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Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Just wondering if anyone had mad any of these out of plywood and how you did it?
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:28 pm

I have canada geese made out of plywood. We cut a piece into the shape of the body and a pice into the shape of the head and neck. Then we placed the neck where we wanted them to attach drilled a hole in it and put a bolt with a wing nut on it to attach them. That way we could fold the neck and head down to have different head positions and allow for safer transport.
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:08 am

what kind of paint did you use?
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby teaves2257 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:01 pm

I've never done this, but i would think coroplast (yard sign material) would work great. Be 10x lighter than wood. You could even get a sign shop to print out vinyl geese. Any goose you want, size, pre-cut.

( I dont want to go agaisnt forum rules, so if anyone is interested in this you can PM me for imformation to our sign shop.)
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:17 pm

That's a great idea im going to have to look into making silos out of signs
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby The Duck Hammer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:43 pm

A_Winnie wrote:what kind of paint did you use?


Matte Spray paint. White, Gray, and Black
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:03 pm

okay thanks im gonna try duck ones out of coroplast signs first and I'll post my progress
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby adv sask » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:44 pm

I used 4x8 sheets of black choroplast and also have made them out of agricultural signs. To paint I used krylon ultra flat and it worked well on the choroplast. I would recommend just getting stakes(replacement sillosock stakes) from the prairiewind website . Its ~$5/dozen and makes life a lot easier than making your own.
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:48 pm

Yeah I just cut some duck silos out of blank coroplast and the black sheets of coroplast came with stakes once I paint them they will be already to use
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:51 pm

Here they are just have to paint them
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Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:56 am

Good idea Winnie, post pcs after the paint job.

What kind of paint are you going to use?
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:50 am

Not quite sure yet I'll let ya know when they are done
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:41 pm

Basically all the way done just a few minor details and it'll be all ready
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:15 pm

Not a lot of detail... But I can bet that they will work! :thumbsup:
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Postby Botiz630 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:03 pm

That ought to do it. Looks great Winnie!
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:04 pm

I'm thinking the bills need to be painted and that would add a lot.
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:26 pm

A_Winnie wrote:Basically all the way done just a few minor details and it'll be all ready


Those are going to make desent silhouettes, I agree that the bill needs to be painted.
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:13 pm

I think i'll make a dozen of these in the next month. I'm liking the way these are looking.
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:47 pm

Yeah I didn't have the paint to put on the bill the other paint that was used was just left over sitting in my garage and yes I'm thinking about making a couple dozen they didn't take much time to make and cost about 1.50 or 3.00 to make a piece
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:00 pm

I think after the ellection I am going to round up some of the local signs to make some of these.
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:33 am

Yeah that's what I used was coroplast signs and that's a great idea i might collect some old politic signs too
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby WTRlabDOG » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:52 am

I'm currently making some geese. I'll post some pics when I'm done. I've found using these political signs is the best thing. I'm hoping to have them all done this weekend
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Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:32 pm

How did you outline the shape of the bird to cut out? Did you trace a pattern, freehand?
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby A_Winnie » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:27 am

I tried free handing it then ultimately I ended up going to google images and printing a picture off on two pages so that it would be bigger
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Re: Homemade Goose/duck silhouettes

Postby WTRlabDOG » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:48 pm

Heys guys,

Just got my paint tonight and ran into a problem. I'm looking for some stencils or wondering how to make the silo more realalistic.hoping to post some pics up this weekend. Any help be great
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