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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:37 pm 
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good evening...

a project i just finished...9-inches tall...inspired by a true vintage classic...

my very best regards...

howard


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Howard, Wonderful interpretation of the original!!!!! The loofa trees really finish it off.


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i learned to make "luffah trees" from the detailed instructions and photo that tom hull posted on ted's web site...they're actually pretty easy to make...take a look and give it a try!...here's the link...

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/fixtree.html

if anyone is interested i can provide a link to the source i use...just let me know...
i believe there is a minimum purchase of somewhere around ten sponges...they are about 10 to 12-inches long...

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yes pls post the link for the loofa sponges. That's our next project.


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maria...here's where i got my luffa...

the contact is Chris Blumenstock...send an email to him at the address below...

chris@luffa.info

here's the link to the site...

http://www.luffa.info/

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Boy, Howard, you are really a treasure! Thanks for the info for luffas--I immediately emailed Chris and am looking forward to hearing back from him. Even following Tom Hull's instructions and your fine supplemental information, my luffa trees come out looking nothing like they should. But I'm going to keep on trying. If I could get all the way 'cross country easily I would drop in and peer over your shoulder as you make some. The dying isn't a problem--the shaping is.


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nan...

regarding "shaping" luffah trees...i trim with ordinary scissors and pinking shears...and cut a little bit at a time...

remember...no two trees in nature are alike...each one is a natural, growing thing...all kinds of shapes and sizes...nothing is perfect...

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Nan wrote:
Boy, Howard, you are really a treasure! Thanks for the info for luffas--I immediately emailed Chris and am looking forward to hearing back from him. Even following Tom Hull's instructions and your fine supplemental information, my luffa trees come out looking nothing like they should. But I'm going to keep on trying. If I could get all the way 'cross country easily I would drop in and peer over your shoulder as you make some. The dying isn't a problem--the shaping is.


Hi everyone--in case you ever need peps or berries for the top of your handcrafted loofa trees, check this site out - lots of pages! http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/flower ... amens-peps


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