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Unread postby twinz3950 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:58 pm

Well this is a jp pattern. I used a dremel to do this real pumpkin. Just glued on the pattern and shaved.

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Unread postby Innuendo » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:07 pm

Great job on the shading...

I will admit that I really like this one shaved rather than cut-out...

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Unread postby spyderman1289 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:11 pm

i like it. i like it a lot! :D
good work
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Unread postby slomaro2000 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:59 pm

Very nice!!
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Unread postby Looney » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:43 pm

What a great pattern, I too, like it better this way (shaded)
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Unread postby twinz3950 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:55 pm

Thanks for the great comments. I shaved it in hopes that when it starts to wilt to much detail will not be lost.
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Unread postby twinz3950 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:47 pm

Same bits as a fake. The number 106 and 107 bits seem to work the best. Still testing different bits out. Also just like fakes I used a diamond tip bit to clean up the edges. it cleans the yellow flesh up nice and will not cut in to the orange skin.
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Unread postby Pumpkinman » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:34 pm

Fantastic carve twinz and great pattern JP!!!
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Unread postby Paul The Younger » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:40 pm

I sent my wife to www.jammingpumpkins.com today to look over the patterns and help the kids pick out a couple. Even before she saw your carve, she thought that pattern was the best on the entire site. She was thrilled just now to see it carved. You did a fantastic job on it twinz!

Now, I tried the glue up method on a real kin only once....when I started cutting into the flesh, the pumpkin juice quickly saturated the pattern and it was like trying to carve through wet papier mache. The paper just mushed right up and I lost all hope of following the pattern. How do you avoid that mess, especially with a dremel?

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Unread postby twinz3950 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:02 pm

I have been trying different methods. One important thing is the glue. You need a glue that is good enough to hold the pattern if it gets a little wet but still able to get off. If to much juice comes out I dab it up with a towel. Also try and go an 1/8 inch or less till you get the pattern trace. If you stay in the orange rind it is not as juicy as the yellow flesh.
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Unread postby Mister_JP » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:17 pm

Nice job. Although I designed it as a carve-through, it does work great as a shaved design. Maybe you could cut out the eyes?
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Unread postby Disarmer » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:44 pm

Great job on the carving! It looks awesome!
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Unread postby Paul The Younger » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:35 pm

twinz3950 wrote:I have been trying different methods. One important thing is the glue. You need a glue that is good enough to hold the pattern if it gets a little wet but still able to get off. If to much juice comes out I dab it up with a towel. Also try and go an 1/8 inch or less till you get the pattern trace. If you stay in the orange rind it is not as juicy as the yellow flesh.


What kind of glue do you use?
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Unread postby Wolfy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:40 pm

Mister_JP wrote:Nice job. Although I designed it as a carve-through, it does work great as a shaved design. Maybe you could cut out the eyes?


I was just thinking the same thing! Every year I carve a few pumkins for a couple of the local schools here, and I was thinking the shaded version would work best for the classroom, but that I'd like to pop out the eyes. Great job as usual Twinz! Thanks for the fantastic idea!
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Unread postby twinz3950 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:05 pm

I have been using craft bond extra strength it works better than white glue but still looking for something better. I used a spray glue that worked well on the pumpkin but could not get it off the pumpkin. also for the eyes of the carving i used a clear sealer on the eyes and then used a paint pen and painted them white. Looked awsome!! but no pictures, gave the pumpkin away to a local high school
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