The Flexcut provides excellent tools for the carver in you. These top of the line cutters, gouges, etc. allow you the control you need to make precision cuts on gourds or wood. Perfect for relief carving.
|The Razertip line of woodburners and pens offer the control and speed you need for all of your woodburning projects. Razertips come with an excellent warranty and a complete line of optional pens and tips.|
|The Paragraver is an ultra high speed drill shaped like a felt tip pen that can be used to engrave and carve any design on any surface. It works on wood, glass, metal, porcelain, ceramics, and even eggshells. The company's motto is "if you can trace a line, you can engrave like a pro." One of the secrets to the ease of engraving is the unique stencil system that allows a person to engrave any image that can be photocopied using an ordinary copy machine or laser printer.|
|This is the perfect tool for doing detail work using 3/32" or 1/8" bits. The Optima 2 Plus comes complete with your choice of hand piece and it is reversible, allowing the user to use certain types of bits in either direction. Changing carving bits is a breeze with the new quick change collet mechanism, just twist to change bits. The motor has excellent torque at both low and high speeds. With virtually no vibration and true running collets, you will be able to do fine detail like the professionals.|
|The Razaire 530 is an excellent dust control system. At 11" x 11" x 6", it is by far the smallest, quietest, most powerful and versatile portable dust collector ever made for workshop dust and particle control.||The above tools as well as more common hand tools, such as razor knives, files, etc. are among
of choice for gourd artist Mary Hogue. The Paragraver can be purchased at Profitable Hobbies.
The other tools can be purchased at The Treeline.
Basics of Gourd Health
The following information is available at the American Gourd Society.
When working with gourds, the following common sense measures and easy-to-find products will help keep you healthy and happily crafting.
Mask or Respirator