I showed up to my parents place Saturday to find my dad out back 'whittling' away at some PVC pipe. I thought he had gone off the deep end.
Actually he was making some yard ornaments out of PVC. He cuts them out, then heats them with a torch to bend them to shape. Here's an example of some that he still needed to clean up and paint.
He was actually cutting out a duck, never got to see the finished piece. Will see if I can get the patterns from him or find out where he got them.