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Working on my first

Postby Mean Gene » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:37 pm

Since I had the head done I decided to keep going on my first cork/wood decoy. It's difficult right now without the full use of my right arm, but I'm doing what I can without hurting myself. Since I can't lift or pull with the right arm I can't use the draw knife. I can see where that would lessen the body shaping time dramatically. Oh well, just had to take my time with the Foredom. Obviously have a ways to go yet, but here's where I'm at right now. No bottom board on this one, but I think I'll drill a couple holes from the back of the tail into the body and glue in 7/16" dowels. I'll do a bottom board on the next one. Fixed head position. To put the head on I inserted two 7/16" dowels in the bottom of the head and glued them into holes in the body. I also applied 5 minute epoxie to the bottom of the head and clamped it. After everything was dry, I wrapped it all in with Apoxie Sculpt and feathered it in. Haven't done the finish sanding yet.

This would be a lot easier, and go a lot faster, with two good arms. LOL!


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Re: Working on my first

Postby Ringneck » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:28 pm

Fine looking bird Gene :thumbsup:
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Re: Working on my first

Postby Swanny » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:48 pm

Looks like you've got some good company back there
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Re: Working on my first

Postby Duck Nasty » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:00 pm

looking great
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Re: Working on my first

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:07 am

Looks good, does Uncle Si help out around the shop ?
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Re: Working on my first

Postby Mean Gene » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:57 am

MassDecoyCarver wrote:Looks good, does Uncle Si help out around the shop ?



No, but he can sure startle a fella. :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Working on my first

Postby sprigpig1 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:56 pm

Looking good Gene
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