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Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by Neighbor Guy, May 20, 2021.
Those will fit in nicely with your cork birds.
What is the wood?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.