First corker finished

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First corker finished

Postby Mean Gene » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:06 pm

Well, almost. I still need to burn a signature into the keel and apply the varnish, but I have to get my branding iron first.

First carved cork body/wood head decoy for me, fully flocked.



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Re: First corker finished

Postby Duck Nasty » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:44 pm

Looks great gene. Amazing work esp for 1 arm


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Re: First corker finished

Postby nitram » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:17 pm

Wow, there's really some talented people around here. :bow:
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Re: First corker finished

Postby Ringneck » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:54 am

Looks good Gene. He'll get the job done on the water :thumbsup:
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Re: First corker finished

Postby Slack Tide » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:42 am

Ooooooooooo-K....now I get it.
I swore you said that it was going to be a Wood Duck back when you started...I didn't understand the Scaupy body...
Looks good.
How do you compare the process of foaming? How do you compare durability of the two?
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Re: First corker finished

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:58 am

Looks nice !! (now make a whole set !!)
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Re: First corker finished

Postby Mean Gene » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:47 am

Slack Tide wrote:Ooooooooooo-K....now I get it.
I swore you said that it was going to be a Wood Duck back when you started...I didn't understand the Scaupy body...
Looks good.
How do you compare the process of foaming? How do you compare durability of the two?



Different carving for this one for sure. When I get the use of both ams and can get the draw knife going it's going to make life a lot easier and quicker. The sugar pine head carved easily...tougher than foam, obviously, but not bad at all. The Foredom does real well on the cork, although you need to be much more aware of the possibility of kick back. As for durability I would thing the cork/wood will be around long after the foamer dies.
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