Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Share tips and ask questions on all types of duck decoys. Including working, classics, collectable, and carving decoys.

Moderators: HENDU3270, Remman, DUKHTR, fowlhunter

Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:48 am

This is the final phase of the project, the comparison from old to new.

I used the original decoys to match colors and to draw and cut the various paint templates.
Keep in mind that all of the colors and paint on these (except the bills) decoys are straight from spray cans 'off the shelf', both Krylon and Rust Oleum.
I tried to get as close as I could regarding colors and shades, the hen may be a little dark, but I think they'll hunt !!
Attachments
SDC10021a.jpg
here are 2 original LL Bean mallards, loaned to me by my brother
SDC10022a.jpg
side view comparison of the drakes, old and new
SDC10020a.jpg
side view comparison of the hens, old and new
SDC10023a.jpg
here are 2 original LL Bean Mallards, and the 3 new ones
MassDecoyCarver
hunter
 
Posts: 730
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:15 am
Location: Franklin, MA


Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:51 am

The drake tails look super crisp and great.
Amazing work and really nice to see the evolution of them from the old....
Inspiring
"I've been left for dead before but I'll still fight on, don't wait up, leave the light on, I'll be home soon"
Chris Smither
User avatar
Slack Tide
hunter
 
Posts: 4928
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:06 pm
Location: On the northeast corner of the southwest side

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:58 am

Thanks Slack !

(now I can finish the bathroom project !)
MassDecoyCarver
hunter
 
Posts: 730
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:15 am
Location: Franklin, MA

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby quackshot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:23 pm

Very nice job
quackshot
hunter
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:26 pm
Location: S.C.

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby Baymen Moe » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:58 pm

Fantastic job. Look like brand new Beans for sure. I'd be proud to hunt over those. :thumbsup:
Baymen Moe
hunter
 
Posts: 1235
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:41 am
Location: South Shore, Ma.

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby FowlOffspring » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:10 pm

Damn, those look spectacular. :thumbsup:
FowlOffspring
hunter
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:26 pm
Location: St.Helens Oregon

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby The Duck Hammer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:34 pm

Those look great. I wish I could hunt over decoys like that. :thumbsup:
“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on” - Theodore Roosevelt
jaysweet3 wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

That's how I got a 13" pecker.
User avatar
The Duck Hammer
hunter
 
Posts: 3707
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:27 am
Location: NW Arkansas

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:12 am

Make him an offer hammer.....
"I've been left for dead before but I'll still fight on, don't wait up, leave the light on, I'll be home soon"
Chris Smither
User avatar
Slack Tide
hunter
 
Posts: 4928
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:06 pm
Location: On the northeast corner of the southwest side

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:31 am

Thanks Guys !
Once I rig'em they 'll go into the bag until next fall, now it's on to the next project,...motion decoys

I received a pair of Feeder Mallards yesterday that I bought on E-Bay. They are Avery GHG Pro-Grade. I am very impressed with the size and detail on these ! It'll seem a shame to cut a couple of big holes in them for the weasel balls.
I must admit that Iam a bit of a stick-in-the-mud about using old cork and handmade decoys,..but these are really nice ! (It's been a very long time since I've bought any new plastics)
MassDecoyCarver
hunter
 
Posts: 730
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:15 am
Location: Franklin, MA

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:03 pm

Slack Tide wrote:Make him an offer hammer.....

I would but I dont think I could afford them.
“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on” - Theodore Roosevelt
jaysweet3 wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

That's how I got a 13" pecker.
User avatar
The Duck Hammer
hunter
 
Posts: 3707
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:27 am
Location: NW Arkansas

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby Ringneck » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:21 pm

Been following all the repair threads you posted MDC.....very nice work.
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

-Albert Einstein
User avatar
Ringneck
hunter
 
Posts: 1572
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:28 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:14 am

Thanks Ringneck, doesn't compare to your work, but I keep trying !
MassDecoyCarver
hunter
 
Posts: 730
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:15 am
Location: Franklin, MA

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby Ringneck » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Dude...you know I'm a natural born hacker and always will be :biggrin: I struggle just to make it look like a duck most of the time.
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

-Albert Einstein
User avatar
Ringneck
hunter
 
Posts: 1572
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:28 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby FowlOffspring » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:01 pm

Ringneck wrote:Dude...you know I'm a natural born hacker and always will be :biggrin: I struggle just to make it look like a duck most of the time.

:lol:
HA! Yea right man, you make the best looking decoys that I have ever seen in my life.
FowlOffspring
hunter
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:26 pm
Location: St.Helens Oregon

Re: Repairing Old Cork Decoys - Phase 5

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:11 am

second that !
MassDecoyCarver
hunter
 
Posts: 730
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:15 am
Location: Franklin, MA


Return to Duck Decoy Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests