"Thank you everyone for the nice comments.
Karen, yes. I do use hardener. It's a nice idea to apply it inside before carving. Sanding was a big part in the process of making this lamp and there is no surface which hasn't be sanded."
"I to carver a lot of the shell off my gourds, do you use any wood hardener on your gourds to add strength to the "meat"? I added to the carving after it's finished but end up sanding way to much. I have a new lamp shade in the works…"
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