GourdMaster™ Fili-Point Burr
"I just wanted you to know how much I like the Fili-Point Burr. It is the best burr I've used for doing filigree cut work." -Gloria Crane!
See the amazing things you can do with a Fili-Point burr! Watch the video above!
Do you ever wonder how "they" do it? Those fancy cuts, filigree carving, amazing gourd rims? They all look so beautiful, but how do they do it? The secret is the GourdMasterTM Fili-Point Burr. This unique burr was created specifically for use on gourds and is by far our most popular burr with gourd artists.
The Fili-Point Burr is a double-coated diamond burr that tapers to a fine point allowing you to create amazing carvings on any gourd (yes, even the thickest Welburn gourds!)
Pictured above, gourd art by Christy Barajas featuring smooth filigree carving done using the Fili-Point Burr.
The Fili-Point burr is a must-have tool among gourd artist because of its many uses!
• Create Micro-Filigree and Large Filigree
• Make intricate cuts
• Make your own gourd cut-outs
• Drill tiny holes
• Cut open Welburn's thick-shelled gourds!
• And much more!
*The Fili-Point burr is compatible with: GourdMaster Pro Carvers, Dremel Rotary Tools, and Master Carvers.
We named this burr the"Fili-Point" burr because it is designed specifically for creating micro-filigree and large filigree. It is also strong enough to cut through Welburn's famous thick shelled gourds, so you can make intricate cuts, and your own gourd cut-outs!
Manufactured and designed exclusively for GourdMaster™, the "Fili-Point" Burr is made with the highest quality industrial grade diamonds. Unlike standard diamond burrs, the "Fili-Point" burr is made with a double coating of jagged cut diamonds. This makes them more durable and longer-lasting than standard diamond burrs.
If you notice your burr turning black, it often just needs to be cleaned. Take a look at the Brass Burr Cleaner to clean your burr!
Picured above, gourd art by Gloria Crane featuring cut outs and filigree carving.
Pictured above, gourd art by Kelsey Nelson featuring Filigree Carving
This gourgeous Apple Gourd by Kelsey Nelson, was colored using Apple Red Ink Dye and the filigree holes were carved with the GourdMaster™ Fili-Point Burr!
The art piece was then accented with a Gourd Leaf Cut-Out that you can easily make your self from a gourd piece using the Fili-Point Burr! Watch the video "See How to Create Your Own Gourd Cut-Outs!" for tips on how!
The Fili-Point Burr does much more than just smooth filigree carving. You can make your own gourd cut-outs like this beautiful sunflower that Christy Barajas created to accent her gourd basket with sunflower design!
Pictured above, gourd art by Christy Barajas featuring a fancy-cut rim
To make the cut-out, simply stick the sunflower design to your gourd piece (design is from the "Roses, Pansies and Sunflowers" Stick 'n Burn pack), then cut directly through the stick n burn and gourd using your Fili-Point Burr to cut out your flower.
This beautiful fancy cut leaf vase was creasted by Christy Barajas, using the GourdMaster Fili-Point Burr. Watch the video "How to Create a Fancy Cut Oak Leaf Vase with Stipple Carving!" to learn step-by-step how to create this beautiful piece.
Pictured Above, gourd art by Christy Barajas featuring a gourd cut-out
Pictured here, "Tree Forest" Gourd bowl by Claudia Herber, created using the Fili-Point Burr!
"The [Fili-Point] burr is awesome! The cutting action is powerful and so smooth, like cutting through butter, so it leaves a clean edge - this means less sanding for me (always a good thing!). From tiny filigree holes to larger cut-outs, this burr easily does it all! I love that I can just plunge it right into the gourd and it doesn't grab. Because of it's size it fits into tiny corners, so I can cut really intricate shapes." - Mary Gehley
Pictured above, gourd art by Mary Gehley featuring filigree carving and fancy cut rim.
In the video above you'll see how easy it is to create a variety of complex cuts using the Fili-Point Burr!
Original air date 03/31/2017
In this video, Christy will show you how to make cute gourd decorations out of gourd pieces so that you can enhance your gourd art projects with 3-D adornments using the popular Fili-Point Burr. Original air date: 9/24/16.