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Gourd Bowl with Spaulted Hickory Rim

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Project by campy posted 09-20-2010 03:15 AM 1221 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is made from a gourd.

If you have never worked with gourds they are like very dense and strong wood.

The rim is made with spaulted hickory.





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#1 posted 09-20-2010 05:30 AM

Beautiful work.
That came out quite nice.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 05:43 AM

Gr8 Idea!

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 01:38 PM

I tried growing gourds last summer. I had some big plans for those basket gourds and apple gourds. But what a total disaster – those gourds devoured my aspargus patch, took over the entire yard, then when I picked the whopping 20 gourds – they all rotted but one. It dried nicely.. I had big plans for that one gourd… then after it was perfectly dried and ready for use… my dog ATE IT. Entirely consumed it. So- I love and envy your lovely gourd project. Concratulations on a job well done.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 09-21-2010 06:58 AM

I like that! What cool blend of materials; it looks beautiful!

-- christine

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 12:02 AM

When I see ‘gourds’ they remind me of Gilligans Island. They were used in an all manner of ways. I was given some seeds a few years back and plan to grow some. However after reading ‘Reivergirls’ post I’m a little worried about it. I’ll keep you posted as to how they go. If successful, maybe I can use them as you have Campy.
Regards Hagrid.
PS I love your little Gourd Box

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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