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Lee Jam commented on Helen Child's photo

Lilie bowl side 2

"Very beautiful.  Done by hand, power, or combo?  I just started reading Lora Ireland's "Relief Carving" and am doing the practice board on a gourd.  Love your gourd, Helen!! "
4 minutes ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo


"Yes I save the seeds to every gourd I open"
33 minutes ago
Blanca Valdez Ricaud posted photos
1 hour ago
Arline Erickson replied to Cathy Keane's discussion Carving waves
"Bonnie, thank you, thank you, thank you!  Your instructions are exactly what I needed.  I'm so glad I have your book. Arline Erickson Camarillo, CA "
2 hours ago
Debbie Wilson/Visions in Wood commented on Helen Child's photo

Lilie bowl side 2

"Lovely, outstanding carving!"
4 hours ago
Helen Child commented on Brenda Jamison's photo


"Did you separate and save the seeds?"
5 hours ago
Helen Child posted photos
5 hours ago
Bonnie Adams replied to CA Smith's discussion Demand for gourds
"Don't discount the small gourd varieties. Many people like the small gourds that they can use for ornaments. Anyone with allergies to the dust created by cutting into gourds can still use smaller gourds because they can make things without…"
5 hours ago
Emily Edwards replied to CA Smith's discussion Demand for gourds
"Thank you Bonnie, good point.  I would like to try to do some very light carving for a glowing lantern look.  Maybe carving a superficial design so when lit it would glow."
5 hours ago
Bonnie Adams replied to CA Smith's discussion Demand for gourds
"Just remember, though, if you remove that outer layer, you also remove the strength of the gourd. The thinner gourds would be much more fragile without their outer skin and they are already much more fragile than a thick gourd."
6 hours ago
Bonnie Adams replied to Cyndee Newick's discussion Bondic plastic adhesive
"I've never used this bonding method for gourds but am familiar with it after many years of working with vendors and their repairing of plastic parts for John Deere, AG Division. I'm not sure it would be a solution for cracked or…"
6 hours ago
Emily Edwards replied to CA Smith's discussion Demand for gourds
"Connie, I am glad you mentioned about the thin gourds glowing.  I have been wondering about that.  I am also wondering if you would scrape off the outer layer of a gourd to the ivory layer underneath, would the entire gourd glow as…"
7 hours ago


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