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xx   BIRD

The art and craft of making decoys. Photos show the basic steps involved in decoy carving. Also includes information on collecting antique decoys. Information on related books and periodicals included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 140, 224

Pretty pollys. Create eye-catching birds from paper, cardboard, and other common items. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 74, 126

Trompe l'oeil rooster. Made of paper and plastic foam. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 76, 133

Old decoys can be used for bookends or planters.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 46

Sanderling stick-up hunting decoy.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1996 (v.43#6) pg. 114

How to make papier-mache robins for a Bobbin Robin Wreath.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #63 Jun 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 29

The art of folk painting decoys. Includes pattern for painting a 15" sleeping Canadian goose. Decoy is purchased.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #67 Feb 1979 (v.6#7) pg. 45

Painting, decoupage, and woodburning techniques for decorating decoys. Project begins with a kit decoy.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #73 Feb 1980 (v.7#1) pg. 24

Paint a decorative "Snow Goose" decoy.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #83 Oct 1981 (v.7#11) pg. 33

How to carve and paint duck decoys. Instructions by master decoy maker Harold Haertel.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1976 (v.7#1) pg. 56

Pinecone duck is made by covering a duck form with an assortment of five varieties of pinecone scales.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1978 (v.9#6) pg. 30, 35

How to paint a folk art duck.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1978 (v.9#8) pg. 54, 76

How to carve wooden duck decoys.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 92

A patternmaker's carving tips, plus a portable carving kit for whittling wherever you are. Includes a diagram for a carving bench for larger carvings. Includes tips on carving miniature decoys.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 58

How to decorate duck decoy bodies with "feathers" of pinecones and dried beans.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 139, 200

Wood batik. A new way to stencil painted boxes and a duck decoy.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1980 (v.25#3) pg. 113, 178

How to make silhouette type goose decoys to stand in a field. Patterns included for a sentry silhouette and a feeding silhouette. Cutting diagram shows how to get 25 decoys out of one 4x8 sheet of plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #587 Apr 1977 (v.73) pg. 133

Duck decoy is decorated by covering with various seeds.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #631 Dec 1980 (v.76) pg. 49

How to make simple duck decoys as Christmas gifts.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #643 Dec 1981 (v.77) pg. 30

Make 25 goose decoys and stands from one sheet of 1/4" exterior plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66H

Make your own decorative game bird decoys.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #667 Dec 1983 (v.79) pg. 44

Mallard hen pattern, plus close-up photos of the carving done by Dick LeMaster.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 36

Mallard drake is shown in four positions (flying, landing, taking off, and front view).
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 30

Coot confidence decoy. Pattern for a coot (duck) and tips on carving a full-size decoy.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 36

Tips on achieving the right profiles for duck decoys, including sketches of both correct and incorrect head and body profiles.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Nov 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 42

Making bird feet for model birds the size of robins. The feet are made from wire and thread.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 36

Pattern for the Black Duck decoy. Front, side and top view given.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 38

Painting, the hardest part? Series of articles on painting wildlife models and carvings. Part 1. Includes a sketch of the feather detail of a duck.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 24

Here is an easy way to duplicate fine old-time duck decoys. Laminate 3/4" pine which has been rough shaped on a jig saw and band saw. Finish shaping with files, chisels, spokeshave, and sandpaper.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 26

Painting, the hardest part. Part 2. More suggestions on how to learn to paint wildlife models in a realistic fashion.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 27

Painting, the hardest part? Part 3. Tips on the order of applying the colors, mixing the simple colors, cleaning the brushes, etc.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 38

Lightweight field decoys.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.122#4) pg. 192

Bufflehead duck decoy built entirely of wood. Est. cost: $1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 104

Make a decorative duck decoy from laminated light and dark wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1976 (v.146#5) pg. 124

Scroll-sawn animal figures. Patterns included for reindeer, goose, duck, and bird.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 55

How to decoy ducks.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.35#9) pg. 52

A trio of stylized penguins. The 5" tall bodies are painted white. Painted black wings are attached to the bodies with wedges so the birds can stand up.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 86, Insert

Turning the wooden body, head and beak for a ruby-throated hummingbird ornament which is fitted with glass wings.
WOODTURNING #71 Jan 1999 pg. 19

Carving duck decoys from wood. Two techniques described.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 682, 685

Double ducks. Step-by-step guidelines for carving a beginner's decoy duck.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 64

Storkmania. Pattern and tips for building and painting a stylized stork figure almost 10-ft. tall.
WOODWORKER Apr 1993 (v.97#4) pg. 12

Duck decoys. Pine boards are preshaped and stacked (laminated) to form the body. A "Sureform" file makes quick work of the carving. Patterns for both a Mallard and a Red Head drake are included.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1977 (v.1#5) pg. 8

How to carve a least sandpiper decoy.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 30

Merganser decoy. Reproduction of a popular 1880's decoy is excerpted from the book "Woodcarving with Rick Butz".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 44

Duck decoys made from sawdust mache.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1963 (v.19#3) pg. 56

How to make your own decoys from granulated cork, hardboard and white pine.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1971 (v.27#6) pg. 42