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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:47 AM
Aligning the shank i find is impossable the shank is to long and wouldn't be able to fit it under the pillar drill .I just use hand eye co-ordination . so will insert the threaeded bar into the shank and use the pillar drill to algin the topper to .I will epoxy a buffal horn collar to the threaede bar into the shank . and fit the insert into the toppers. I suppose it would be easier to fit a nickel silver collar but prefer a buffalo horn collar .They always look much better when polished
Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:43 PM
Well I use a 10mm drill to form the holes in the topper but a quick pumping action when fully drilled seems to open the hole slightly although its still a tight fit. waiting for a 11mm drill bit to come I will try it when it arrives.
but a bit more progress on the interchangeable heads the mallard hen nearly finished trying to sort out the collar and it needs texturing .
Also started the drake spent a hour on it from blank but it quickly takes shape with a gouge and a saw rasp.
Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:56 AM
Always like the look of your waterfowl Dennis I haven't done a duck in a while your pics are giving me the nudge to start another one.
Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:22 PM
I second Marks thought. you are inspiring me to do another duck or eagle. Thanks for sharing the process.
Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:09 PM
3rd interchangeable topper started a flavorous duck .
the hen and drake mallard need painting all being made to fit on one shank using a nickel silver collar
The use of a 11mm drill bit helps to fit the screw joint and makes fitting easy
Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:16 AM
Googled flavorous duck, Cobalt. Came up with a whistling duck?
Mallards look great waiting to see with paint.
Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:33 AM
fulvous whistling duck pictre
dabbling and whistling duck oftern come under the same category
the pattern came from one of Bruce Burk books a well known American decoy carver
Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:39 AM
The grandaughter wanted to paint the fulvous duck so i will have to see what happens to it if i get it back?
so I will have to wait and see if I have to clean it up and repaint it if I get it back don't fancy my chances
So got on with a black bellied whistling duck for another interchangeable topper
The pattern is a Bruce Burk pattern. I think I prefer to make my own patterns seem to get more satisfaction from doing it
Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:51 PM
You have the skills to make those patterns and you do it well. Post a picture of what your granddaughter does with the topper. Maybe she will have her Granddads talent.
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