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Sammy Fraley
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  • Corbin, KY
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Sammy Fraley's Discussions

Painting inside of gourd
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I wonder what is the best way to paint the inside of a gourd.  I'm working on a vase shape, and I think I wont be able to use spray paint.  Should I seal it first then paint?  Can I use modge pod as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathie Clinesmith Jan 12, 2016.

Fix crack or clean gourd
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I have a beautiful giant bushel gourd, its thick and perfect, well was.  I left it outside during the winter, when I should have put it inside the barn.  We had a very cold winter and the inside of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ronald,jenkins Jun 16, 2015.

Beads
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Does anyone have a source for beads that can be used on gourd luminaries?  Glass beads, plastic beads, not sure what I should use.  I hope someone can direct me to a place to purchase.  I found a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sammy Fraley May 4, 2015.

Sending a message
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I must be doing something wrong.  I want to send a message to a friend and well, it doesn't want to send.  What am I doing wrong? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sammy Fraley Nov 10, 2014.

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Cynthia Gowin left a comment for Sammy Fraley
"The photo next to the bottom of the gourd shows how I connected the light to the base. I drilled a hole in the cut out to allow the chandler socket to fit in then screwed the bulb in the socket. I glued a rubber washer inside and outside so no light…"
Mar 2
Sammy Fraley commented on Cynthia Gowin's photo
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Light house gourd lamp

"Ive been working on my gourd lamp for some time.  Can you tell me how you attached the base with the bulb?  I cant seem to figure out the picture? Thanks"
Mar 2
Sammy Fraley commented on Henry Aschner's photo
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birds of a feather

"These are cute as can be.  Love the colors for sure."
Feb 24, 2016
Sammy Fraley commented on Bob Caplan's photo
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Bakers String - All Wound Up

"Great idea.  I grew spinner gourds last season and they are drying now.  I just might try this.  I have lots of colored cord...interesting. "
Jan 31, 2016
Sammy Fraley commented on Jane Mawson's photo
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IMG_1988

"Very nice.  I too would like to see it lite up."
Jan 31, 2016
Sammy Fraley commented on Henry Aschner's photo
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barnyard

"Cute."
Jan 31, 2016
Kathie Clinesmith replied to Sammy Fraley's discussion Painting inside of gourd
"I've been using a Bob Ross black gesso on the raw, sanded interior.  Sometimes I seal it, sometimes not.  It's matt and thick, for a nice surface."
Jan 12, 2016
Bonnie Gibson replied to Sammy Fraley's discussion Painting inside of gourd
"I use spray paint all of the time for vase shapes.  The trick is to keep the nozzle directly into the opening and not back away from the mouth where you'd get overspray and poor coverage.  It is is well cleaned you shouldn't have…"
Dec 2, 2015
Sammy Fraley posted a discussion

Painting inside of gourd

I wonder what is the best way to paint the inside of a gourd.  I'm working on a vase shape, and I think I wont be able to use spray paint.  Should I seal it first then paint?  Can I use modge pod as the sealer?  Any help and advise for me??See More
Dec 2, 2015
Sammy Fraley replied to Lee Jam's discussion Photography and Gourds...
"Recently I came across a way to transfer photos to non porus surfaces.  You print your photo in reverse and apply some sort of product and it transfers the photo to your surface.  I cant remember the name of the product but I'm sure…"
Dec 2, 2015
Sammy Fraley commented on Lyndel Afquir's photo
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Hungry Cat Gourd Birdhouses

"I bet it was fun watching them come to life."
Dec 2, 2015
Sammy Fraley replied to Rhonda Kesner's discussion I removed most vines and leaves--was that a mistake?
"Thanksk Rhonda, Ive used weed block before but the grass always grew under it.  Perhaps I need to check out the Preen weed block cloth.  Im glad your gourds are doing good.  Cutting off the growing tips is a good thing to do, but…"
Sep 3, 2015
Sammy Fraley replied to Rhonda Kesner's discussion I removed most vines and leaves--was that a mistake?
"Rhonda, I don't understand why you would want to cut the leaves and vines.  The leaves make energy for the plant to grow.  You can cut the growing tips once the gourd is set to divert energy to the fruit.  And growing only one…"
Sep 3, 2015
Sammy Fraley replied to Tonya Elmer's discussion gourd lamp shades and lightbulbs
"Connie, thanks for the info.  I am still trying to figure out what kind of base to use.  Do you make your own or purchase the base?  Which brand of bulb was less heat.  Can you help me with my bases?  Any help is…"
Sep 3, 2015
ronald,jenkins replied to Sammy Fraley's discussion Fix crack or clean gourd
"Well, I would first use e3000 glue and if there is a whole or small gaps in it, then what I do is take gourd guts and seeds and put them in a old blender just for art work and I make a powder out of it then I use wood glue and mush that all to…"
Jun 16, 2015
Sammy Fraley commented on Cindy McFarland's photo
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Tribal flower. View 2

"Cindy, thank you for your reply. "
May 19, 2015

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At 12:25pm on March 2, 2017, Cynthia Gowin said…
The photo next to the bottom of the gourd shows how I connected the light to the base. I drilled a hole in the cut out to allow the chandler socket to fit in then screwed the bulb in the socket. I glued a rubber washer inside and outside so no light would escape. I reattached the bottom with brackets from a sink plunger.
At 4:21pm on December 5, 2013, Pamela Knowles said…

No, we have not discovered how to attach the gourd to a night light feature. We are not sure which type of gourd to use either.  We tried cutting an egg gourd in half and it broke.  If someone tells us I will let you know.   Pam

At 8:24am on September 4, 2013, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Sammy. 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, but please no more than 25. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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