Friday, 5 October 2007

Good Gourd

This year I have been growing amphora gourds in my greenhouse. It is the third time I have grown these amazingly large gourds and this years crop are fine specimens.

The larger gourds weighed in at about six pounds each, and they were harvested last week. They are now weighing around four and a half pounds as they are drying out. It will take another three months to dry them fully. I use the gourds for reproduction stone age objects. In this case, I am going to make water flasks, dart holders and bowls. The gourds are cut using flint blades and finished with fibre strings and wittled wooden parts. below are a couple of flasks that I made earlier.

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