictures as construction moves forward. The dust collector is just wall d?cor right now. I still need to run ductwork and am waiting for the workbench to be completed. With it comes the need to move some machinery so I'll have to figure out where everything goes after the workbench is done. The ductwork and building a garage door (I can't get AC until I have a door to keep the cold air in the wood shop) are all that I lack to consider the woodshop complete. After that it will just be refinements.

Eric
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Dave- those Buffies are looking good!


Great South Bay
West Sayville, N Y