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Donna Butz
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  • Genoa, IL
  • United States
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How do I get the finest cut on a gourd?
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I have seen alot of others artwork and they have such fine cuts on their gourds, I always seem to end up with lids that are to small after I have cut them. I have the proxxon and use the finest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra Hutchins Dec 31, 2011.

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Debra Williams commented on Donna Butz's photo
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Stained Glass

"very beautiful"
Apr 20, 2013
Sandra Hutchins replied to Donna Butz's discussion How do I get the finest cut on a gourd?
"Donna, this is almost a year later than your question but wanted to tell you that I use a Proxxon on everything I cut, from filigree, fretwork, etc. I buy coping blades from Home Depot or Lowes, cut off the nibs at each end and cut the blade into…"
Dec 31, 2011
Catie Rhiannon Sapphire Kinford left a comment for Donna Butz
"Hi Donna..no problem...been trying to get all my emails up to par too..of course never ending...lol...no family there anymore...let me tell you how long its been since I left Genoa...I lived in a 2 story house on  302 S Sycamore Street and…"
Nov 26, 2011
C.C. Rice replied to Donna Butz's discussion How do I get the finest cut on a gourd?
"If you're going to use paint around the edges of the cut sections, I've used apoxie sculpt to make lids fit.  I put a small roll of it along the inside of the bottom rim (kind of have to work with it to make it stick because it…"
Jun 9, 2011
Patti Tyk replied to Donna Butz's discussion How do I get the finest cut on a gourd?
"Ok Donna, this is how I cut my gourd. I use an exacto knife and make my first inital cut. I wiggle the knife blade back and forth so that it slips out easily. I then use a caning saw, and with a very easy push, follow my line. I also cut on an…"
May 24, 2011
Cheryl Gillean commented on Donna Butz's photo
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"He is soooo cute.  Giraffes are my favorite animal.  He brings a smile to my face.  Thanks for that!!! :)"
Mar 11, 2011
Donna Butz left a comment for Kay Graham
"I get my light cords from Turtle feathers, they have brown and white and the cord has a on and off wheel switch. The bulb that comes with it is a night light. I hope this helps. Donna"
Jan 25, 2011
Christine Rebert commented on Donna Butz's photo
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"Donna, you did a great job on your light, I'm making a light for my son in law b-day, he's a huge Saints fan! can;t wait to finish it so I can turn it on! "
Jan 14, 2011
Kathleen Troutman commented on Donna Butz's photo
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"I love the graphic look of this! Wonderful carving example."
Jan 12, 2011
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Jan 11, 2011
Donna Butz commented on Donna Butz's photo
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Stained Glass

"Thank you I did use pearlecent paint, I am happy with the result and will try more stained glass looks on my gourds."
Jan 11, 2011
Sharon Foster commented on Donna Butz's photo
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"Absolutely beautiful!  I'm a huge fan of stained glass and have been playing around trying to get an effect that I like.  This is just stunning!  Did you use pearlescent paint as the background behind the rose?  I love the…"
Jan 10, 2011
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"Oh and p.s. I use a quarter as a pattern for the hole size I will need"
Jan 10, 2011
Donna Butz commented on Donna Butz's photo
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"Debbie I used the pinch light at least that is what I call them, I get mine from turtle feathers web site. Best of luck!"
Jan 10, 2011

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At 3:00pm on November 26, 2011, Catie Rhiannon Sapphire Kinford said…

Hi Donna..no problem...been trying to get all my emails up to par too..of course never ending...lol...no family there anymore...let me tell you how long its been since I left Genoa...I lived in a 2 story house on  302 S Sycamore Street and catty corner was a 4 square gospel church...Our family left there when I was 12 years old..Im now 40 er ah mmmm something...lol...but I do have some fond memories of that ol place...Hope to hear from ya soon...P S LOVE you line of art..<}:D

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At 10:20pm on January 8, 2010, Kate Mahony said…
The tree and cat are marvelous!
At 11:32pm on December 26, 2009, Bonnie Gibson said…
Welcome Donna! Hope you'll add a profile photo and some gourd photos too. Feel free to jump in on the discussions and chat and to invite others. Bonnie
 
 
 

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