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Hand Carved Ducks and Waterfowl by Rick MIgnano

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Above is a great video on duck carving. It is a gentleman named Ed PearceI. He does a nice job of taking you through the process of what is involved in carving. Enjoy! The Wooden Bird how to carve duck decoys, tips and videos  art gallery

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Would you like to try your hand at carving ducks? Here are some good places to start. 

Lots of new How to videos on my Pinterest page. Check it out. 

 How To Carve Duck Decoys, Tips And Videos

What you will need to get started. 


A book or someone to learn from, or both. 


A rough out body. You can find a great selection at http://www.jaymescompany.com or http://www.sugarpinewoodcarving.com

Both have everything you could want.

Don't forget to buy eyes for your duck. 


You can buy an inexpensive set of acrylic paints at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. It will probably include some brushes. The books I've listed about will give you specific brush types. 


You will need a Dremel type grinder. 

Here is a good enough battery powered one for under $25.00.

Dremel 7300-N/8 MiniMite 4.8-Volt Cordless Two-Speed Rotary Tool Link: http://amzn.com/B003TU0XFUDon't worry you can spend hundreds on grinders if you get the fever for carving. 


You will need a woodburner.  Don't get the soldering iron type. You can find a selection at either of the two online sites I mentioned above. 

Some great books on carving waterfowl...with links to Amazon.


Waterfowl Carving with J. D. Sprankle 
by Roger Schroeder et al. 
Link: http://amzn.com/0811730948


[Workbench Projects: Decorative Canvasback Pair (Wildfowl Carving Magazine Workbench Projects) by Wildfowl Carving Magazine et al.]
Workbench Projects: Decorative Canvasback Pair (Wildfowl Carving Magazine Workbench Projects) 
by Wildfowl Carving Magazine et al. 
Link: http://amzn.com/1881982424


Wildlife in Wood 
by Richard Lemaster 
Link: http://amzn.com/0809273365


Decorative Decoy Carvers Ultimate Painting & Pattern Portfolio - Series One 
by Bruce Burk 
Link: http://amzn.com/156523216X