Tools For Carving Better Pumpkins

UPDATE September 19, 2015: Want to learn how to carve pumpkins? I’m creating a set of step-by-step video tutorials. Check out Carve Awesome Pumpkins for more info!


Hard to believe it’s October already! It’s time to start carving pumpkins, if you haven’t already!  Because I like to carve foam pumpkins I can display year after year, I start carving in September or earlier. The foam pumpkins require a different carving process than real pumpkins.  Check out these tips and gather your supplies!

This year, I added a new toy:

MOTO TOOL FOOT PEDAL for power tools

This allows me to not only turn my dremel on and off with my foot, but also control the speed. Now I can keep a hand on my pumpkin while turning the dremel on or off!

The main reason I picked up a foot pedal for the dremel was so that I could finally use the flex shaft attachment:

But before I can use the flex shaft attachment, I need a place to hang the dremel. When you use the flex shaft attachment, the dremel must be located above you for it to work properly. Earlier this spring, we replaced our deck with a patio, so now I carve outside. (Makes for much easier clean up!)  But, there’s nothing above me to hang the dremel on.

I’m going to have my husband help me build a stand to hang the dremel on, much like this one, only taller:

Dremel Stand

You can find the instructions on how to build your own on the forum at

Speaking of, don’t forget about this coupon:

stoneykins coupon pumpkin carving patterns

For more info about getting starting with pumpkin carving, see:

Happy Carving!

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2 thoughts on “Tools For Carving Better Pumpkins

  • Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, a foot pedal and a dremel! You are hard-core! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you do this year.

    • Posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Yeah I’ve pretty much taken over ownership of hubby’s dremel. I use it MUCH more than he does now. Which is saying something since I only use it for 2 months of the year! LOL


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