Decoy Duck

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Project by Andrew Boyce posted 03-09-2011 10:28 PM 2879 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch VIDEO

My first, and as yet, only decoy duck carving. She is a female mallard and is carved in European Lime.
There are more pictures on my website and there are more images on Flickr

Its not up to competition standards but I learned a lot from doing it!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 10:52 PM

Niice job! Pretty good for the first one.


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#2 posted 03-10-2011 12:21 AM

Well if you didn’t mention the “standards” , I would have given it a Blue Ribbon !!
The details in carving and then painting , are absolutely incredible in my book : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Andrew Boyce

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 12:49 AM

Many thanks for the kind words TJ and Dusty..

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 02:15 AM

Wow. European’s must be nitpickers…that’s awesome

-- Steven

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 02:37 AM

Great Carving! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 02:45 AM

A great looking carving, I marvel at the detail.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 03:58 AM

Beautiful carving! I’m impressed.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 03-10-2011 04:00 AM

She’s a beauty

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#9 posted 03-10-2011 04:57 AM


That’s one wonderful duck! Great carving. Thanks for posting.


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#10 posted 03-10-2011 07:47 AM

Hey Andrew,
Very life like…well done.

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#11 posted 03-10-2011 08:08 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Many years ago I used to collect decoys. Are you familiar with the Ward Brothers? I would have been very happy with your decoy in my collection.

-- Frank, Hagerstown, Maryland

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#12 posted 03-10-2011 12:36 PM

That is awesome! Looks more like a duck than a real duck!! One of my cousins used to make duck decoys. The NRA wanted him to supply them for some kind of awards or something, can’t remember just what they wanted them for. He turned them down, didn’t want to have to produce a lot of them on a tight schedule and meet deadlines. I can’t say I blame him, I turned down the opportunity to write professionally for the same reason.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 03-10-2011 03:48 PM

Like all things in nature, the beauty is in the details. You should be very proud of your work. Keep us posted on future projects.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#14 posted 03-10-2011 08:23 PM

Fantastic work and a real pleasure to look at.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-10-2011 11:56 PM

Very nice work. Great job on the finish.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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