Steps // How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Power Tool
1 ×

Transfer pattern to pumpkin

 
Step One // How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Power Tool

Transfer pattern to pumpkin

Dremel pumpkin carving step 1
Courtesy of DREMEL

First, if you decide to use a pattern rather than freehand your design, trace along its edge with a washable marker or perforate along the design with a skewer. We chose the perforation technique and found that the easiest way to adhere the pattern to the pumpkin was to secure it with a push pin. Then follow along the pattern, pushing holes into the pumpkin with the skewer.

Download free patterns via or

 
2 ×

Start etching with rotary tool

 
Step Two // How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Power Tool

Start etching with rotary tool

Start etching pumpkin with rotary tool
Courtesy of DREMEL

Now we are ready to begin carving! Using your Dremel Cordless Rotary Tool on high speed and a Dremel Carving and Engraving accessory, (we used Dremel accessory #191) begin engraving the design into the pumpkin by following the pattern laid out by the perforations.

 
3 ×

Etch away larger spaces for glow

 
Step Three // How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Power Tool

Etch away larger spaces for glow

Etch away larger spaces of pumpkin for glow
Courtesy of DREMEL

Once you outline your design, etch away any larger spaces you wish to add a glow to with a Dremel High Speed Cutter. We used accessory #194.

 
4 ×

Smooth out design

 
Step Four // How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Power Tool

Smooth out design

Smooth out pumpkin design
Courtesy of DREMEL

Finally, simply smooth out any bumps in your design with a Dremel sanding band accessory. We used the EZ Drum Mandrel. Your pumpkin is now ready to shine anywhere festive decorations are wanted!

 

This post was syndicated with permission from DREMEL.com

 
 

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for - saboteamos.info and Ask - saboteamos.info in your area.