This is the most complete book on how to make hunting decoys ever written. You are taken step-by-step in great detail through the making of eighteen different decoys, literally covering every aspect of the art. It is like having fifteen of the finest decoy carvers right in your own workshop, coaching you every step of the way including design, carving, painting, floating and rigging. Hard Cover
A comprehensive book from one of America’s most successful carving teachers. Painting instructions for over 40 species of waterfowl, with various painting techniques are explained with the aid of step-by-step illustrations. Fine color photographs of the finished bird carvings and close-up details
The book is designed to open flat while being used, and the texts point out important details to be observed. The heads of waterfowl drafted in intricate detail. Exact specifications regarding head thickness, eye color and size, and the fine points of the bill from top, bottom, and profile views. Four patterns are included for each bird: full-sized, 1/2, 2/3 and 1/4 of the actual size.