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On the Bench in 2020!

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  1. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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    I have not experienced fuzzing issues with bass. Smooths out nicely or as nice as cedar with 80 or 120 grit. Rare that I even use 120 though.
     
  2. midcoasthunter

    midcoasthunter New Member

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    Just wanted to give an update on the painting. I finished up the Bluebill and started working on the Mallard. Definitely not an easy task.

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  3. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    He looks great.
     
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  4. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice.
     
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  5. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Senior Refuge Member

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    I am a big fan of the bobtailed look on divers. Well done.
     
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  6. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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  7. Woodduck31

    Woodduck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    Not much decoy work going on in the shop these days. This is what we do most of the time now. These are gift card boxes for weddings. We’ve sold over 10,000 of them in the last four years. I officially retired in January but I wouldn’t notice since I’m making boxes nearly every day I’m not fishing. I get paid in fish. Caleb is a fly fishing guide on the Henry’s Fork. Our decoy days are behind us now but I have about 16 more to finish by fall. We make all our boxes out of pine. These are blue pine, I love the look of diseased wood. I just help Caleb now so he will have income during the winter months. One box takes about an hour to complete and will pay more than one finished decoy. This is what is on my bench these days and this is what we do the rest of the time. 91FB4B9C-7071-4D3B-B784-DCB43602790F.jpeg 90EC585C-E575-4827-A495-D3F7E43DC74A.jpeg
     
  8. rhpierce

    rhpierce Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice brown trout!
     
  9. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    My first shorebird decoy, a black-bellied plover. Carpet tack eyes, relief carved wings. This one will go to my sister and I'm sure will not be the last. She couldn't get to the shore with us this year so I'll bring a little of the shore to her.
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  10. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Senior Refuge Member

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    My blackduck project is moving along. Did the bodies on the relaxed ones today. Still need bill details and sealer. But they are moving in the right direction.
     

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