Where to buy cork mallard dekes?

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  1. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    My decoys are made from Sugar Pine and are hollowed out to 3/8”. I used flat marine enamel to paint and would never consider flocking. They work well enough, they don’t need flocked.
     
  2. copperatiosu

    copperatiosu Senior Refuge Member

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    I'd consider flocking foamers but would be borderline sacriligous to Flock a cork or wood bird.
     
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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I could have posted that myself (except for the "marine enamel" part).
    By the way, making your own decoys is definitely not the way to acquire cheap decoys. After you buy good wood or cork, epoxy, good glass eyes, paint, sandpaper, sealer, and Dull Cote....not to mention a bandsaw, Foredom tool, a dozen different bits, Exacto knives, etc., you'll have enough dollars in one decoy to buy a 6-pack of the good commercial plastics.
     
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  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Why would a guy want to cover up the work he did carving by flocking over it? :scratch
     
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    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I know guys who get 400 bucks a piece for gunnin blocks.

    Callin Fowl, if you ever make it up north to hunt with me, we will do hand carved rig hunt.
     
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  6. Fsbirdhouse

    Fsbirdhouse Senior Refuge Member

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    You can answer that by telling my why they are painted then?
    If they are centerpiece decor in the house...yeah.... but working decoys?
    I flock mine in part to eliminate shine.

    I suppose if your aim is more art than strictly realism...then I understand.
    And I understand individual taste if pursuing tradition
     
  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, hand carved decoys with flocking aren't what I would call traditional, nostalgic or heritage. More like as was said earlier, sacrilegious. Flocking is for plastic or foam decoys, not to cover carved detail or the raised wood grain the block develops as it gains experience. My decoys are carved to be similar to gunners of 80-100 years ago with a bit of my own influence added of course. The only power tool I use is a bandsaw to cut out the pattern. They would look a bit strange flocked. :l
     

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  8. Fsbirdhouse

    Fsbirdhouse Senior Refuge Member

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    I understand. No ....flocking isn't traditional.
    They are pretty. I'd be afraid to use them in the field
     
  9. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    ............Yup, you’re right, but it wouldn’t be as much fun.
     
  10. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I really like that barrows!! Awesome blocks sir!
     

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