Halloween Carving

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Project by Dekker posted 10-29-2007 02:44 PM 2201 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of a single burl of Cucurbita pepo (aka ”orangewood”), I removed the bark then proceeded to carve the figure…

OK, so it’s not made out of wood… but it is in the spirit of the season

It did let me work on some carving techniques. This is from last year’s halloween (2006), and I will probably do the same this year (If I still have time). Everything is one piece, and the forehead gash is actually gouged deep, with the stitches being suspended over empty space (delicate pumpkin carving!). The mouth is hollowed out as well, with teeth and a tongue.

Though this photo does not do show it, I had a fluorescent blub inside to illuminate it. It made the eyes, forehead crack, and mouth glow.

Last year’s was a dragon atop a mountain peak with the wings partially extended, with a moon in the background, but I can’t seem to find the picture at this moment ;(

Here are some pics of my 2005 pumpkins.
Closeup, lights on
Closeup, lights off, lit from inside
Full pumpkin, lights on

Sorry, no carving for 2007 was made :(

-- Dekker -

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 10-29-2007 03:17 PM

That’s good one, Dekker

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-29-2007 03:40 PM


-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 10-29-2007 04:54 PM

Like to see this lit up. Might scare the kiddos too much. You’ll have to eat all that candy yourself.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 10-29-2007 05:10 PM

Great carving, I call it, “Frank-n-gourd”..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 10-29-2007 10:14 PM

pretty darned cool !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 05-24-2008 11:15 PM

Sweet carvings!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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