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26 October 2009

OMG Dremel Pumpkinator! I had not been aware of this thing. Do people still use knives too or is everyone using one of these winguses now?
I've been using power tools to carve jack o' lanterns for a least a decade. Before that I used #11 and #22 scalpels but they are a PITA to handle when the going gets gooey and I'd get tired halfway through the 2nd or 3rd pumpkin.
posted by jamaro 26 October | 22:33
Look for the Combo Fun Pak that includes safety goggles, a Swiffer "Punkin-Skrubbr Wall & Ceiling cleaning system" and one free Band-Aid brand butterfly bandage.

Incidentally, touching a Dremel tool with a brush bit to my right index fingertip was the single most painful thing I've ever done.
posted by Triode 26 October | 22:55
Yeah I use my generic Dremel tool for pumpkin carving.
posted by arse_hat 26 October | 23:01
I used a knife like in the olden days. Is this where we put our pumpkin pictures or will that be photo friday?
posted by rmless2 26 October | 23:02
I've only ever used knives. Never occurred to me to use power tools.

The Dremel site has some nice templates as well.
posted by deborah 27 October | 00:28
Fightstarter is what that is. Pumpkin carving is a social activity, but it always becomes some sort of weird bargaining dance with others for the right tool when you need it, because there will be, like, 2 big spoons, 2 good knives of varying size and seratedness, 4 crappy ones, and 1 pokey thing. You bring the dremel in and it's like a coke bottle fell out of the sky.
posted by iamkimiam 27 October | 01:30
Is this where we put our pumpkin pictures or will that be photo friday?

Yes, Photo Friday's theme this week will be Halloween.
posted by essexjan 27 October | 02:04
I'm still having the Halloween hate.
posted by Obscure Reference 27 October | 05:52
I love the idea of this. I wonder how much it costs. I want one.

I use knives and the little serrated mini knives that come in the pumpkin carving kits. They work nicely.
posted by LoriFLA 27 October | 07:46
Apparently it's also possible to use a sawzall to carve pumpkins. I'm looking to try it out next year as I don't get to use my sawzall nearly enough.
posted by drezdn 27 October | 10:07
AskMeCha: What's the difference between "pithy" and "succinct"? || Herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese.