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On the Bench in 2021

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  1. sdkidaho

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

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  2. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    Well, someone has to be first. Two buffleheads started in 2020 and finished in 2021. One was to replace one lost in Dec. and the other one to increase the rig to 6. Hollow pine, basswood heads, oils.
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  3. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for breaking the ice.

    We have been building woodduck/goldeneye boxes lately. They are much easier to install from the ice than from the boat. So not much carving as a result. But will be getting back in the game soon.
     
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    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm at the painting stage of a Solitary Sandpiper and once that is done I may take a 2 or 3 month break and build a flintlock for which I've had the parts for the last 35 years. If I don't build it now it never will get built.
     
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    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, I cut up a sheet of 4” cork today. Three bird Bluebill rig, three bird Bufflehead rig, ruddy duck, black scooter, and 6 coots. You gotta look hard but they are in there. My band saw blade is t sharp enough to cut out heads yet but this group should keep me busy for a while.
     
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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Lookin’ good, get a new bandsaw blade.
     
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    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    This is interesting.
    Does cork have its own unique smell when you cut it? I've cut several flavors of wood but never cork.
    I know. Silly question but its what I do.
    An old timer told me that sawing oak smells like buffalo farts. :)
     
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    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    I don't remember any particular smell with the bottle cork but the black cork had a little more pungent odor to it.
     
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    Neighbor Guy Elite Refuge Member

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    No real smell to tan cork. The black cork has a smell similar to burnt coffee grounds.

    I did manage to get 14 heads traced out on blocks and drilled the eyes and necks. The only saw blade they had in town was an 1/8” 14tpi. I will give it a try tomorrow. I prefer 1/4” 6tpi they just seem to last longer and not get burned out as fast.
     
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    MLBob Senior Refuge Member

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    Happy New Year. We're still hunting here, but finished up that gadwall deadmount tableau and have a diver series going now. IMGP5555 (3).JPG
     

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