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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…Continue

Started Sep 29, 2015

True purple transparent finish
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Can anyone tell how to get a bright transparent purple finish for one of my banjo ukulele. I have some Welburn Amathyst dye but that seems to turn brown over the ochre color of the gourd.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandy Schneider Oct 7, 2014.

Polyurethane on gourds

Just thought i would pass this on. I have been pouring Minwax gloss Polyurethane over my banjo gourds turned upside down. Although it is a nice finish, it does not pass the tape test. This was poured…Continue

Started Aug 26, 2014

gourd finish
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Does anyone know how to maintain the warm, wet feel to a gourd right after you have cleaned it and it soaking wet. I have poured Polyurethane over it ,epoxy resin, and somehow it looses that warm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leoni Sep 27, 2014.

 

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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
Sep 29, 2015
Giovanni Selles replied to Barry Sholder's discussion Deep clear finishes
"Would you suggest spray vs brushing the clear coat on the gourd?"
Sep 7, 2015
Sammy Fraley replied to Barry Sholder's discussion Dried Aleenes glue
"Maybe 90% alcohol, its stronger and takes off all those pesky labels and residue"
May 1, 2015
Tonya Elmer replied to Barry Sholder's discussion Dried Aleenes glue
"What I found that helps sand off the old glue is using a piece of marble that has a round floor sanding disk with an adhesive back secured down to it. I got my piece of marble from a cabinet and counter top business. A lot of the time they…"
Feb 20, 2015
Sheryl Walton replied to Barry Sholder's discussion Deep clear finishes
"I discovered quite by accident that beeswax does a pretty good job of bringing out and preserving the cool markings.  I melted yellow beeswax (not the white bleached kind), heated the gourd slightly with a heat gun, then applied the beeswax…"
Feb 17, 2015
Sandy Schneider replied to Barry Sholder's discussion True purple transparent finish
"Barry, they are not made any more, but you can find some colors on EBay - Delta Magic Stencil Cremes are wonderful oil based tints.  You can rub on very lightly (transparent) or darker, your preference.  I have used them…"
Oct 7, 2014
Bonnie Gibson replied to Barry Sholder's discussion True purple transparent finish
"I concur with Phyllis.  You will never get a true transparent purple because of the underlying yellow gourd color.  You'd have to use something with opaque properties or coat the gourd with white gesso first - which is opaque and…"
Oct 7, 2014
Barry Sholder replied to Barry Sholder's discussion True purple transparent finish
"The red and blue is a pretty good idea. I will experiment Ive got some gilders paste that might work too."
Oct 7, 2014
Barry Sholder posted a discussion

True purple transparent finish

Can anyone tell how to get a bright transparent purple finish for one of my banjo ukulele. I have some Welburn Amathyst dye but that seems to turn brown over the ochre color of the gourd.See More
Oct 7, 2014
Darla Hines commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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"Will Do Barry!"
Sep 29, 2014
Barry Sholder commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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"No ....it was sold a couple of years ago. Take a look at my website: www.gourdbanjosbybarry.com"
Sep 29, 2014
Barry Sholder commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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"You tube my name lots of gourd music and info"
Sep 29, 2014
Darla Hines commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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"Super looking piece, wish I could hear it."
Sep 29, 2014
Linda Prince commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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"Boy, is that beautiful!  Great job Barry!"
Sep 28, 2014
Bonnie Gibson commented on Barry Sholder's photo
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"Barry, I love seeing what you do with the drum skins you get from me.  I'd love to try making one myself, but since I'm not musical I don't think I'd get much use out of it afterwards. ;) "
Sep 27, 2014
Leoni replied to Barry Sholder's discussion gourd finish
"please let me know if it works, i haven't had the time (or patience to be honest) to try french polishing a gourd. i'd love to see your finished work!"
Sep 27, 2014

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At 2:04pm on July 23, 2014, Kathe Stark said…
Hi Barry. That's a good question. I am definitely influenced by the Hopi. But I don't look at anything except the particular gourd when I am working on a doll. The geometric design used on Mesa Dweller is onei have used a lot with different colors of dye. I try to be respectful of the Native cultures and never copy their designs. That probably doesn't help you at all. LOL. Thanks for liking my work!
At 3:51am on May 02, 2011, Hellen Martin gave Barry Sholder a gift
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Hope you have a wonderful birthday .... tomorrow!!
At 7:38am on March 25, 2011, Patrick Loafman said…
He plays a five string banjo, but uses NylGut minstrel strings which are thicker gauged and tunes the banjo real low. I've tried the thicker strings once and did not like the tone of them on my banjo, though other gourd banjo players use the minstrel strings.
At 8:33pm on November 26, 2010, Naomi Jean Foust gave Barry Sholder a gift
At 8:30pm on November 26, 2010, Naomi Jean Foust said…
Hi Barry I love your banjo my son inlaw plays one My daughter and 3 of her 6 kids her husband and his parents have a bluegrass gospel band. I have a gourd book on making one but it looks hard. Yours looks just like the one in my book[great job] .
At 9:29pm on May 7, 2010, Shannon Runer said…
Barry... I am so impressed with your work! Although I have not a musical bone in my body, both of my brothers played guitar, banjo and dulcimer. So, to answer your question about the finish on my gold gourd...I am not sure this will work for what you need, but my gourd is several layers of acylic metallic (my favorite is Lumiere), then it is "splatter/sprayed" with alcohol inks. Then added a Krylon UV protectant.
At 1:39pm on April 30, 2010, bob bennett said…
hi barry.. thanks for the kind words... your work is quite handsome and very well done....
At 1:09pm on January 30, 2010, Clifford "WAYNE" Eager said…
Very nice..Would really like to hear them play with a musician behind them
At 9:52am on January 28, 2010, Judy Richie said…
Thanks, Barry. No, it's not the metal copper, but is a copper metal coating. The coating does contain real copper, though and will patina, just like the metal version.
At 9:41am on January 28, 2010, Darlene Propp said…
Hi, Barry. I'm interested in your profile picture. Can you tell me about it, please?
 
 
 

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