Ramelson tools are made using the finest high carbon tool steel, hand forged, heat treated and tempered by expert American craftsmen. Each tool is polished, sharpened and brushed to reinforce the high standard that makes the Ramelson tool a lifetime tool. Used for wood or gourd carving. The 3/8" skew with the palm handle fits nicely into your hand for intricate work. This tool will cut even the thickest gourds.
The shape of an Apple Gourd makes it perfect to decorate for beginning artists. Ten projects include a 'Be My Valentine' gourd, fish and rooster adorned gourds, a gourd decorated with gift wrapper, and a 'Thinking of You' gourd with well-wishes written on it. There are many techniques presented. Through 178 color images and step-by-step directions you can use color, paper, common art supplies, and special effects as decorations. A gallery of finished projects will inspire your own creations.