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   An excellent eBook which I am sure will prove to be very instructive and helpful to anyone wishing to take up duck decoy carving.
   I must say that you have conducted some excellent research and your book is well produced and interesting.  It was a pleasure to read it!
Keith (Reviewer), Cheshire, UK


Learn the Secrets of How to Carve Your Very Own Duck Decoy - Today!

Discover a great new craft that will unlock a creative and artistic side you never knew existed

     
 

LOOK WHAT I ACHIEVED IN 3 DAYS!

Before this the only time I’d used a knife on a piece of wood was when I sharpened a pencil…

Let me proudly introduce my very first hand carved duck decoy…

My very first hand carved duck decoy

     

 

FROM: Pam Wilson
The Chalfonts, UK

Dear ‘Duck Decoy Carver to be’

How many times have you thought you would really like to be able to carve a duck decoy like the ones you see illustrated in the magazines and displayed at the craft shows but you didn’t know where to start?

Did you start to search for information, only to find so much, but none of it relevant to a beginner, especially one who has never carved wood before?

Well, so have I.  So I decided to do something about it and find…

A Step-by-step Illustrated Guide for Beginners to help you start to make your first carved duck decoy

So why did I decide to do this…

Many years ago when I was a child, (OK, I’m not getting any younger) I really wanted to help my father when he was doing woodwork – nothing fancy, shelves and similar items - but I loved the smell of the cut wood and seeing an article being created from a shapeless block, and I wanted to do it too!

But my mother said that wasn’t something a girl should do (haven’t times changed now, I’m glad to say) and I turned my hands to other craft projects such as knitting, cross-stitch, and tapestry, which - I have to say - I still enjoy.

As I got older I did make shelves, and I’m a whizz at assembling flat pack furniture, but never until recently did I think about really creating something from wood.  But then …

I bought an ornament recently – a duck – and my younger daughter said “Oh, another addition to your duck collection”.

I looked round, and realized I do have quite a variety of ducks which I have collected in my travels – some decorative and some practical.

Oh yes, and those two beautiful duck needlepoint designs (completed some time ago but still not assembled into cushions – I don’t enjoy that part of the job!).

And that’s not to mention that fantastic book (OK, books, lots of them) with the designs I want to stitch.  But, that’s going off the subject …

A Hand Carved Duck Decoy is a Work of Art

I started thinking, and remembered the time some 12 or more years ago when I first saw a real hand carved duck decoy

I was on a business trip to Connecticut, USA, and had a couple of hours before I needed to drive to Boston and catch my plane back to the UK (mind you, nobody told me how bad the traffic was round Boston, so I nearly missed the plane, but again, another story).

So I went for a walk round Mystic Seaport, and in the shop there I saw two fantastic life-size hand carved ducks.  Oh, did I want to buy one of them, but it was 6 days before Christmas, money was tight, and I hadn’t bought half the Christmas presents, so I talked myself out of it, but didn’t forget.

Two years later I was back in Mystic, money in my pocket – and they didn’t have any of them in the shop, and nobody could tell me where to find any of them!

There’s a moral here, think it goes something like “never put off until tomorrow what you should do today”!

So, back to today, and my research into Duck Decoys

…or decoy ducks as I sometimes find myself describing them.

I have found the most fantastic handcarved ducks, learnt a lot about their history, and the people who carve them.

What I didn’t find anywhere was an eBook that would help me discover if I actually had the skills to carve a duck decoy.  Or that would show me how to do it without having to buy a lot of expensive woodworking equipment before I could even try!

Also, I’m in the UK, and almost everything I found was in the US.

Tell a lie, I did find one eBook about wood carving, and I bought it.  But it was factual, short and to the point, totally impersonal and written by somebody who obviously had never carved anything himself, and certainly not carved a duck decoy.  And not an illustration in the whole 30 odd pages!  What’s more, it only had a 30 day money back guarantee – not much time in which to test it out!

So, I decided to learn how to do it, and write a Beginners Guide to Carving a Duck Decoy eBook myself…

The Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy eBookThe Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy book is unique because it is the first beginner’s guide which has been written by a beginner for beginners!

The Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy book is the result of many many weeks of research into this fascinating subject and, most importantly…

The result of me sitting down with a piece of wood and a craft knife and “having a go”.

The focus is strictly on someone like yourself who is just beginning to learn the skills required to carve a duck decoy, but doesn’t want to have to make major financial outlays on equipment before they can begin.

It’s a combination of the facts you need to know, together with step-by-step pictures - and my running commentary - of my first attempt to carve a Mallard Duck Decoy!  You saw him at the beginning of this letter!

Save time and money – all the research and information in one easy to read eBook

So what information will you find in this book?

  • What is a duck decoy?
  • Where are they found?
  • Duck facts
  • Types of Duck Decoys
  • Why you should carve a duck decoy
  • Who can carve a duck decoy?
  • Carving methods
  • What you will need
  • How to start carving your first duck decoy without power tools and patterns
  • Where to find free reference material
  • How to create your own free patterns
  • Tips and tricks
  • What to do if you make a mistake
  • Illustrated Step-by-step guide to carving a Contemporary style Mallard Drake Antique duck decoy
  • Where to find people with the same interests
  • How to get more help and assistance

and much more!

Beware – Carving Duck Decoys is Addictive!

A World Champion carver of duck decoys told me that, and he was right!

I carved my first duck, and I can’t wait to start carving the next one!  And then I want to learn how to do more detailed work, carve feathers, textures, learn more painting techniques, and …

Learn to Carve a Duck Decoy - Together!

This is the first book in what I hope will be a series, building on the experiences of all of us as we develop our duck carving skills, and it’s NEW!

Because we are all starting to learn together, I am offering this book to you for an introductory price of $29.97.

That’s the same price I paid for that factual short book from a non-woodcarver that I told you about earlier, so I reckon mine is actually worth at least double this price - probably treble, and you can keep it for a year and still get your money back if you don’t feel it has been of value to you!

And… there’s more!

Remember all that research I did?  Well, I found some informative Woodcarving Manuals in eBook format, written by a professional woodcarver who, in his own words, is “Dedicated to the teaching, the learning and the love of woodcarving”.

This is information that “money can’t buy” - he refuses to take any payment for these reference manuals - and the following five titles are available to download with the Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy eBook.

The descriptions of the manuals below are extracts from his introductions ...

Woodcarving Manuals1. A Guide to Safe Woodcarving

Take woodcarving safety seriously.

Why be glumly, and painfully, wiser with hindsight when foresight is always to hand?

2. Learning to Carve - 1

Knowledge  and  skill  can  make  even  a  little ability  go  a  long  way!

What’s the best way to make the most of what we have, and go about learning to carve?

3. Learning to Carve - 2

A short series of articles touching on the more non-physical aspects of carving which are just as important as the physical when it comes to how well or joyfully people carve - or IF they carve at all!

4. Woodcarving Fundamentals

There are some things in woodcarving which are, indeed, fundamental.

In these articles I have picked out half a dozen of my favourites and if I’m any good as a carver then it’s because I understand the importance of these fundamentals.

5. Mistakes and Woodcarving

A series of short essays. Not so much about specific mistakes and what to do - an infinite playing field! - but the best approach and response to carving errors of judgment, or innattention.

And… even more!

When you subscribe to our newsletter you will receive our Free Booklet - Mallard Images - which contains a small selection of the many reference photographs I have taken.

With the Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy eBook you will receive this booklet, plus another one, absolutely Free, which contains many more duck images.

So you will also get…

Mallard Images Booklet 6. Mallard Images Booklet

$20 worth of unique photos.

If you hope to start carving ducks in wood, it is essential that you gather as much reference material as possible.

This booklet contains some reference photographs to start you on your way to building up your own reference library.
Mallard Family Images Booklet 7. The Mallard Family Images Booklet

Another $50 worth of unique photos.

More photos for your reference library, split into the following sections:-

*   Ducklings
*   Close-Ups
*   New Angles
*   Grooming

Share your Carving Experience

It would be fantastic to learn of your experiences and achievements with your duck decoy carving.

Please send me an email - pam@Carve-A-Duck.com - and if you have any photos of your work that would be even better.

Start your journey to an Addictive, Relaxing and Inspiring new craft - Now!

You can’t go wrong ordering this enjoyable and instructive book now, and I’ll give you a year – yes 365 days (or 366 if it’s a Leap year) – to try it out.

100% Money Back GuaranteeIf you’re not happy for any reason at all simply email me - pam@Carve-A-Duck.com - and I’ll refund your $29.97 immediately, and you still get to keep the book.

Yes, if you are not completely satisfied with the contents of the book, or feel that it has not encouraged you to start carving your own ducks, then I will gladly refund your money, no questions asked!

Start today to achieve your goal and create your first hand carved duck decoy - I guarantee you will enjoy the experience.

In less than 5 minutes you could have your copy of Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy coming through your email letterbox.

Just one more thing ... when you click on the "Buy Now" button below you will be taken to PayPal.  I just want to make it clear that you do not need to have or to open a PayPal account to make this purchase!  Obviously PayPal would like you to open an account with them, but you will see that there is also an option to pay by Credit or Debit Card without needing to open a PayPal account.

Best wishes, and Happy Carving

Pam Wilson

Fellow Duck Carving Enthusiast!

P.S. You’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.  Just think of the satisfaction you will have when you show your first beautiful carved duck to your family and friends.  Order your Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy eBook Now!

P.P.S. I was so proud when I completed my first duck.  I called in to visit my younger daughter and her family on my way home with my duck (his name is Bill - silly habit, I know, but I have a habit of giving names to things and I did have a bit of a struggle carving his bill) wrapped in my coat.  My youngest granddaughter, Leah, aged two and a half, took one look at him and said “It’s a duck” and cuddled and stroked him - I thought I’d never get him back.  A very enjoyable experience.  Order your Learn How to Carve a Duck Decoy eBook Now and join me!

 

 
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