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  1. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    What is the wood?
     
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    I used a sheet of 1/4” plywood underlayment for the silhouettes. The cheap mahogany veneer from Menards, they call it a utility panel. $15 or something like that.

    64 silhouettes works out to be just shy of $0.25/bird. (Not 3-dozen each like I thought, I miss counted)

    That’s going to change in a real hurry when I start adding in the cedar 2x4’s I purchased for the arms of the v-boards. That was a kick to the groin.
     
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    You guys out east have Cicadas, I have the 4-year maple seeds. I swept before I started on these today.

    I have to move the lawn mower to get to my table saw and since I had to mow the lawn this afternoon it only made sense to work on the arms for the first dozen birds.

    I can see how you can very quickly add several dozen birds to a spread using these.

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    I should finish up the first dozen bluebills tonight. Then test fit them tomorrow.

    For those keeping track, (2) Cedar 2x4’s at $25/each and half a 2’x2’ plywood panel so $10 worth. Plus hardware, so we are up to $6.07/bird at this point.
     
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    Love the silos on them. Those drakes will really pop in the sun.

    Looks like you need to lighten the color of the arms. I had to paint mine gray to somewhat hide them.
     
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    I appreciate the feedback. Everything I have ever seen or read said black. But they sure seem visible to me. I was thinking more battleship grey or earth brown would be a better bet after seeing these in the water.
     
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    I sprayed mine with the Krylon gray primer. I got a tip from a guy that said to look at the color of the water you hunt in and match it. I wish I was as smart as him. :doh :l

    Can't wait to see them with blood on them. I think you have inspired me to pull out my rig of Brant V boards and do maintenance.
     
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