2 fine detail tip brushes. Great for applying paint or stain to tiny places. $1.50 each pair.
All Metal Hand Scrapers
For those who prefer to use hand tools to clean gourds, here is a really nice option. This 6" scrapers clean gourds quickly because the cleaning head has sharpened edges, and you can use all sides of the cutting head using either a pushing or pulling motion.
6" Scraper $14.50
Plastic applicator bottle with 10 assorted sizes of tips. Great for glues, dyes, and other liquids where you want to place a precise amount. Use to draw on fine line designs with inks and dyes. Keep a few on hand for color changes or keep one separate for glue.
$2.50 per set
Keyless Chuck Pin Vise with Drill Bit Set
This pin vise has a keyless chuck and requires no collets. The set includes a bonus 10 piece set of small drill bits. $10
10 pc 180 mm Riffler File Set
Originally designed for woodworkers, rifflers are great for rapid smoothing of carved areas! The curved ends fit into tight corners, and each file has a different shape. Coarser than sandpaper, these will remove material quickly, and leave a smooth finish. Packaged in a handy vinyl pouch.
180 mm $12
Temporarily out of stock
Finishing Sanders - Extenders with Replaceable Sanding Heads
Less expensive than fancy sanding mops and sanding stars, these finishing sanders will sand and smooth the gourd interior to a great finish. They can be used with either a 6" or 12" extender. When the head wears out, you can keep the extender and use it again with a new replacement sanding head.
It's easy to change sanding heads, the extender has an included hex key for fast changes. (Note: These work in an regular drill - not for use with a dremel)
CARBIDE Gourd Cleaners
We're pleased to have this fantastic carbide gourd cleaning tool on the Arizona Gourds website. Unlike other gourd cleaning tools, this tough carbide cleaner will last a lifetime, and will not crack, peel or wear out! You'll never need to replace these tools.
Mushroom cleaners have a 9" shaft
This is a solid metal tool with extra tough carbide grit! If you know how expensive even small carbide carving burs are, you'll realize that these are very reasonably priced.
This carbide tool is mounted on a heavy duty 3/8" steel shaft. It will work in a regular size drill, and works most efficiently at low speeds. The 1 5/8"" mushroom head cleaner is a good general purpose shape.
Medium Grit Mushroom Cleaner $30
Fine tip applicators
Fine tip applicators for applying dyes and other finishes where it is important to get into tiny areas.
25 applicators - $4.60
50 applicators - $8.00
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Hole Saw Set
These high carbon steel hole saws will drill perfectly round holes in gourds! Use them to cut round openings for lids, birdhouse openings, etc. This set comes with a plastic storage case and includes a hex wrench, 2 mandrels, 1/4" bit and 8 sizes of saws that will create different sized holes from 1" to 2 1/2" wide.
Hole saws should be used with a full sized cordless or electric drill; a variable speed drill allows for good control and efficient cutting. *Please note that these saws are too large for use in a Dremel type tool.
Hole Saw Set - $17.25
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These are what we use in all of my classes. These extra firm 120 grit sanding strips keep their edge and stay stiff so they can be used for sanding nice, sharp edges. Great for smoothing carved ripples and last a long time!
8 strips in a package - $2.50
Brass Brush - Great for cleaning burs. Put your dirty or clogged burs in a small jar with a bit of acetone or other solvent and soak them for a while. Clean off any remaining residue by brushing the burs with this brass brush - it cleans great but isn't too harsh on the burs. $1
Hole saws work great for quick, perfect round openings!
10 piece Diamond File Set
These small diamond files are finer than riffler files, and work great for smoothing hard to reach areas. They work especially well for smoothing filigree holes and cut edges. They are 5 1/2" long.
Packaged in a handy vinyl pouch.
Abranet Sanding Mesh
This sanding product is a favorite of gourd crafters, woodworkers and woodturners. Because it is a mesh, sanding dust does not clog the paper, leading to better results and longer lasting product. The backing is stiffer than regular sandpaper so it doesn't get soft and "mushy" during use. It is great for hand sanding. As an added bonus, the backing has a fuzzy surface for use with hook and loop type sanding dics.
While this product is more expensive than regular sandpaper, it works great and lasts longer.
Abranet Sanding Sample Packs
You can use Abranet with small disc sanders. These sample packs come with strips measuring 2 3/4" wide x 9" long, perfect for creating at least 3 sanding discs out of every sheet - or cut them into smaller pieces for hand sanding. They can also be used on a sanding block, just cut them to the correct size.
Each sample pack contains one strip of 6 different grits - 80, 120, 180, 240, 320, and 400, and is $13.80. Or, buy a double pack with 2 strips of each for $26 and save. Single grit packs have 5 sheets of a single grit. Packs of single grits are $11.50 each.
Sample Pack Double Pack 80 Grit 120 Grit 180 Grit 240 Grit 320 Grit 400 Grit
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5mm Masking Tape
Great for laying out designs on your gourd projects. $1.50 per roll.
TIP: Use pin vises to hold diamond burs and turn them in to mini detail sanders for fine hand sanding operations!
6" extender with ONE finishing sander head $12
12" extender with ONE finishing sander head $16
6" and 12" extenders with TWO finishing sander heads
Micro tip applicators
Fuzzy micro tip applicators for applying dyes and other finishes where it is important to get into small areas. Handle color may vary.
25 applicators - $2.30
100 applicators - $8.00
Craft Scissors - 7/8" wide x 4 1/4" long
Perfect size for your tool kit when you go to a gourd class. The sharp tip and flat profile allows you to get into tight spots for cutting flush with the gourd. Comes with its own plastic pouch.
Finally! A knife handle that holds the blade securely while you work! Because the twist lock is on the rear of the knife handle, the blade stays secure as you work. 1 blade and cap included. Soft grip handle.