Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving
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Easily add Halloween spirit to your home with a festively carved pumpkin. Even the most detailed designs can be accomplished when carving a pumpkin with a Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool.

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Step By Step Instructions


Step 1

Tracing pattern on pumpkin

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First, if you decide to use a pattern rather than freehand your design, trace along its edge with a washable marker or perforate along the design with a skewer. We chose the perforation technique and found that the easiest way to adhere the pattern to the pumpkin was to secure it with a push pin. Then follow along the pattern, pushing holes into the pumpkin with the skewer.


Step 2

Carving pumpkin with Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool

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Now we are ready to begin carving! Using your Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool on high speed and a Dremel Carving and Engraving accessory, (we used Dremel accessory #191) begin engraving the design into the pumpkin by following the pattern laid out by the perforations.


Step 3

Carving pumpkin with Dremel accessory

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Once you outline your design, etch away any larger spaces you wish to add a glow to with a Dremel High Speed Cutter. We used accessory #194.


Step 4

Smooth out with sanding bands

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Finally, simply smooth out any bumps in your design with a Dremel sanding band accessory. We used the EZ Drum Mandrel. Your pumpkin is now ready to shine anywhere festive decorations are wanted!


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.