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Gourd Supplies and Tools - Supplies and Tools for Gourd Art and Other Crafts

Sawdust Connection carries a wide variety of supplies and tools for gourds, pyrography and other crafts

Your source for gourd craft supplies, stamping and other crafts. All the products we carry are the finest quality on the market and the most popular products used by gourd artists, pyrographers, stampers and other crafters.

Be sure to look at the main Store Front page for a complete list of departments and the menu on the left. If you can't find something be sure to look at the Site Map or use the handy-dandy search box all located at the top of each page.

Our New Look & Ads

I've been back in New Mexico for over 7 years now & haveSawdust Connection's New Ad. wanted to update our look for some time but so many things got in the way of accomplishing that. The new website was a priority & it has been up for a couple of years now so it was time to change the rest of our "look". Until now our color ads were basically sepia tones but with the total revamping of the website it was time to make the rest of the needed changes to reflect my favorite southwest, turquoise & terracotta..

Look for our new ads in the American Gourd Society magazine, patch newsletters, Woodcarving & Pyrography magazines. Our banner that stands high above our booth at shows has also been changed to coordinate with our new ads & business cards. Be sure to look for my familiar golden eagle burning & new colors, we should be easier to find!!!!


We have a new look! Look for our ad in newsletters & magazines.


Click on the links below to go to the most popular gourd supply departments!

Pyrography woodburning tools, pens and accessories. Foredom K.5230 Gourd Carving Kit. Mini jig saws, scroll saws, gourd saws; transformers and accessories.

Razertip Pyrography Woodburning Tools, Pens & Accessories

Foredom Flexible Shaft, Portable & High Speed Micromoto & Bench Top Tools & Accessories

Mini Saws, Blades & Transformers

Razaire 530 Dust Collector, Filters & Accessories

Pyrography, woodburning tools, starter kits, pens & accessories

Power carving tools, kits, burs, handpieces and accessories

Proxxon Saws, blades & accessories

The smallest, quietest, most powerful & versatile portable dust collection system

Hand carved wooden zuni bear bead in dark wood. Alcohol, Chalk & Dye Inks for Gourds, Stamping & Other Crafts. Stamp and stick glue pad.

Beads & Embellishments

Dye Inks & Metallic Ink Markers

Heat-Activated Glue & Adhesives

Hand-made wood beads & embellishments

 GourdSupply Products Dye Inks & Metallic Ink Markers

Glue for use with metal leaf, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, embossing powder, glitter & more

Nedra's Special Formula 2 oz Size. Mona Lisa Gold Leaf. Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments. Gourd Scriber marks straight lines around your gourd.

Finishes & Sealers

Metal Leaf & Supplies

Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments

Gourd & Craft Supplies

Varnish & sealers

Metal leaf, supplies & accessories

Metallic pure pigment powders can be used alone or combined with almost anything

Embossing heat tools, gourd scribe & craft supplies & so much more

Applicators & Brushes. Peacock Feathers with eye. Clearance Center.

Applicators, Brushes & Scoops

Microbrushes, Taklon micro detail brushes, applicator cubes, foam wedges & more


Decorative & exotic feathers of every shape, size & color. Perfect for masks & other crafts.

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About my Gourd Art Supplies Store

Welcome to my gourd world where you will find the best quality supplies & tools for gourd art, pyrography, stamping, woodturning, woodworking, woodcarving and other crafts. In addition to inks, paint, mediums and applicators I carry specialty items such as the Microlux Gourd Saw, Proxxon Mini Jig Saw, The Gourd Saw; Nibsburner and Razertip woodburning tools, and so much more.

 I also offer gourd books through Amazon, beads hand carved by Alan, pyrography tools, mini saws, dye inks, applicators, and so many other specialty items I know you will love. These supplies are not just for gourd artists but for woodcarvers, woodworkers, pyrographers, rubber stampers, card makers and just about any other craft. 

I have been involved in art most of my life and with gourds and woodworking for many years. I started selling my tools and supplies at woodcarving and woodworking shows in 1999 and at gourd shows since 2007 after retiring from my day job. 

My online store, was launched in 2002 which catered mostly to the needs of woodburners, woodcarvers and woodworkers initially but as my interest in gourds grew so did my store and it eventually grew to include gourd supplies. 

After moving back to New Mexico in 2007 I found myself drawn back into working with gourds more and experimenting with lots of new products, mediums and embellishments. After careful review of the store I made a decision to slim down on some woodworking tools to make room for more gourd supplies that I've been personally using for many years. I decided to give them their "own space" and expanded the store to include departments that cater to the needs of gourd artists. 

Some of the specialty tools I carry for gourd artists are the Minicraft & Proxxon mini jig saws, Gourd Scrapers and Razertip Gourd Starter Kits designed with the Gourd Lover in mind and I have trouble keeping them in stock since I started carrying them!

I'm always looking for new products and as I discover them I test them out myself for a while and if I think it's something my customers will like I "test the waters" to see how well others like them.

The gourd shown here was made with products from my gourd art supplies store and yes, I do use the products I sell. This gourd was made using GourdSupply Products dye inks, Jo Sonja paint and Lumiere paint. 

The GourdSupply Products dye inks are light-fast, acid free water based dyes that are fade resistant (note they Santa Fe Steps gourd made by Nedra.are not completely fade proof...not much is). These are by far the most popular products used by gourd artists and most of you first discovered them from Maria Dellos who developed the techniques using these dye inks on gourds. Everybody just loves them including me. GourdSupply Products dye inks are the same ones used by Maria. Available in a wonderful selection of colors and because these dye inks have no alcohol, they won't fade or streak like alcohol based products such as leather dyes. The inks are made in America and I'm so pleased to be able to offer them to you at very reasonable prices. These dyes are perfect for gourd artists as well as rubber stamping enthusiasts. I have also put together kits that contain everything you need to get started.

If you haven't already discovered the wonderful world of gourd decorating I invite you to give it a try. Experiment with all the products in our paint department and see all the wonderful things you can do with them.

Free Tutorials

Please check out my Gourd Crafts 101 Tutorial to help gourd enthusiasts get started using some of these wonderful products and most important my Gourd Pyrography Safety Tutorial

Thank you for stopping by and come back often!

Happy Gourding ©!

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