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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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Step-by-step instructions and patterns for hen and drake canvasback, redhead, and bluebill cork decoys. Plus how to carve the head, set the eyes, and make a keel.
By Mark Costilow


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Step by Step instructions for a full size Decorative Carving . Detailed Patterns, Paint Schedules, Reference Photos, Feet and leg Construction.


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Start-to-finish instructions and pattern for a lifesize merlin plus how to make your own eyes.

by greg Woodard & Kurt Robinette

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By Russell Martin Jr with Lonnie Dye

8 Step-by-step instructions and detailed pattern for creating a lifesize hooded merganser drake. Plus paint swatches for exact color mixing and both airbrushing and handpainting tips.

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Workbench Projects – Eastern Bluebird by Laura Lucio. Step-by-step workbench project for carving and painting a life size Eastern Bluebird. Includes pattern.
this book is out of print
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By Jamie Welsh

Step-by-step instructions and paint swatches for carving and painting hen and drake decorative canvasbacks. Lifesize top, side, and front view patterns of both the hen and drake.

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Step-by-step instructions and patterns for carving and painting the goldeneye drake, goldeneye hen, and pintail hen. Included are color mixtures and paint swatches plus insight from Michael Harde.

By Michael Harde


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Step-by-step instructions, patterns, and paint swatches to create an American goldfinch. Plus detailed feather patterns and How to make a daisy and bud.

By  Victor Paroyan


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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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Back Issue of UK carving magazine $4.00 each or 5 for $15.00



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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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$12.95 Each (most of these are used but in great condition)

Summer 1990 Molding Leaves, Soft Feathers Texturing, Sketching Birds, Carving a Low-head Green Winged Teal, Marbled Godwit Painting Instructions.

Winter 1993 King Penguin part one, Hen Green Wing part three, Pumpkin-seed Sunfish part one, Bird Carvings in Japan, Larry Hayden drawing parallels between painting and carving.

Summer 1993 Creating the Curve making the third view from a two-view pattern, A shore thing Carving and painting a trio of Dunlins, Mallard Tail Curls part one, American Avocet a close-up view of the graceful Shorebird

Fall 1993 Mallard Tail Curls part two, Painting Notes on the Common Loon, The Northern Cardinal, Feathered Friends making holiday gift items, Mr Jim’s Pintail carving a shooting stool Cajun style

Spring 1995  Avian Anatomy, Carving a Fiddler Crab, Creole Carvers, Flight School Ernie Muehlmatt creates a group of prairie falcon chicks, Smooooth Oldsquaw painting demo illustrates creating texture with paint.

Summer 1995 Wood Duck Head part one, Cinnamon teal family part one painting the hen, Ducks in the balance hollowing and weighing a working decoy, Heads up part one

Fall 1995  Wood duck head part two, Heads up part two, Cinnamon teal family part two painting drake, Hot times and cool tips burning tips and techniques, Bob Brown Carving in context and painting Techniques

Fall 1999 Decorative Tundra Swan Part one, Hunting Decoy Part Four, Feather Close-up, Atlantic Puffin Project Part Two, Miniature Wild Turkey Part one

Spring 2002 wood duck family by Bill Veasey with pattern, Hen Puddle duck Painting, Article on Green winged Teal reference

Winter 2003 Notes on the Carolina Paraquet, Red-breasted Merganser part one, making side templates, Ruby-throated Hummingbird project

Spring 2003 Red-Breasted Merganser Texturing, Warbler Reference, Varied Thrush Painting, Green Jay & Habitat, Painting Realistic Bills

Summer 2003 Red-breasted Merganser part three, Mountain Bluebird Painting notes, Northern White Cedar Brant Carve the decoy, Miniature Waterfowl Sculpture

Fall 2003 Painting 101 translucence, Yellow-throated Warbler Part one, Black-bellied whistling duck bust part one, Color Values part one with keith Mueller, Red-bellied woodpecker painting notes and pictures, Northern White Cedar Brant part two

Winter 2004 Paint the evening grosbeak with pattern, Yellow-throated Warbler part 2 shape the bird, Pintail Hen and chick with pattern, Black-bellied Whistling Duck Bust painting the head, Canada Goose painting information, measurements and pictures, Raptor eyes make your own

Spring 2004 Yellow-throated Warbler Part 3 texturing, Painting Hen Head feathers, Feather Study carve a wood duck side pocket grouping,  Bluebird Pair Carving with Ernie Muehlmatt

Summer 2004 Yellow-throated Warbler Part 4 painting, Western Tanager Painting notes, Snowy owl pictures, pattern and measurements, Northern Shoveler Drake carve and paint a hunting decoy, service class northern Phalarope part one shaping, detailing hen head feathers

Fall 2004 Phalarope painting, Kingfisher carving, Yellow-throated warbler part 5 painting continued. Artistic Design and composition part one keith Mueller

Winter 2005 Shoveler Hen part one, Carving a Kingfisher part 2 painting, Eastern and Western Kingbirds pattern, paint colors and measurements, Painting a Drake Redhead

Spring 2005 Painting a Shoveler Hen, Lewis Woodpecker Painting Notes & pattern, Painting a Drake Wigeon

Winter 2006 Carving an American Robin on a Base of Cedar, Painting Drake Canvasback, Eastern Gobblers reference, Carving Miniature Pintails

Summer 2006 Northern Oriole Painting notes, Pied-Billed Grebe part 1, pattern and color guide American Kestrel , Ring-necked Hen Decoy carve and paint, legs and feet of the purple Gallinule.

Winter 2011 Painting notes Cedar Waxwing, Back to Colorado part three rock carving, Saw whet Owl, Brown Thrasher pattern & reference

Fall 2014 Paint a woodcock, carve two different grebe species, texture a bufflehead part two, Rough-legged hawk reference

Spring 2018 Black Duck Decoy is easy to carve, American Crow Paint, Hand Painted Kingfisher

Winter 2019 Pileated woodpecker Painting, Cork Mallard Painting, Sharp shinned Hawk carving, Trumpeter Swan carving, Mandarin Drake Carving

Summer 2019 A Bufflehead Tweener carving, Roseate Spoonbill reference, Habitat for a common redpoll

Fall 2019 Hooded Oriole Painting, Sanderling Carving & feather painting, Cork Mallard, Bufflehead Tweener Painting, Purple Martin reference

Summer 2021 Painting Notes Cactus Wren, Black Duck from the Jersey Shore part one, snow Bunting, Painting a Cork Pintail Hen, Downy and Red-Headed woodpeckers as decoys


YEAR 2000 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Yellow-shafted Flicker painting notes, Carving open Pintail Bill, Roseate Spoonbill carve and paint, Head Lines a new application for some time tested methods of marking, Scarlet tanager photos and painting notes, tertials step by step, Gray Phase Screech owl Painting, Roseate and common tern, miniature wild turkey part two, decorative tundra swan part 2, female northern Cardinal painting,

YEAR 2001 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Carolina Wren Carve & Painting, Yellow Rail painting notes and pictures, texturing a black duck, Painting pintail hen feathers, Carve Gadwall decoy head & body, Great Horned Owl Part one carving, part two painting, Carve and paint goldeneye decoy, American Wigeon part one, Lower bill attachment

YEAR 2002 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Wood Duck Family , Painting a hen puddle duck, Green winged teal painting notes and reference pictures, Semipalmated Plover carve and paint, Contemporary Pintail carving, Painting Mallard Hen, Red Phase ruffed grouse photos and paint notes, American Wigeon part two painting, Gadwall decoy painting, Northern Goshawk  painting notes, photos and measurements,

YEAR 2007 (SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER) Sharp-shinned hawk painting & measurements, A Swan Decoy, Yellow Warbler painting, Elf Owl measurements, painting notes & photos, Autumn Harvest , Out of the wood wood duck carve and paint, red-winged blackbird photos, measurements and paint notes, Carving & Painting Wigeon Drake, Babies make three , Dark-eyed junco paint notes, measurements & pattern, Rear View Owl part one, Willow Ptarmigan paint notes, pattern & photos, red-breasted Nuthatch  paint notes, measurements & pattern,






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Wildfowl Carving Magazine started an annual tradition when it published Competition 1988, the first-ever look at the best of the best from the years top carving shows. In the decades since, Competition has featured photographs of the most amazing wildfowl carvings you can imagine.

These are some of the Back issues

$15.00 Each or 2 for $20.00

1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010,




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Back issues $12.95 each

Volume 2

Volume 5

Volume 6

one only Whittling magazine Special Edition 2014 used $9.95

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By Real Cloutier

Woodcarvers learn every step necessary to carve two large whales, the Sperm and Fin, through 120 color photos and detailed carving and painting instructions. Patterns are also provided for the Blue, Humpback, Right, and Grey whales. Sophisticated tools are not required for these projects, and the patterns are designed to place details of large whale anatomy proportionately in each project. A gallery featuring finished carvings is provided.

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Sea Ducks, Whistling Ducks

Full color manual offers easy to follow, step by step painting instructions for 18 birds.

By Joe Ferebee Jr

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Power Carving Instruction for the Beginner, Complete Step by Step Instructions for Carving and painting an Eastern Bluebird, Pygmy Owl and Least Sandpiper

by Tom Baldwin

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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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By Denny Rogers

A visual study offering the most comprehensive reference drawings on the majestic bald eagle-down to each feather-that can be infused into your carving creations.
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LeMaster’s classic reference, covering in beautiful detail the habits, appearance, and behavior of 27 species. This volume graces the tables and libraries of countless North American birders, hunters, and biologists. It is an edition for the ages, and for you.

By Richard LeMaster

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