Making A Bottle Gourd Water Bottle.

Edward

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Amazing. When shaking wrap it in a leather strapping and hold base. Then shake carefully in a circular motion patiently taking your time. This may help reduce vibrations and prevent cracks.

I found myself interested in the Bota Canteen from Spain, also with an ancient past. I am not sure how well they keep water however. I first saw one in the 1985 movie, 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' and was intrigued. They are handmade using leather and seem easy to carry.

 

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Hi Kieth,
You've inspired and reminded me with your latest video on water bottles.

Its been on my list of things to do for ages, but yesterday I ordered a few packets of gourd seeds !
Spring is the time to plant, and the boy is keen too, so he'll be in charge of planting, watering etc ….

I'll let you know how we progress
 

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Hi Kieth,
You've inspired and reminded me with your latest video on water bottles.

Its been on my list of things to do for ages, but yesterday I ordered a few packets of gourd seeds !
Spring is the time to plant, and the boy is keen too, so he'll be in charge of planting, watering etc ….

I'll let you know how we progress
Good one Aussie, I shall be planting my own this season too. Looking forward to seeing how you go with the growing & making.
Regards, Keith.
 
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