Birds from Wood: Making Decoys and Other Birds by Hugh O'Neill
This title introduces the various processes of carving and painting ducks, raptors, owls and songbirds. It is aimed at those who want to try this craft, with its long tradition traced back to hunters in Nevada over 1000 years ago. This book guides you through the selection of suitable woods, the tools that you require and the basic skills of carving. By outlining many of the different techniques, it allows you to choose your own approach and to carve your own bird, but also gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the country's leading craftsmen.