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Best time to harvest the gourds?
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When is the ideal time to harvest gourds? I have a few that I can shake and hear the seeds rattling around and the vine is brown. Are these safe to pick and and are they ready to start making art…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Broughton Oct 7, 2011.

Heres photos.......
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The brown area gets a little longer each day. Heres some pictures and notice the soda can at the bottom...............

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clarissa Spence Sep 26, 2011.

They are starting to turn brown?
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I've got some great snake gourds that are close to 4 feet long and hugh at the bottom and one has a brown stem and slowly getting brown from the top down. The brown area is hard as nails and I don't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Broughton Sep 12, 2011.

Bleached gourds?
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The sun has bleached most of my gourds to a snowy white. I've not had this happen before so is it OK or will they be weakened by this natural event? Thanks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Broughton Sep 1, 2011.

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Loretta Gober replied to Dave Broughton's discussion How do you know if your a member? in the group American Gourd Society
"Dave, I am a member of AGS, I had the same question about membership card, and e-mailed Dallas Lunsford.  He stated "We use the Address Label for a Membership Card that is printed on your copy of The Gourd Magazine". The label has…"
Aug 15, 2015
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"Bases for gourd art from furniture pieces....found at "First Mon.""
Jul 5, 2014
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"tooo cool! I love how you incorporated the knive...ki...knife!  (my backspace button doesnt work, so if I mis-spell, I just have to 'go on'   LOL)   anyhoo, really like this and know a few people who would love the…"
Oct 28, 2012
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"Ahh, lol.  I thought maybe it was some kind of new fangled gadget. :^D"
Oct 14, 2012
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"Janice, somewhere I purchased a bunch of small cut out leather turtles and I use a couple of them to act as a washer inside the gourd where the bolt comes up thru the base and thru the gourd. A hard metal washer might cause the gourd to…"
Oct 14, 2012
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"What's a leather turtle?"
Oct 14, 2012
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"This is so cool Dave!  Great work."
Oct 14, 2012
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"Thanks Kathy, Carrie and Linda........So much talent on this forum that it is nice to get some approvals from this crew........."
Oct 14, 2012
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"Wow... really nice..."
Oct 14, 2012
Carrie Cervantes commented on Dave Broughton's photo
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"I love this!  It is truely Texas, very nice work:)"
Oct 12, 2012
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"Very unique!  Great job!"
Oct 11, 2012
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"I did find a good way to attach the gourd to the base. I used two leather turtles one on top of the other and a 3" nut and bolt. Tightened it down and it worked great. All of mine have felt on the bottom so I had to countersink the bolt."
Oct 10, 2012
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"Thanks Linda......every now and then I get inspired to do something creative. I am finishing my last knife for the Nov. Dec. art show in Talladega. Waiting for some brass hardware from Crazy Crow to finish the job and then I can get back to my…"
Oct 10, 2012
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"Thanks Bonnie.....I'm a misplaced Texan now, living in Bama but its hard to get the Texican our of us....I do love Arizona however! Wish I was out there in that desert country...."
Oct 10, 2012
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"Boy, Texans are the most proud of their state than any others.  I've seen more fabulous Texas themed gourds the last few years... great job.  "
Oct 10, 2012

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I assume you can say I'm a professional artist cause I sell alot of my gourd art. If I had to give up art on gourds or art on canvas, I'd more than likely give up the canvas. I love the 3-D and sculpture effect of the gourds. Besides they talk to ya which a canvas doesn't........thanks for your site!

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At 7:45pm on August 15, 2011, Grace Gresser said…
Dave when ever I have had a problem I would contact Dallas Lundsford he will email you back.  agsmembership@comcast.net  Hope this helps.
At 5:00pm on August 3, 2011, Grace Gresser said…
Dave, I get a newsletter about gourds from Canada every month.  This month at the end of the letter it tells about harvesting gourds, thought you might be interested. You can google northerndippergourds.com  Every month they do an article on a gourd artist, they have showcased some people on this site.  Anyway I always find it interesting, and maybe you already get it, if not then take a look.
At 6:05am on July 13, 2011, mary martinez said…
Hi, like your work, especially the butterfly. I do not know what to tell you about  he black spots on your gourds. I usually dust with sevin dust, too. I have had a time this year. as there is a drought here. almost all of my gourds have died. watering them doesn't seem to help at all.  hope you have better luck. mary
At 7:51pm on July 12, 2011, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips said…
Dave I just read your statement about your slide show. you are so right about gourds, not only are they the most interesting to work with, they DO take on a life of their own. When painting on canvas there is a pretty good idea just what you expect to see when done. With  gourds, that just isn't necessarily so. I haven't met a gourd yet that didn't ultimately change the tide of my thought and design. sometimes a LOT and sometimes only slightly, but it happens every time.
At 7:53am on July 4, 2011, C.C. Rice said…
Hi Dave, I like your comment about how the gourd talks to you - so true! 
At 7:32pm on July 3, 2011, Grace Gresser said…
Welcome Dave, I'm sure you will enjoy looking around and maybe even chatting on the chat line.  Would love for you to post some of your gourds.
At 12:55pm on July 3, 2011, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Dave. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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