Tutorial for a Gourd Rainstick, Part Two
Attach a long string to one end of the gourd as shown below.
by Kasin Hunter
Imitating the stripes on a barber pole, wrap string around gourd until the gourd is
completely wrapped. Leave about a fingerlength between each row of wrap.
You can make each row closer to one another if you want. It will result in the use of more
fruit skewers. Don't make the rows too close or the fill will be congested in use.
Tape other end of string. Tape a string in the same fashion to the smaller top gourd
piece. Note: you can use masking tape all the way around instead of string.
Drilling the holes
Choose a drill bit that is about the same thickness as the fruit skewers you are using.
It is easy to do this by simply holding up the skewer against the drill bit.
About every two inches, drill a hole along the string as shown below. Also drill the top
Sometimes helping hands makes the task goes faster and a lot more fun.
REMOVE STRINGS AND TAPE BEFORE NEXT STEP.
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