What is your preferred wood for decoys. And average size in length and width. Thank in advance
Thanks for responding I am contiplating carving a couple for my pops and cousin. Got the painting thing down doing jigs and spoons. I guess my other nieve newb lingo question would be what is meant by a "worker" deke or "swimmers" "gliders" trying to paint a mental picture. And assumptions just need to know if those assumptions are correct
I use either white cedar that I acquire locally or western red cedar that I purchase at a building center. I have used walnut in the past but its too difficult to get where I live. As far as size goes, I generally just do whatever I feel like. Most are atleast 8 inches and larger with panfish being a little shorter. width I try to stay between 3/4 to 1 1/8 (body) as I don't like making them any wider than need be. Height I try to stay proportioned with length.What is your preferred wood for decoys. And average size in length and width. Thank in advance
I wish you could have been at yesterday's meeting Jason. Mike Holmes gave a great discussion on balancing a decoy and putting the weight in. Kober was there learning too.A lot of top decoys carvers and myself put the eyelet in before we add weight the best swim for any decoy is to put the eyelet at the front edge of the front fins then weight and balance for the eyelet. I know Maurice stiff does it this way also.