|Dave Kober Decoys - In the Workshop - Forming a blank|
|Here fishy, fishy!!
Everything I am came from my family tradition of decoy carving.
Although I prefer Michigan white cedar ( it just smells SO good! ) I also like to work with red pine, walnut, hemlock, driftwood - even old telephone poles! If you take a look at my art work page you'll see a brown trout made from a piece of telephone pole - with the spike hole still in it!
I begin by roughing out the forms with a band saw then smoothing a shape with a wood rasp.
Then I sit down at my work bench with some of the carving tools passed on to me by Grandpa and Uncle Mike. They may have been sharpened down to just about nothing but I love the feel of their hands underneath mine.
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