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green drying gourds in water
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i have read a few ways to dry gourds in water rather than letting them dry naturally in air. there are many benefits to simply cutting an opening in a green gourd and then submerging it in water.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie Gibson Sep 13.

 

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"Terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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"Lovely!  Interesting wood-like staining too."
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"Well that's different!  As always, I like it."
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"OO, LA, LA!  Very romantic looking! "
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"You do such 'clean' work.  I'm SO jealous.  ;o)"
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finally done lid and all, bottle gourd just over 1/8 inch thick or so, dried in water, leather dyes and woodstain, small toothpicks keep the lid in place
Sep 15
Bonnie Gibson replied to randy storm's discussion green drying gourds in water
"Randy may have forgotten to mention that if you use this method and don't change the water frequently, it stinks to high heaven.  "
Sep 13
Barbara Van Vleck replied to randy storm's discussion green drying gourds in water
"Thank you, Randy, for sharing this trade secret.  I have often wondered how you achieve such perfect surfaces on your gourds.  Your artwork is so recognizable and beautiful.  I will try this method of curing a green gourd now, thanks…"
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"I just don't see how you can cut so perfect and not break one this thin. Excellent work, Randy."
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anyone ? pine needle coiling

anyone out there have ideas for books i can look for in learning to coil pine needles as a decorating technique for some of my tall gourds

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 11:05am — 19 Comments

hey all you gourd people

i was lost but now im found, happy christmas to all

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 1:06am — 4 Comments

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At 3:23pm on June 20, 2014, Hellen Martin said…

Randy, resend your email address to me please.  That email went off into cyberspace!!!!

At 5:12am on November 1, 2013, Brenda Jamison said…

I can always tell your work. Your cuts are so precise and then time you give your items are amazing. You must be a very patient person!

At 10:58am on October 3, 2013, Tom Long said…

Thanks for the response Randy and yes I did mean the cutting you do. I knew you used small scroll saw blades from a previous posting of yours but I wasn't sure how you used them. I bought some small blades but have been using them by hand. How do you like the Proxxon saw?

At 10:40am on May 26, 2013, Vicki McKenna said…

Wow, your work is awesome.  Do you teach?

At 11:54am on December 27, 2012, Jodi donze said…

I just checked out your artwork.

Beautifully done.

At 6:13pm on December 6, 2012, Ginny Baker said…

Thanks I am happy to be on your friend list.  You do amazing work.  

At 6:42pm on July 26, 2012, Nanette Bartet said…

Hello, way over there.  Are you, OK?

At 9:32am on July 1, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

You made my day, Randy! It's something I never expected and you certainly never had to do, but you really made my day. It's absolutely beautiful! And I really thank you! Love the inlace and the enameled looking finish. It's just perfect.

At 1:46pm on May 5, 2012, Kathleen O'Brien said…

Thank's Randy, I was afraid that my comment was a little to sarcastic for the audience. It can be a blessing in disguise can't it. Love your work. Kate

At 12:30pm on April 24, 2012, Kim Bilek said…

Randy- picture count- ;} KB

 
 
 

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