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Eyes for bean corks
Replacing a few eyes on LL Bean mallard and black duck corks and am unsure what size and style to order. I'd appreciate any guidance.
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Good morning, J~


I use 10 mm black eyes on gunning birds that have dark brown eyes: most larger puddlers and Brant.







I buy mine from McKenzie's Taxidermy Supply; they are made by VanDyke's:



https://www.mckenziesp.com/I10BLK-P10740.aspx


Their dark brown is more accurate - but you'll only see the difference in hand.


I set the eyes in a water-based (Elmer's) wood filler so I can fair the filler with a wet brush before it cures.



All the best,


SJS


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


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Thank you, Steve. That's exactly the information I needed. Order has been placed.