How to smooth the inside of a fake pumpkin

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How to smooth the inside of a fake pumpkin

Unread postby whitedog » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:05 pm

I am trying my first Funkin and it has a pretty uneven surface on the inside. I have read that some even this out with a dremel. My question is how to do this realiably, as it seems the dremel cannot maintain the angle needed to do so (ie, the tool is too big/long). Has anyone else had this problem, and how did you solve it? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: How to smooth the inside of a fake pumpkin

Unread postby The Pumpkin Wizard » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:27 pm

I never have much of a problem with the lumpy insides of the Funkins, but when I did, I've followed the advise of some folks on the boards, and use a drill with a flex shaft attached to a wire brush on the inside. That seems to work best, since a drill have the torque you need to bend the shaft and drive the brush. You'll burn your Dremel out even if you use a flex shaft with it try to do it that way.
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Re: How to smooth the inside of a fake pumpkin

Unread postby whitedog » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:32 am

Thanks for the advice - I will look into that option. I certainly don't want to burn out my dremel during prime season, at least not smoothing out interiors. I usually use Michael's pumpkins, and have never really had this issue with them. Thanks again!
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Re: How to smooth the inside of a fake pumpkin

Unread postby race20fan » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:32 pm

The Wiz is right. I have a bit that is a paint and rust stripper bit. You have to use your regular drill with a bit extender and go easy, it doesn't take much and you will get groves from the bit. Light pressure and let the bit do the work.
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