Making Pumpkin Carving Tools from Woodworking ToolsComments (0)
I needed a better way to carve a Halloween pumpkin than just using
a kitchen knife. The solution was to make two cutters using a jigsaw blade and
a scrollsaw blade. The jigsaw blade
would be my rough cutter and the scrollsaw blade my detail cutter.
I cut two lengths of 1/2" dowel about 4" long. On one end of one of the dowels I used my
bandsaw to cut a centered slot about 1/2” long.
On one end of the other dowel I drilled a 1/8" hole 1/2" deep.
I used CA glue on the mounting end of the jigsaw blade and affixed
it in the slot in the dowel piece.
I cut the scrollsaw blade 4" long at an angle using wire cutters to make a point. I used CA glue to glue the square end of the scroll blade into the round hole in the end of the second dowel.
I now have a set of rough and detailed cutters for pumpkin carving. They are safer to use than a kitchen knife,
and I can create more imaginative designs.
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