Making wood decoys
An expert craftsman shows how to turn out your own classics-coveting everything from selection of wood to finishing stains and lacquers. Step-by-step instructions for every project, plus insider's tips and clear illustrations make carving easy -- even for beginners.
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Woods for Decoys
Design Copying and Stylizing
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abrasive bandsaw barbs basic beautiful Bill Dehos bird block Blue-wing bluebill bufflehead burning butternut by Keith Canadian goose Canvasback carving chisel clamps close-up color contour coping saw cracking decoy carvers decoy makers decoyists diving ducks dowel joint drake by Keith drake—sides drawing drill press drum sanders feather borders feather texturing feathering detail flexible shaft glass eyes glue lines gluing gouge grain Greater scaup Harold Schopf head hollow hollow-body decoy Hooded merganser IIlus Illus illustration 138 John Eriksson keel Keith Bridenhagen knife laminated layers look mallard Mallard drake method moisture content natural finish one-piece painted decoys pattern pieces pintail puddle ducks realistic decoys Ruddy duck sanding shown in illustration side view simulate smooth solid species stained sugar pine surfaces Surform tools teal drake technique tertial thickness Thomas Herlache tion top-view Vermiculations vise weight white cedar wood decoys wood duck woodworking wormy butternut