This particular project was a lot of fun to do as it was in my favorite medium to work with which is gourds. I really enjoy using the Proxxon (link) Jig Saw STS 12/E . I use it with the foot pedal and it is a great little saw.
For this project you will need:
1 medium/large gourd
1 bottle of adirondack ink/color: Poppyfield
1 bottle of metallic gold acrylic paint
1 bottle of black acrylic paint
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E (Go to link)
Proxxon Delta Sander OZI/E (Go to link)
begin with I chose what I believed to be a good gourd to work with.
After you've worked with gourds for awhile you can feel the differences
in them and hopefully choose one that will be good to work with. (Not
always though) I then measured and drew a line around the gourd where I
wanted to cut the top out. I use an xacto knife and make a slit in the
gourd where I want to insert my saw blade to start my cut. I then cut
the top off the gourd and cleaned the insides out until it was smooth
and free from any gourd pulp.
Proxxon Jig Saw
you think that you might be interested in one of the Tiny Tools that
you see here just go to www.proxxon.com and check them out.