One of the best ways to get started making decoys is with a kit. We don't sell kits for all sorts of birds, just a select few to get a beginner headed in the right direction. The Bufflehead Kit is used as an example in our book, Basic Decoy Carving...so to really get a beginning carver headed in the right direction, you'll want to order the kit(s) together with the book.
The other reason you might want to order a kit is because if you don't have access to materials needed or the bandsaw used to cut your decoy. In that case, you can have the material–wood or cork, eyes, keel, ballast and fastenings–with the head and body block all sawed out and ready to carve.
This is a miniature realistic that introduces the carver to overall duck anatomy and feathering details. Includes the plan and a sawed out body block, eyes, a screw plus a plug for the hole and two heads. Why two heads? Because the head is the most challenging part to carve right and we want you to be able to finish your carving.