We hand carve these decoys, apply linseed oil to preserve the wood, and then hand brush on oil paints for a realistic and accurate finish similar to our wooden hunting decoys. Like all our wood decoys we use glass eyes in the head to add that extra touch of realism.
Decoys destined to be urns then have a hand fitted bottom board screwed in place. To access the storage area, remove the screws, place the bag of ashes inside and reseal the bottom board. Our wood decoys are hollowed from a single piece of basswood that results in a storage area of approximately 50 cubic inches. This may not be enough to contain all the ashes from your pet. Detailed instructions are available.
The dimensions of the drake mallard are 16” X 8” X 8”. The Mallard Urn measures 50 cubic inches. 1 cubic inch is equivalent to 1 pound live weight. The Canvasback Urn is slightly smaller.
We also include a brass plate with mounting screws that may be engraved by you and attached to the keel memorializing your pet.
You will be proud to display our Autumn Wings decoy urn in your home, office, or hunting lodge. Available in drake mallard, drake canvasback and drake woodduck. Autumn Wings has been hand crafting duck decoys for waterfowling enthusiasts since 1995.
Instructions for Decoys Urns
If the decoy/urn is to be floated, remove the 4 screws securing the base plate, add the ashes, then seal under the plat and the decoy interface with a marine sealer such as 3M 5200, then replace the 4 brass screws. Upon completion of the base plate use the two screws provided to place the keel on the bottom of the decoy. Happy Hunting!
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