Category: Used and Out of Print Books


Each Kit $75.00 of all three $200.00

by Charles Murphy


Kit 1

Complete, full-size plans, templates, and paint patterns for making six different decoys – white fronted Goose (specklebelly), Atlantic Brant, Black (Pacific) Brant, Barrow’s and American Goldeneye (Whistler) drakes, and Goldeneye hen- with head-position variations, step-by-step instructions, lists of materials, tools and supply sources.. plus a painting guide with full-color photos showing top and side views

Kit 2

Complete, full-size plans, templates and paint patterns for making six different decoys – Greater or lesser snow goose (blue phase snow same pattern), Redhead drake and Redhead duck – with lifelike head position variations, step-by step instructions, lists of materials, tools and supply sources, and a survey of decoy literature.. plus a painting guide with full-color photos showing top and side views.

Kit 3

Six full-size plans with dozens of variations in head positions, complete with instructions, paint patterns for duck and drake, and list of tools, materials and supply sources for the construction of Canada Goose, Mallard, Scaup, Pintail, Canvasback and Wood Duck Decoys

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  Book 1 – Discusses woodcarving materials and techniques and provides detailed instructions for carving a pineapple, sandpiper, whale, loon, letter opener, and key chain ornament
Book 2 -Discusses wood-carving tools and techniques, and provides plans and detailed instructions for carving wall hangings, mirror frames, clocks, game boards, and decoys
This is a set of 2 Books for $12.00 by Roger Schroeder and Paul McCarthy
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$25.95 EACH

Include patterns, Reference Photos, Measurements and book III only has some Painting guides

Reference Guide to Waterfowl I 

includes patterns for Green Winged Teal, Blue Winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Wood Duck, Pintail, Hooded Merganser, Canada Goose.

Reference Guide to Waterfowl III

includes patterns for Black Duck Drake, Bufflehead Hen, Ring-necked Duck Hen & Drake, Lesser Scaup Drake, Oldsquaw Drake and American Wigeon Drake.


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Out of Print Book

Master every technique you need to tackle a wide range of projects: choose the right woods and tools; make sketches or dummy models; carve in relief and in the round; explore pierced relief and applique; learn how to strengthen fragile forms and deal with unexpected splits and knots; shape bowls inside and out; and choose a finish that will complement your carving. Techniques and projects are shown with practical step-by-step photography – you’ll also find a directory of wood finishes to complete your projects in a variety of ways, depending on the wood you use. Using the techniques you will learn in The Wood Carving Bible, you will also find instructions to make all kinds of carved projects; salad servers, a trinket box, an elegant fruit bowl, a pumpkin-shaped box and a floating duck decoy.


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Wood carvers understand the feeling of satisfaction, ease and higher quality of carving that comes when using a well sharpened, honed and polished tool. In a process handed down from his grandfather, Jim Watson explains and illustrates sharpening techniques for numerous woodcarving tools and knives of various sizes and shapes including pocket knives and kitchen knives. The necessary materials for proper sharpening are listed and discussed with methods for reconditioning and making your own new knives and tools as well as information on resurfacing the sharpening stones. By following Jim’s instructions and adding a little practice and patience, everyone will be able to achieve and maintain a superior edge, as keen as the piece of steel will allow.

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By David Mohrhardt

includes measurements of

Length, wing, tail, bill, tarsus, middle toe, eye size

drawings of

red tail hawk, scaled quail, northern bobwhite, mountain  & California Quail, ring necked pheasant, greater Prairie Chicken, green heron, purple Gallinule, roseate spoonbill, american avocet, killdeer, greater yellowlegs, red knot, solitary sandpiper, sanderling, semipalmated plover, laughing gull, herring gull, mourning dove, great horned owl

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by Richard Barney

  • A History of Handmade Knives
  • Safety Starts with your State of Mind
  • How to Make a Knife by the Stock Removal Method
  • Making a Sheath
  • Making a Knife at the Moran Forge
  • Alternative Sheath-Making Method
  • How to Make a Knife with Hand Tools
  • Flat Grinding
  • Soldering the Guard
  • Solderless Guard
  • Hidden Tang
  • Applying Scale Handles
  • Mirror Polishing
  • Tools
  • Materials
  • Knife Design
  • Source of Services and Materials
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Duck Stamps art of service of Conservation by Scott Weidensaul

Duck Stamps and Prints the complete Federal and State Editions


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By William Powell

This comprehensive guide will teach you what color is, how it works, and how to make it work for you in your paintings. Includes in-depth information on color theory, important properties of color and light, and the fundamentals of color mixing

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By Andy Engel

Used Book but like new

This book clearly reveals all the elements required to build stairs, both indoors and out, including the basic layout geometry, proper construction techniques, materials, tools and safety. It covers housed-stringer stairs, combination stairs, bullnose steps, winders, and various styles of newels and railings. Includes detailed explanations of joinery and finishing, and discusses working around problems and considerations for building outdoor stairs.

Hundreds of color photographs and clear illustrations.

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