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Duck Decoy carvers show

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There is a decoy carvers show near me happening this weekend . I am taking a group of Wildfowling guns that date from the mid 1800s (Enos James 8 bore) to a modern 12 bore Winchester .  I am still looking for a 4 bore to add to my collection . Its always fun to talk to folks at the show .

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The craftmanship of some of these carvers is beyond belief. Is there any chance of some photos of the exhibits, please?

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I had  the opportunity to watch one of these carvers in action once at a show. Amazing level of detail added to the work by some very very skilled hands, and a very sharp knife. The chap doing the carving was from the USA and was obviously less than impressed in what passed for enthusiasm in his work by one of the locals ...

The conversation ran .. "Blimey mate! It's gotta take ages to learn how to do that"

(Not even looking up from his piece of cedar and his Whittlin' Jack knife )  "Yup"

"I bet it's really hard innit ?"

"Nope. Ya'll just grab a hunk o' wood and cut off everything what ain't duck."

Muggins was still trying to work it out as he wandered off into the crowd again :lol:

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