LL Bean Cork Repair

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  1. rscholl

    rscholl Senior Refuge Member

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    I have an LL Bean cork goose with a broken tail. I have a large piece of the tail to glue on and then I will fill the cracked/missing areas.

    My question is - should I burlap the entire decoy to strengthen it?

    If anyone has any experience burlapping dark cork please let me know how it turned out.

    Thanks!
     
  2. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    Steve Sanford over on duckboats.net probably a great source of info on your repair. Always posting on there about loads of corek herters he repairs/paints.
     
  3. Back2Maryland

    Back2Maryland Senior Refuge Member

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    My friend is a professional decoy carver on the shore. I had him repair and "refresh" my LL Bean goose decoys last year and he used a mixture of cork dust and glue to fill in any of the voids in the aging cork. I believe he re-sealed them as well. Any broken tailboards were cut out and replaced.

    Steve Sanford is an excellent source of info like duckbuster said. Here is a link to one of his tutorials http://www.duckboats.net/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=252449;search_string=bean;#252449

    B2M
     
  4. aka quackshot

    aka quackshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Here is a picture of a couple of Cabelas cork decoys I repaired. The tail was broken off on one and the breast was broken
    off on the other. I squared the areas off on the bandsaw to get a good clean surface and doweled and epoxied on a new piece of black cork and re shaped. Mr Sanford was very helpful and also sold me a block of cork for the repair. herters cork repair.jpg
     

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