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Re: foamer process 201

Postby duckslayer727 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:50 am

woodduck31 wrote:I just saw this question about eyes. I almost always use 11mm eyes for just about everything except for the jumbo divers, they have 12mm eyes. I also use 14mm eyes for turkey and swan decoys.

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Re: foamer process 201

Postby woodduck31 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:40 pm

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Re: foamer process 201

Postby duckslayer727 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:23 pm

woodduck31 wrote:I'm having trouble keeping up with these forum questions. We've had to move our shop out of our garage, initially because our neighborhood nazi decided we couldn't have a business in our home, but we really needed the room anyway. Now I work in a real shop away from home for the first time in 28 years and no internet access. We are making about 800 foamer decoys a year now and will be adding about 2000 dozen full body plastic wigeons that we will be painting starting in august. I don't think I'll be on the internet much in the future.

I know something of neighborhood Nazi's too. Great to hear your moving forward and doing somehting ya love! Good Luck, and remember to never lose what it is that makes you enjoy what you do!! :thumbsup:
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby woodduck31 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:51 pm

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Re: foamer process 201

Postby alanwebfoot » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:04 pm

after looking at these it's BACK to the drawing board for me ,I just made about 60 foamers but not with that kind of detail,the dremel looks like the difference
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby woodduck31 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:52 pm

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Re: foamer process 201

Postby BenelliVinciShooter » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:07 pm

Woodduck, these decoy as the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I am new to carving, and I hope to become as good as you someday. But I waswondering if you could post some type of template, or measurements, to give me a shape to cut out of the foam. If you would do that it would really help a beginer out. Thanks
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby Dave Speer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:21 pm

BenelliVinciShooter wrote:Woodduck, these decoy as the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I am new to carving, and I hope to become as good as you someday. But I waswondering if you could post some type of template, or measurements, to give me a shape to cut out of the foam. If you would do that it would really help a beginer out. Thanks


I just started doing foamers myself and two things:

1) on my first, I just took a decoy and traced an outline from above on paper, yes your outline will end up a touch too big but it will give you a decent shape for cutting out the foam, and then you can thin it down as you carve.

2) I visited my library and they had a book by Richard LeMaster that had templates but I don't remember the name, also I found a book called "How to Carve a Duck Decoy: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners" by Brian McGray that was helpful and had a single template in it for a mallard...

Honestly if you can get your hands on any pattern or just trace a decoy you already own, a lot of your questions will answer themselves once you start!
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby woodduck31 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:29 pm

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Re: foamer process 201

Postby alanwebfoot » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:09 pm

I'm sure I saw this very talented mans website today and it was unbelievable to say the least .It inspired me to sell ALL my plastics and start over on the foamers I've got!!!
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby TheHorseMallard » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:02 am

where do you get large quantities of this foam for cheaper that the ridiculously priced foam at the crafts store?
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby duckslayer727 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:09 pm

TheHorseMallard wrote:where do you get large quantities of this foam for cheaper that the ridiculously priced foam at the crafts store?

Go to you local home improvement store, you can get sheets of 4'x8' 2" thick foam for around 20 bucks, one sheet makes a LOT of blanks.
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby wlgorman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:35 am

I cant find the 2" thick foam anywhere. I settled for the 1/2 in thick sheets and glued 5 together. On my 4th foamer now.
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby DuckinFool » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:11 pm

Do you have pics of any honker dekes you may have done? Dude this is jaw dropping impressive. :thumbsup:
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby woodduck31 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:11 pm

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Re: foamer process 201

Postby DucknGoodTime » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:48 pm

Came in to have a look at the threads again before I start getting ready to do my foamers and Woodducks posts are all X'd out. Shame, was really great info for the DIYrs' who can't afford the hand made ones out there.
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby Botiz630 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:02 pm

Anyone know why woodduck X'd out the thread? And why I can't send him a PM?
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby ncbufflehead » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Botiz630 wrote:Anyone know why woodduck X'd out the thread? And why I can't send him a PM?
maybe he got the boot :huh: i thought body language decoys was a sponsor but they're not on the sponsor list
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby duckslayer727 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:30 pm

ncbufflehead wrote:
Botiz630 wrote:Anyone know why woodduck X'd out the thread? And why I can't send him a PM?
maybe he got the boot :huh: i thought body language decoys was a sponsor but they're not on the sponsor list

Knew I shoulda gotten his personal email, he really is a great help for someone doing their own deeks.......
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby 716 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:18 am

Seems like it was a great thread, but I never got to see it. Did anyone save it that could PM it to me? I often save useful web pages as PDFs in case the content is removed, hoping someone else did this here.
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Re: foamer process 201

Postby rabbitdundied » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:45 pm

cannot see the pics :help:
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