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  1. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    The cork decoy thread got me thinking and I shared a couple pics of my junker decoys. :l I'm not much of a carver but I try and I have fun. Who else carves vintage style decoys to gun over? Pic would be awesome if anyone would like to share.
     
  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    0303182020.jpg 0304180026.jpg Alots of these are patterns I've drawn and not so great, some are the style I changed to now. 3 or 4 of them are patterns from books.
     
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  3. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I once carved a Pacific Black Brant in an old style called "chip carving". It was a really cool bird. I can't post a picture of it because it sold to a collector after winning a ribbon at a decoy show. Wish I'd photographed it before it went to the show....
    But that was only one bird.
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I try to do my paddlers in the style of Horace "Hie" Crandall. He was a local carver who was around 1930- 1950s. Really simple bodies, but he took a lot of time in the paint jobs.
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Think you could post some pictures of your MALL, AMWI, scaup and cans??
     
  6. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Some of those decoys are extremely crude first attempts at carving from 1993, I would be embarrassed to show them but they still float in my spread at times. :l I will try to take and post some pic of others though.
     
  7. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    You might want to find a copy of
    Wildfowl decoys of the Pacific Coast- MBF Publishing
    in interesting reference for you all on the left coast, for sure. Good history of decoy making and makers.
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Nothing to be embarrassed about there, those look really nice from what can be seen.:yes:tu
     
  9. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I will try to find a copy of that. So far I haven't found much from the west coast that I have really liked, maybe that will have some that catch my eye.
     
  10. Prairiebirder

    Prairiebirder Refuge Member

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    DSC_0003.JPG Billy Bob, those decoys are far from "crude" DSC_0003.JPG . I've been carving for quite a few years, but have neither the talent or patience to produce anything beyond crude working decoys.
     
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