Hey....Who Carves???

Discussion in 'Decoys & Decoy Carving' started by Aythya, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    Just want to know who out there carves their own blocks... cork, wood, foam, or cowpies (some may appreciate that one<img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">)? I know of a few on here that carve, but wondering if there are any closet carvers. Let's see some work. I've not been at it that long, but have about 17 under my belt. Just when I think that I'm going to start on a puddler or two, I see another diver that I'd like to take a stab at. Next stop... maybe a pair of hoodies, just for kicks. I just finished painting these two and have two more (a pair of lesser scaup) that are in the process of getting some paint. They'll get a keel soon. I can't wait til tomorrow so that I can pick up some tupelo and start working on some more heads. So.... C'mon, let's see some dekes! And yeah, I know, there aren't any Barrow's here....just wanted one.<img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">

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  2. Joe

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    Jason,
    Nice looking decoys. I saw them on the Refuge. I don't post there anymore.

    The buffie is great. Add a little bit of grey to the bill color. A wash of raw umber after the paint has dried and then wipe off. I know you know that and will tweak the bill color. I think mine are a little too blue as well. I will adjust the color as well.

    I'm working on a tan cork drake mallard now. Still in the carving process. Will post when he is all done. gotta have some park ducks done so I can hunt something before the real ducks show up in November. Then its nothing but divers!
     

  3. Ducksdemise

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    I carve. been carving for about 2 yrs now.Here is some pics.
     
  4. Woodie1187

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    Jason
    You know that I carve but some of the other folks might not. My avitar is a GE that I carved and here I also do foam and burlap birds. The two photos below are of a pair of foam and burlap mallards and the second is a cork Can I did.
     
  5. teach

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    I hunt what I carve. Some look great and others, well, they just look like cow pies. Been carving for about 5 years mainly cork, but some bass or tupelo birds
     
  6. pitboss

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    Aythya... good looking birds.


    i carve some myself. i think brant is what i enjoy shooting most over my own stuff along with the pleasure of adding fiends carved brant to my rig.

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  7. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    Hey Pit... how'd you get that ice on them to look so real??<img src="/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> You have any shop pics of divers...<img src="/images/boards/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> I have seen many a photo of yours... tutorials... but only ever seen puddler pics from the shop. What's the matter, you don't like divers....<img src="/images/boards/smilies/crazy.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/crazy.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  8. pitboss

    pitboss New Member

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    your looking for divers being carved?


    have some red brested's out there now heading for NJ and a bunch of single scoters in the works...







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  9. pitboss

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    some teal...



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  10. pitboss

    pitboss New Member

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    swan cut out.....








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  11. pitboss

    pitboss New Member

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    some cans 2004.... cork and wood tails








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  12. pitboss

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    cans 2001... a few changes from back then, bodies some but most noticeable to my eye is the change in head profile.


    that sleeper is a favorite of mine year after year and gets floated everyday we gun divers.

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  13. pitboss

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    we do decoy a few of them too...






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  14. Aythya

    Aythya Active Member

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    Thanks for the pics, Jeff. Man, those swans are SICK!! What are the dimensions of those.... look like a whole sheet on top and bottom. Definitely no way to maximize cork when you make those, huh? Where was the final destination on those hoodies? If I remember correctly, some were heading for donation? One of my favorite looking birds...if you get the itch to donate one my way, let me know....<img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> Or I could just have you send me one for a small fee.<img src="/images/boards/smilies/idea.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> Let me know...
     
  15. BrianZ

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    Nice pics everyone. I am working on my first, a bluebill. I'll post up a pic when I'm done. This carving thing is like crack--addicting after just one try.