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  1. sdkidaho

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

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    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:
    http://refugeforums.com/threads/burlap-demo-by-safetyman.239105/

    Bufflehead Demo Part 1
    http://refugeforums.com/threads/buffleheads-bandsaw-demo.322683/
    Bufflehead Demo Part 2
    http://refugeforums.com/threads/bufflehead-demo-part-ii.327023/

    DEMO: Putting Detail into the Bill my way
    http://refugeforums.com/threads/demo-putting-detail-into-the-bill-my-way.217851/
     
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  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    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

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    I have two jigs/patterns...one 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

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    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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  5. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I use double sided carpet tape and have for years. I use sugar pine to carve, once the two pieces have the profile and top profile penciled on I separate the two blocks of wood and put 3 drops of Elmers along the length of the bird then I take the top half of the bird and place it carefully on the bottom. I then separate the two a router around each circle on the top and bottom and then glue the two halves together and saw and carve the bird. After I have finished carving, simply stick a chisel and pop them apart and hollow out. The reason for the routering is that when you pop the bird apart there is no chance of splitting your bird. I have done this for more than 40 years.
     
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