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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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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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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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2020 #90,#91, #92, #93 $8.00


# 8,  26, 42, 47, 60, 66, 67, 68, 70,  72, 80, 86, 87, 88



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$4.00 each or 5 for $15.00


#162 (Carving Fieldfare, Carving Little mouse ready to leap, Celtic line & Knot Patterns, Leaf Face relief)


#154 (Angelfish shoal on Coral smoothies, Marc Cotterill in profile, Commerson’s Dolphins, carving and painting a red backed shrike, )

#155 (Clamity Control how to avoid making mistakes, Sunken Greenman relief, carve and paint Abyssinian Roller, )

#157 ( Tudor Gothic Panel, Leaf-inspired Design, Welsh Lovespoon, Carve and Paint Colors Northern Lapwing. )

#158 (an Introduction to Chip Carving, Classical Shell dish, Marvellous Mallard Duck Stick Head, Passenger pigeon Basic Carving and paint colors)

#159 (Celtic Snowflakes, Carp Swing Through reeds relief, Hare in the ferns relief, Band sawing in two profile form)


#149 (Snuffles the hedgehog carving, carving a shell, carving a red grouse, old carving tools good or bad buy?)

#152 (Horse head-part one smoothy, Oak leaves and acorn, Cherry Greenman, Maple Leaf Pin)

#153 (Viking Reindeer, Horse head – part two, 5 essential Knife techniques, carving and paint a wood pigeon, Mouse letter opener)


#142 ( Carve a Koi Carp, Carving a Bonsai Tree, Carve & paint an Indian Pitta, eagle wall plaque, Surface finishing Scraping & Sanding

#143 ( Carving a Traditional Welsh Lovespoon, Lime leaf with frog & sleeping mouse relief, Carving a seating hare, Carve & paint a Brambling, Tommy the Tortoise Carved)


#130 (English Rocking horse, carve a snipe, carve a angelfish, running Hare carving, Art Deco Stone Sculpture)

#136 ( African Elephant Calf carving, Dolphin Relief Panel, Technical Know-how carving the cheetah, Grape leaf bowl, How to carve a cock pheasant


#122 ( Carve a Strolling Cat on a wall, carve a world cup Rugby Player, carve and pyrograph a Hippopotamus, )

#124 (Carve a Netsuke Cockerel,  Learn the basic rules of Stick making, Stone carving your own rocky ruins, )

#125 ( carving Sculptural lips, carve a deco gecko in stone, carve a Buzzard, Pyrographing eyes and nose, )

#126 (carve a groshawk , relief titanic boiserie, Ocean Storm sculpture)


#112 (how to shape and carve eyes, Stylised Dove, Carve a Beakhead, carving in relief part 1)

#113 (How to carve a greater Spotted Woodpecker from a sweet Chestnut Burr, carving in relief part 2, how to establish perspective in relief carving, leaping trout stick, )


#106 (Relief Flower Panel, Learn to Carve a Winter Robin, Chip carve a Rosette on a plate, Techniques to Restore your carvings, Relief to Bronze, )

#109 ( Carving Frog on a lilypad, Carving Salad Servers, How to Carve Wading Birds, Turn, carve and gild a Dolphin Tazza, )

#110 (Carve this fun Broody Hen, The Five fundamentals of Chip Carving, Wave Carving , Carve your own female form, Carving gloves)

#111 (How to achieve the perfect cut, How to carve a folk horse, Carve Christmas Choral mice, Carve our three Christmas Characters, Carve a Fume a Celtic Cross, )


#102 (Carving Blue Tit, Chris Pye carve a green Man, Relief Fish on a Dish, Duck head  on walking stick.


#73 (Carving a beautiful arctic tern,Paul Sivell makes a public Sculpture from a London Plane Tree, Lines of Wisdom showing age on a carved human face, How to chip carve an icicle ornament,

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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.

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

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

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.

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,









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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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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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In this book, Bob addresses the artistic and creative elements of fish carving composition. He examines 16 carvings, breaking down each one and identifying different design elements.

He explains the ideas behind the carvings and offers tips on good (and Bad) composition choices. 16 pages of color photographs. 20 pages.  By Bob Berry

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Learn how Bob Berry paints. He has successfully painted with tube acrylics for more than 30 years. Learn his techniques for hand brushing, airbrushing, and how he uses them in tandem. Bob’s painting is based on primary, secondary and intermediate colors. With tints, shades, metallics, iridescents and pearlescents. 17 pages Spiral bound.
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