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Anyone remember a carver named Don McKinley ? Vince or George????

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Anyone remember a carver named Don McKinley ? Vince or George????
All~


For our Shorebird display at the 50th Annual LIDCA Show on March 5, I am trying to nail down more info about one of the carvers. I think I recall Don McKinley (maybe McKinlay?) from the old US National shows. We will have a Golden Plover carved by him - but I do not know (or recall) from whence he hailed.


Anyone know his hometown? (Maybe in Canada?)


Thanks!


SJS

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


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Steve, Unfortunately Don McKinley has passed away. He was a very talented shorebird carver and also gave carving seminars. A friend of mine and his wife attended one which lasted a week and everyone got to carve and paint an avocet. He also spoke at carving meetings. I attended one and it was very interesting. One thing he stresses was that painting a shorebird well required a very smooth carving ; "as soft as a baby bottom" were his words! Larry Appleton of Guilford Ct has some of his carvings. His # is 203 415 2197.
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Sandy~


Thanks so much! Do you happen to recall where he was from?


All the best,


SJS

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


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I checked with several people, but didn't get a definite location. Someone said L I , but someone else said Kent Ct. His longtime partner, Carol Kinney, also a carver, now lives in Virginia. If I get more info I'll contact you! Stay well, Sandy
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Steve,
I think he was from CT. maybe Old Lyme. Like Sandy said Larry would know. Send me a PM and I can give you Larry's number.
Pete
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Glad you provive that info, Captain! Hey \, does that lab in the avatar have a cowlick or is he sprouting horns?
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Hi Steve,
I talked to him a while ago but don't recall where he lives. He carved a few shorebirds for us a while ago, when Gene owned the Company...pre-96.
I still have the patterns and molds but haven't had the time to fire them up.
Later partner,
Lou
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Championship Wildfowl Carving. 3mpetition, representing skill ... Don McKinlay, Madison, CT. Hooded Merganser ... grouping of Decoy Carving Woods,.

Found this with a quick Google search. As I recall, I talked with him at Westlake.
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Good morning, Lou~


Good to hear from you. Thanks so much for the information. I just got up to make some "table cards" - which we use to ID the decoys, artwork and gear at our LI Decoy Collectors Show - so your note was very timely.


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All the best,


SJS

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


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You, Sir, are a better Googler than I !


SJS

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