Gourd-Rope Clock

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Clint Appelt

Saturday, June 1st

Full Day

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

$65.00 + small processing fee

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Class description

A beautiful functional piece you will be proud to display on your wall. You will learn how to melt rope together and attach it to the gourd and apply all clock mechanisms & numbers for a working clock. You will learn to inlay heshi beads.

The instructor will provide dyes, paints, lacing, heshi beads, glue and rope, but you are welcome to bring your own.


What you are required to bring

Cleaned canteen, bushel basket or kettle gourd - 12" or larger in diameter with as flat a bottom & top as possible.

Dust mask, mini saw, gourd scraping tool and an old T-shirt for cleaning tools.

A blow dryer, a compass with lead in one side, and a black sharpie.

Rotary tool, 1/2" round carbide burr, medium football carbide burr, drill & 1/8" & 3/8" bits.

Heat tool (Weller SPG 80L) & Weller pointed tip heat tool - purchase at Ace Hardware or from Amazon.

Gourd wood burning tool and nib of your choice.

Contact Clint if you have any questions about these supplies (see his contact info below).

About the instructor

Clint has taught at many gourd festivals & patches in California, Nevada & Arizona. He has been published in many newspapers & magazines and has taught many private classes.

Questions about this class?

Contact Clint at [email protected] or 775-771-2092

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