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08-26-2011 10:21 PM

Okay so i am no where near skilled enough to even try this one but i would love to see if anyone can find a great way to make one of these.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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#1 posted 08-26-2011 10:26 PM

your link doesnt work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 10:29 PM

Woops sorry should work now.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 10:40 PM

wow

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 11:13 PM

I bet Sam could probably make the globe one. He made a very impressive globe already, here.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 11:14 PM

Fantastic, thanks for posting that, I’m inspired. There is a similar kind of gourd round these parts so I might have to have a go at something like that. That doesn’t mean to say i am taking you up on your challenge but looks like fun to play around with :)

I’m going to post some of the pics so folks can see them without following the link..

!

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 11:18 PM

I didn’t realize they were gourds. I thought they were wood. Does my pumpkin qualify? I’m almost there, right? lol.
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#7 posted 08-26-2011 11:48 PM

Oh wow i didn’t notice that either! i thought they were wood! hey i guess they very well could be! ha my mistake!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 01:48 AM

One way I know to accomplish this would be with the use of a sandblaster.

-- Paul, Central Illinois

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#9 posted 08-27-2011 02:13 AM

You COULD carve or drill holes and put in linen or paper to make the illumination non-specular. That would work with a wood globe. I don’t know if the gourds deform over time, but stable wood wouldn’t (?). This is pretty cool. If I were to try this in anything as complex as what I see here, I’d do it with CNC tools, though.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 08-27-2011 06:40 AM

Sam Shakouri could make one of those in his sleep! LOL

-- Eric, central Florida

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#11 posted 08-27-2011 07:21 AM

Are you out of your gourd? :)

Simple actually. First, install a light inside. Go to a dimly lit room with your gourd and a dremel tool and begin carving to get the results you are looking for. It looks like the same process as Anthony suggested here.

1) Just decide it’s not roket science.
2) dive in. Mess up a few, get a number of interesting results. Then finally a nice looking one.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 08-27-2011 03:58 PM

I was thinking doing it in wood would be awesome, although its beyond me at the moment as i don’t have any way to make a globe like that…

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#13 posted 08-27-2011 08:15 PM

Some of them have inlayed coloured glass in perforations but some of the ithers seem to just have been carved to leave different thicknesses of material, so the intensity of light varies across the pattern.

The gourds are pretty durable, here they are traditionally used as water vessels or bowls. The material is quite woody, a little less brittle than a coconut shell. I have seen carved ones but nothing that compares to this guys work, beautiful pieces.

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