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frank hoppe carving

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by duckstew, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. duckstew

    duckstew TS Member

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    check out this carving on ebay looks like a great deal item #220653074257
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    An early effort by Frank. Interesting from that perspective.
     
  3. trapwife

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    Leo and I have one or two of Frank's ducks and they are truly treasured at our house. Just be careful when you dust/clean them, some of the feathers are so finely/thinly carved to give them great detail, that it is easy to break the tail feathers.
     
  4. recurvyarcher

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    Is this the Frank Hoppe that we all know? Dude's hubby? Traci's dad?
     
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    I remember Frank coming to shoots back in the 70's with his ducks where he had to sell one to enter and a couple to have gas money to get home on. Frank would sleep in a sleeping bag in front of his old Corvette because motels were to expensive. A great guy and a true talent. Jimmy Borum
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    So, it IS! Wow, those a really pretty ducks! Didn't know he had this secret talent. Wow...
     
  7. recurvyarcher

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    Few people know how much I love ducks and geese. I have a few, not many. I'll have to save up some money and get one from Frank, since it would be doubly special to have one made by him. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. grunt

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    Frank carved feathers both large and small to sell at the shoots for entrey money. I have a small one looks real.
     
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    Frank did a clinic at Pocatello a few years back. He had along a life-sized Red Tail Hawk that looked so real everyone did double takes - truly a work of fine art.
     
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