Items needed for this project:
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
Proxxon Belt Sander BS/E
Proxxon MICROMOT Tool Clamp No 28 410
Proxxon Delta Sander OZI/E
Proxxon Footswitch FS
Embossing Pen and Powder
Mini Bottle Gourds Cut in half
Scrap Gourd to cut your name tag out of
This name tag was meant to be a fun project and I did have fun doing it. To begin with I cut a tag out of a scrap piece of gourd that I found after digging through many pieces, using the Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E. ( I save just about every scrap piece of gourd that I have)
Once the piece was cut out, I used the Proxxon Delta Sander OZI/E. I started the sanding on the edge and back of the piece.
MICROMOT Tool Clamp and the Proxxon Belt Sander BS/E to finish the sanding.
Once I got all of the sanding and prep work done I used a pencil to lay out my design and then wood burned my letters into the piece. I colored the gourd piece with some ink and then glued the mini bottle gourd halves to the gourd piece and then used a PITT Pen to write on them "Show-Me Gourd Society". I then glued a Razorback hog on the front, painted the back of the piece and used my embossing pen to go around the edge and used black embossing powder around the edge. When all was done I added the cord with some beads on it to wear it around my neck. Here's the finished result:
I'll have fun wearing this!