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Kelly Jo miller posted a status
"Thanks, I did this one in 4 days... my best time so far."
Ray Conser commented on Ray Conser's photo

Mr. Peanut

"Thanks it was fun making him! "
Marie Sarafinski commented on Ray Conser's photo

Mr. Peanut

"He is too funny!  He made me smile when I saw him."
Marie Sarafinski commented on Barbara Collie's photo

Fall leaves

"I like the colors that you've chosen for the leaves."
Brenda Jamison posted photos
Helen Child commented on Helen Child's photo

Basket with daisies

"Thanks Bonnie. I was going for the 'vintage' look!"
Bonnie Gibson commented on Helen Child's photo
Chalmers Locklear posted a photo

American Eagle

American Eagle - Gourd vessel painted with an Bald Eagle motif. Gourd decorated with leather, feathers, and stained with a tan leather dye. Protected with a non-yellowing satin polyurethane finish.
Brenda Jamison commented on Ray Conser's photo
Helen Child commented on Helen Child's photo

Basket with daisies

"Thank you Marie."
Barry Sholder posted a discussion

woodburning problems

I am doing the faux leather tooling with a ball burner and a 50 watt detail master turned to 4, wire is slight orange the handle is hot'. Ive sanded the burning area prior to burning. My lines are inconsistant. I am letting the burner glide over the surface and I don't get much I press a bit more and get holes. I have new burning pens and check the buildup and wipe it on a strop and fine sandpaper. I'm about ready to buy a whole new burner. Any thoughts.See More
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October 2015


Using this Website Questions

How to use the Gourd Enthusiasts site. This is the place to ask!

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General Questions

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Gourding Techniques and Tips

Carving, Weaving, Painting - anything about "How-to"!

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Embellishments and Products

Anything related to products and supplies for embellishing your gourd art.

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Paints, Dyes and Finishes

Paints, sprays, dyes, inks - anything for coloring or finishing a gourd.

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Shows, Selling, Photographing and Displaying Gourds

Questions and Answers - booths, shows, galleries, displays and more.

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Tools and Safety

Tool discussions and anything to do with safety and health.

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Growing Gourds and related questions

Anything about gourds, seeds, gourd pollination, etc.

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