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Class Etiquette

1. Never use another woodcarver’s tools without his or her permission.

2. Do not attempt to guide, critique or instruct another student unless asked to do so by the instructor.

3. Do not ask another student for instruction. Ask the instructor.

4. Give as much advance notice as you can when unable to attend a scheduled class. […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments|

About Reference Materials

Unless you have a live bird that will stand still while you measure it as if to fit it with a tailored suit,

you must use the most reliable pattern books you can find. Pat Godin is the most authoritative source on the

anatomy of a wide range of waterfowl. Overall I have found Pat […]

By |December 17th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments|

Current Online Course Schedule

Current Online Classes – EST

Tuesdays – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Basic Beginners – Weekly Classes – (Paid by $85.00/month)

Wednesdays – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Carving the Working Decoy – (Paid by the 12 week course. – $350.00)

Thursdays – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Carving a Decorative Floating Decoy […]

By |September 8th, 2014|BLOG, NEWSLETTER|0 Comments|

The History of Decoys – (Wikipedia)

“Prehistoric waterfowl hunting.
Wild waterfowl have been hunted for food, down, and feathers worldwide since prehistoric times. Ducks, geese, and swans appear in European cave paintings from the last Ice Age, and a mural in the Ancient Egyptian tomb of Khum-Hotpe (c. 1900 BC) shows a man in a hunting blind capturing swimming ducks in […]

By |August 16th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments|

Tupelo Wood

Tupelo Botanical Name

Tupelo is known by many names-black gum, sour gum, water tupelo, pepperidge swamp tupelo, bay poplar, olive tree, swamp gum, tupelo gum, cotton gum, and yellow gum. Historically, lumbermen and foresters have insisted on calling this tree gum; however, a gum fluid has never been associated with the tree. The title of […]