Convenient pattern download for these fun designs
You don’t need to live on a farm to enjoy the sight of ducks in your yard. This fowl family is easy to cut and assemble, and a breeze to paint as well. The complete set of patterns are available in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2012 (Issue 49). Here is one of the smaller ducks to whet your appetite!
I cut all of the parts for these ducks from pine boards. Transfer the patterns to the wood using your favorite method positioning them to avoid knots. Knots can bleed sap through the paint—sometimes a couple of months after you’ve finished the project—and leave brown stains. However, you only have to worry about the knots that will be exposed. On the body pieces, for example, you can leave a knot in the middle where it will be covered by the sides. To see which parts of the body will be covered, check the patterns—the dotted lines show the locations of the sides.