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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:42 pm 
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I've done this a couple of times: broken several knives,nearly lost a couple of fingers and it's always looked like a mess. Can anyone recommend tools, techniques for carving etc. to make it a safer, more artistic occupation? :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:02 pm 
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We bought a pumpkin carving knife years ago at a petting farm type place near here. Very cheap & very effective. Cut out patterns from the Internet or draw them yourself. I don't really "do" Hallowe'en but we do always have a bit of fun carving pumpkins in half term.
Like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00H79R ... X110_SY165


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:02 pm 
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We bought an inexpensive little kit in Waitrose a couple of years ago, complete with tiny saws, stencils and scoopy things. There's no pic with this that I can see, but the prices was around the same: http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductVie ... arving+kit

You'll need a sharpie to trace the outline onto the pumpkin.

Don't do it until the day before or so because the innards go mouldy and soft rapidly.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:13 pm 
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This one is relatively easy if carved through.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:16 pm 
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I did buy a kit like that last year from Sainsburys but the blade bent and broke in a second! Is the one from Waitrose more robust? What is a sharpie? :oops:

Might do google now for pumpkin carving knife and see what I come up with....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:17 pm 
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Sorry, Stroudydad, I can't see you picture. Is it just me?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Sorry fixed now

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Oh my! They are amazing! Love the ET one! I've just seen people on youtube drilling into their pumpkins. I realized what a 'country art' it was, and perhaps not just an American one.

Also found an extraordinary pumpkin carving knife set for 21 quid! Is this going to be my new hobby?! :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:39 pm 
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Mine are all done with kit that cost less than a fiver.


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