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Gourding Techniques and Tips (187)

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doolittle techniques

Does anyone one know exactly how the Dolittles do their paper applique technique. I have tried several times. I know the black lines are bu…

Started by Barry Sholder

0 Jun 9

Help with silver wire inlay

I saw a written tutorial by a gentleman on using silver wire as an inlaid rim. Does anyone know where I can find this?

Started by Lee Howard

0 May 15

Gourd Drum

I want to make my first drum and like the idea of stapling/tacking , but I have several questions: 1.  What type of staples are used?  Is i…

Started by Sandy Schneider

3 Apr 18
Reply by Sarah castro

Drum top attachment

I'm attempting to make a drum and would like to use trim instead of lacing on the skin.  Haven't ever done it.  Don't have a clue how to ti…

Started by Linda Prince

7 Mar 23
Reply by Sandy Schneider

Photography and Gourds...

Has anyone done anything with photos on gourds?  My life long hobby has been photography so I have many photo possibilities that could poss…

Started by Lee Jam

4 Mar 18
Reply by Tanya Allen

cleaning out a closed gourd

How do you clean out the inside of a gourd after you have filigreed a design into the gourd but have not cut the gourd open.  Any help woul…

Started by Gary Waldele

4 Mar 9
Reply by Debbie Wilson/Visions in Wood

Drawing spiral patterns

I still have not found my "niche" in gourding, but love the look of the spiral designs.  Unfortunately, I don't know where to begin on how…

Started by Shari Ferguson

3 Mar 6
Reply by Kay Lovingood

Gourd skin how yo soften

How do you soften the skin of the gourd so it can be easily sanded?  Is sand paper used or is there so other tool that can be used?  Thank…

Started by Gary Waldele

3 Feb 14
Reply by Donna Wiseman

attaching drum membrane

I have made several thunder drums using the synthetic membrane from Ron Swank and that works great, but I am making an ocean drum and wante…

Started by Leslie Hargrove

2 Dec 7, 2016
Reply by Leslie Hargrove

Fighting bugs in gourds

Hello - I re-opened some boxes I have with very large gourds in them that I bought from Welburn several years ago. Much to my dismay I foun…

Started by Terrye Temple

3 Oct 23, 2016
Reply by Denyse Honeycutt Frothinger


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