Working on another #curlew#shorebird #decoy. photo illustrates my method of bill attachment. the bill is carved with a spline projecting from the end which will fit through a hole drilled through the head. the end will be cut off at the back of the head, split and a small oak wedge tapped in to hold it in place. sometimes, i make my eyes the way the old decoy carvers from l.i. did by tapping the tip of a small caliber shell casing into the head.