Introduction: Broken Gourd Recovery
I started out with a "birds nest gourd" that I wanted to make a bird house with. Unfortunately I knocked it off the work bench and had to put the creative side of me to work. Serendipity strikes again :-)
Step 1: Destined to Be a Bird House
The gourd was destined to be a plain and simple bird house to hang out side my house
Step 2: Oops
Clumsy me knocked it off the work bench changing its destiny forever
Step 3: Whats Inside
Cut the top off and clean up the edges
Step 4: Design the Design
Scribe some lines to contain my abundant imagination
Step 5: Pencil Sketch
Repeated wave shape worked for me
Step 6: Finalize the Design
Woodburner/Soldering irons should be part of every shop
Step 7: End Game
This step took some time and didn't get as good a documentation as it deserved. I used a Dremel tool to slowly shape the neck part of the gourd until it would fit on the side with minimal gap and then glued it in place Easy as cake.
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