We've been experimenting with tools and materials for the upcoming event "Hack-o-Lanterns", and in preparation for that, I've made a pumpkin sign for the Tinkering Studio.
As a tool, I used chokokuto, which is a Japanese wood carving tool for wood block printing. There are different types of blade (U-shaped and V-shaped gouge, and flat blade, etc.) and they worked great in carving out the letters and the details. It took time, but it was also kind of meditative...
What is your favorite tool for pumpkin carving?
Come join us this Thursday for Tinkering Social Club! We’ll provide pumpkins and tools (power tools & hand tools), but if you have your own favorite tool, please bring in and show us how you use it!