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Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by sdkidaho, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator

    Jan 2, 2006
    Once upon a time there was a great thread with a lot of demos in it. With the Refuge changing hands a few times and photo hosting services coming and going and changing, we've lost a lot of knowledge.

    If you have some talent and can create a demo, please feel free to post in the forum so others may learn, and drop a link to that thread here in the Demo Sticky so we can keep track of them.

    Here are a few from the past that still had pictures. If you know of an old thread that has a good demo in it, please let us know and or copy the link for it here in this thread.

    Burlap Demo:

    Bufflehead Demo Part 1
    Bufflehead Demo Part 2

    DEMO: Putting Detail into the Bill my way
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  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Missouri
    I have always used double sided carpet tape to prepare the bird for its profile. I have always been afraid that I would hit a metal object and mess up my band saw blade.
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  3. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator

    Oct 26, 2000
    Nothing Permanent Yet
    I have two jigs/ for the bottom profile and one for the side. I cut my rectangular block, then use the side jig to draw the bird on the side of the block, then turn the block on it's side and cut that profile. Then I lay the block flat, put the bottom jig on the top, tip it forward and draw the bottom outline on the front, then tip it back and draw the outline on the back, then cut it out. No need to reattach anything for cutting.
  4. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    Central Kansas
    I cut the side profile, then use 4-6 dabs of wood glue on the top piece to glue it back on the body, putting the dabs around the edge of the pattern so it bonds to portions of the body block that will be carved away later. Let it sit for an hour, then cut out the plan form. The top can then be broken off with no damage to the body block before putting the 'high-lines' on the body block and proceeding to carve.

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