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What's on your WORK BENCH - May 2022

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What's on your WORK BENCH - May 2022
Just finished up a ringbill drake last week, and working on the hen now.


















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,
As always, nice. Smile

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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Bob ~


Great job on your Chestnut-collared Pochard!


BTW: In a "Beginning Ornithology" program I give locally, I include Ring-necked Duck among "Worst Bird Names Ever" - along with Red-bellied Woodpecker and Sharp-shinned Hawk.



All the best,


SJS

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


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That newly completed ringneck cork gunning pair out on the water with an older one.The hen seems unimpressed with the posturing of the drake Sly














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
Beautiful
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I'm impressed Bob, beautiful.





Oxford, CT
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Good morning, Bob~


Three grand postures - each a spectacle in and of itself!


Here's a Spoonbill From the Bench of George Williams:






I've been working on a whirlwind of projects - but just picked up this charming pair of Shelldrake on Long Island - via member Frank Zamp. They were carved by Helmuth Rich - a carver from Patchogue.






Both Drake and Hen show the work of Old Man Time. I will show my rehab - as it happens (slowly) - in a separate post.






Another friend left me with this nice Mallard - missing only one key feature.






All the best,


SJS


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


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We got word that Grandchild #9, due in October, will be a boy.
I felt that an appropriately colored duck call was in order, and turned this one in the shop a few days back:






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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MLBob Furia: May 31, 2022, 12:04 PM