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Wood burned Thunder gourds ( After I bought one kit from Ron Swank at the AZ Festival, I bought a whole bunch more springs from him) I am using plastic file folders for the drum and like the deeper sound they make.
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These are so cute. I have to make me some of these.
Julie, I just thread 3 or 4 rows of the spring into the inside and dab with crazy glue. Ron's springs are about 16 inches long and he prestretches them and mounts a weight on the end of each one. He charges about $5.00 per spring. ...or $20 for kit with instructions, film and spring. I have looked for other springs but haven't found any better than he uses. Ron Swank's email is sunflowerflutes@yahoo .com
How long should the spring be, and how much of the length of spring is on the inside of the gourd?
Linda, The coloured ones should be fine, just as long as one side is a little rough, to catch the glue. They would be pretty.
These are wonderful!
I bought some too Heather and haven't made the attempt at making one yet, so here's some motivation. These are so fun and I really like the moose. Thanks for the tip on the plastic folders as I like a deeper sound as well. Wonder if the colored plastic folders would work well?
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