Abranet 80 Grit - Not in Sample Pack
Packs of 5 sheets - $10
Small Detail Brush Set & Set of Fine Liner Brushes
3 brushes in each set. $2 per set
3 Fine Liner Brushes (Shown at top)
3 Detail Brushes (Shown at bottom)
All Metal Hand Scrapers
For those who prefer to use hand tools to clean gourds, here is a really nice option. These 6" or 14" 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 - Out of Stock
14" Scraper $18.00
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 Out of Stock
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
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 2" mushroom head cleaner is a good general purpose shape.
Medium Grit Mushroom Cleaner $32
Fine tip applicators
Fine tip applicators for applying dyes and other finishes where it is important to get into tiny areas.
25 applicators - $4
50 applicators - $7
The Keyless Chuck (Dremel 4486) eliminates the need for wrenches and collets! It accepts all accessory bits with 1/32" to 1/8" shanks. They work with most Dremel models, including Dremel attachments and flexible shafts. GENUINE DREMEL part, factory packaged.
NEW - Keyless chuck for off brand (mostly Chinese) rotary tools. This one has a slightly larger opening where the chuck threads onto the tool. It is not guaranteed to fit every off brand tool, but if the Dremel one doesn't work, this one probably will. Special $6
These are some of the hand tools I use most often on my gourds. I use what I sell!
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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, a mandrel and 8 sizes of saws that will create different sized holes from 1" to 2 1/2" wide.
Hole saws are 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 - $15
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3M 9211 Respirator with Exhalation Valve
This three-panel flat fold respirator features an innovative design. The low profile provides a good, comfortable fit (even for people with small faces!) and allows for better visibility than the common cup style mask. The exhalation valve prevents fogging of eyeglasses. This is a government-approved N95 particulate respirator.
$5 Out of Stock
Sanding Sticks and Replacement Bands
A perfect complement to riffler files, sanding sticks are wonderful for getting into tight areas that can't be smoothed with normal sandpaper, especially flat background areas and tight corners. Use this tool to do your final smoothing after carving. The spring loaded design maintains belt tension, and allows you to rotate the abrasive belt 360 degrees.
5 pack Sanding Stick Kit
This kit contains 5 different color sanding sticks with 5 different grits - so you can switch between grits quickly without changing bands! The kit comes with 120, 240, 320, 400 and 600 grits
Three different surfaces for sanding - tapered/angled end, flat side and rounded end. The stick is 1/4" wide x 6" long.
Individual Sanding Stick with 120 grit band.
Mini Abrasives Cleaning Block
Use one of these handy little cleaners to extend the life of all your abrasives - works great on mini disc sanders, drum sanders, and belt sanders. Just hold it against the spinning abrasive surface and the cleaner will remove all the fine particles that clog the sandpaper. $3.50
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!
10 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
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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.
From Staybowlizer owner Michelle Barber: "The staybowlizer is the best gourd tool I have and I love it! I have two of them and they are so easy to use. They are great to use in the kitchen when making cookies with kids. They are also great for woodworkers as well as us gourd freaks."
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New - Abranet Sanding Mesh
I love this stuff! This sanding product is a favorite of 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. There are instructions on converting a Microlux disc sander for use with Abranet in the
January 2015 Arizona Gourds Newsletter 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. The standard sample packs sold by Mirka are shorter and don't allow you to maximize the amount of discs you can cut from a strip. They also cost more per inch than the packs sold here. These sample packs are designed for gourders!
Each sample pack contains one strip of 5 different grits - 120, 180, 240, 320, and 400, and is $10. Or, buy a double pack with 2 strips of each for $18 and save. Single grit packs have 5 sheets of a single grit. Packs of single grits are $10 each.
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5mm Masking Tape
Great for laying out designs on your gourd projects. $1.50 per roll.
only $5 .
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 tiny areas. Handle color may vary.
25 applicators - $2
*100 applicators - $7
Additional sanding bands
4 pieces - $4.50
22mm (about 7/8") ball shape on a 1/4" shaft. Ideal for cleaning inside small gourds.
Medium grit cuts fast and effective without clogging - can be used in a flexible shaft type motor or a hand drill.