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Re: 2.0 custom carved turkey decoy
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 05:21:08 PM »
man that is awesome  :bigup:

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Re: 2.0 custom carved turkey decoy
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2012, 06:59:57 PM »
Ugh.  The more I work on this, the less I think it will be ready by this weekend.  That will be okay.  We'll just use 1.0......but I REALLY want my youngest boy to have the first kill over this decoy.

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2012, 11:27:27 AM »
I like the way the stain turned out for me.  Looks like a good base color to start out with.

I've still got quite a bit of  burn work to go on the other side though.

I just couldn't help but jump forward on this side, and see how it would turn out.

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2012, 11:40:19 AM »
I think you have to work through an have it ready for him  :bigup: Looks really good.

Just curious... what are you doing for the head?
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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2012, 11:56:27 AM »

Just curious... what are you doing for the head?

I have a taxi rubber head I will put on it for this weekend just to get a kill with it, if I can get it set up.  Its not an option for a long-term answer, because it is too small.

Other than that though, I'm going to be carving a head and a tail out of other pieces of basswood.  They will be detachable, and will be stored inside this body when I hinge and foam it.

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2012, 03:56:05 PM »
Looking really nice Vince.
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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2012, 10:14:03 PM »
Lookin good! At 20ft you might not tell the difference between it and the real tom :duck: I think 2.0 is success already in the bag :gunsmilie: ~Andre

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2012, 02:16:26 AM »
I was pretty worried about the tail turning out the way I wanted to!  NO worries now though!

I've done a little burning to match the tail to the body since I took these pictures, but here is the tail from start to finish.  Started this evening, and ending here in the early morning.

The black marks aren't mess up's.  They're places where I've learned I can get the job done a lot faster smoothing things out by burning, rather than switching back to the carving tool, and then back to the burner. 

I'm very happy with the way this turned out.  I think I captured the three dimensional look as good as I could have hoped for. 

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2012, 06:10:11 PM »


Looking awesome Vince. It should bring you some great luck this spring.


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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2012, 10:46:23 PM »
I am not believing this, I just now found this post, Vince I am really impressed, I can't even imagine how hard that must be. Great job buddy. :bow: :bow: :bigup: What ye gonna be selling them for? about $20.00 bucks? :hysterical:

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2012, 12:56:24 AM »
 :wav1:  Glad you found me Crawdad!  Must have been my screen name change!  You would have never clicked on a thread before if you knew it was me!   :hysterical:   :gitrdone:

I won't be making anything like this for anyone due to the danger involved in using a decoy, but I told a local feller he might be able to talk me out of it for $2,500.   :hysterical:

THAT was before I finished the second side, and made the tail though.  I might have more hours in it than that when I'm done.   :hysterical:

AKA........this one's not for sale.    :1eye:   :duck:

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2012, 02:05:18 AM »
Parker you can't be telling me that's a lot of work now right? :hysterical: Lookin good :2up: I might try one after I'm done doing my goose :no: A goose is big enough for me! :sweatdrop: Now put some paint down on that sucker! :pot: ~Andre           Oh, by the way, I've never made a bird that I didn't clean up with the burner quote: "the black marks". When I post a few of the things I'm working on, you'll see those marks for sure
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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2012, 02:52:04 AM »
I started work on the head and neck tonight, and took it to the point of about being finished with a rough carve.  I think I will probably be able to use the wood burner from here.  I may do a little more carving if I need to though.  I'm not sure how the eye area is going to go, so I left that part REALLY rough for tonight. 

I'm VERY happy with how it is going so far.  I wish I would have started working on something like this a LONG time ago!

The first picture is of my oldest boy helping me hold up all the parts for a picture.

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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2012, 05:33:06 AM »
Can you pick up some eyes from the taxidermist or pull them off a toy I'm want ot know how it tast looks good
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Re: 2.0 custom carved custom turkey decoy
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2012, 09:41:40 PM »
Great job Vince!! :bigup:

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