Pumpkin Carving Tools

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Pumpkin Carving Tools

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What are you favorite tools to use when carving pumpkins?
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Old steak knives.
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A Sharpe ratio.
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An oscillating saw and drill... Safer IMO than old knives and cheap plastic saws sold as carving tools
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drywall saw... best pumpkin carver i've ever used, and it was pretty good for drywall the two times i used it for that too...
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Haha. I guess I am not the only one to use power tools. Oscillating tool with a saw blade, drill with spade bit, and a rotary tool with carving bit. Way safer than the knife and plastic stuff.
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A pointy serrated steak knife (probably stolen from a restaurant in the 1970's), a rounded tip serrated steak knife (lifted from a Ponderosa steak house in the 80s ) along with a large steel serving spoon - don't know where it came from it just always was there, it's got a sharp edge (for some reason).

The round tip serrated steak knife is a great tool. I use it to cut down cardboard boxes (for recycling) and in the garden (for trimming and cutting). It hasn't been sharpened since I lifted it. I saw something like it recently at walmart - 4 knives for $5.00. I was tempted to buy them but didn't. I got the amazing knife, don't need more.

And I haven't lifted "silverware" or anything else from a restaurant (or anywhere else) - since the 80's.... the late teenage/early 20's is a weird time in one's life.
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bob60014 wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:13 pm Old steak knives.
Agree, but make sure they have remained sharp for easy and safe slicing.

Lucy had the right knife, but maybe applied a bit too savagely for the sensitive Linus:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WDR9Cm2cYvY

(From Charles Schulz's "The Great Pumpkin" TV show.)
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Jigsaw blade inserted into a wood handle.
Handles - https://www.amazon.com/Wooden-Handle-st ... 076YY9496/

Also bought a Pumpkin Masters kit years ago. Works well.
https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Masters- ... 00N42CYLO/

A saw is way better than a knife.
And, much safer.
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Bogle7 wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:12 pm Also bought a Pumpkin Masters kit years ago. Works well.
+1

A pumpkin carving saw feels dull against fingers, but cuts through pumpkin with amazing ease. This was a super amazing dollar store purchase!
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Bogle7 wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:12 pm

Also bought a Pumpkin Masters kit years ago. Works well.
https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Masters- ... 00N42CYLO/
Back when I carved pumpkins, I bought something similar. Not sure if it was the same brand, but it had the same tools. Made the finer details easy to accomplish.
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pmr2017 wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:57 pm What are you favorite tools to use when carving pumpkins?
My tools:

1. Black Sharpie.
2. Steak Knife.

Done.
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