Creating a World Rig, by Tom Christie




Creating a World Rig, by Tom Christie

Creating a World Rig: A master carver explains the carving and painting techniques that helped him win six titles at the Ward World Championship

by Tom Christie

In Creating a World Rig, Tom shares his techniques for making award-winning decoys. The book includes detailed instructions for carving and painting three different birds, plus patterns, paint swatches, and tips on how to make your decoys look alive on the water. Tom complements his explanations with more than 600 photographs! No matter what you carve, you’ll find a wealth of invaluable information inside this lavishly illustrated workbench project.

Tom Christie knows how to carve and paint decoys. He has been carving since 1986 and has won numerous awards in carving competitions across the country. That includes six world championships at the prestigious Ward World Championship.

Tom is, without a doubt, one of the best decoy carvers around today, and in this book he shows why. Not only does Tom provide detailed, step-by-step explanations of his carving and painting work, he also explains the thought process behind the creation of a great rig. Even if you never plan to compete, you’ll want to learn how Tom gets his amazing results. You don’t want to miss this one!

Inside you will find patterns and complete carving and painting instructions for these birds:

  • Drake Wigeon
  • Drake Mallard
  • Hen Mallard




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