Looking to try to carve a decoy

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by skimerhorn, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    By all means, do it. It allows you to duck hunt 365 days a year, at least it does me. Whatever you carve will work and you will enjoy seeing birds come in to you own creation.
     
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  2. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    The drum sander bits. I use gouges to get basic shape and dremel to fine tune. Sawzall or hackzall work great to rough shape also. If you don't have a dust collector set up, wear a respirator.
     
  3. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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    Find someone local to help you learn. No matter where you live within a reasonable drive there is a decoy carver.
     
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  4. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Do you have a particular species in mind to start out?
     
  5. slayer73

    slayer73 Refuge Member

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    you could always start out doing foamers. They are cheap to get into and minimal tools are needed
     
  6. killerv

    killerv Senior Refuge Member

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    find someone local, it will save you a lot of time, money, and grief...and your first birds will be so much better than if you hack at it by yourself for the next few years.

    Whatever you do...don't cut out a bunch of blocks at first, do one at a time. Complete one, then go on the next improving on the previous.


    I'd advise you to skip the foam route, if it gets you into carving, more power to you, but my opinion I'd start with cork or wood.
     
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