February Workbench

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Re: February Workbench

Post  Eddie Kershaw on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:01 am

Davey Welsh wrote:Like that Broadie Larry!

I've been busy as shit at work so I haven't made much progress with my workbench. Today I finished burning the bills and got the eyes set. The bird on the right is already sealed and ready for primer, but I may shorten the bill. For some reason it looks too long for a mallard lol! Hopefully tomorrow I'll have the time to get the other 3 finished and sealed. So far I like this rig. Nice and thick tails and wooden dowels in the heads, they should be very durable.


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The bill on a mallard can range anywhere between 2 1/4 " to 2 1/2" so I would check its length before I decided to cut it down mate.

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Post  george w on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:23 am

That is a simple matter of measuring, and creating a ratio--If you have a specimen, measure the length of bill and compare to length of head, then do the same with the deke--Chances are, though the distance will changs, the ratio will not--If the bill is for example, 3/4 the length of the head, then the deke bill will be the same, also. Exclamation Wink

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Re: February Workbench

Post  Davey Welsh on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:02 pm

I usually leave my bills long when I cut the head on the bandsaw, that way I have extra wood on his nose in case I make a boo-boo. I think in this case I just forgot to shorten the bill up. I'll fix him today.

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