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by gorobman
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Carving Photo's & Stories
Topic: St0ney's 2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9657

Re: St0ney's 2016

Pretty awesome, St0ney! Your lettering is always so perfect and precise. Very impressive!
by gorobman
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Carving FOAM Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?

I am almost finished with Little Red Riding Hood on the 17" pumpkin. In retrospect, I could have made the image a bit larger to take advantage of the larger size. In terms of the carve, I found shaving the inside of the pumpkin a big help. I really like the foam density of the newer Fun-kins - so mu...
by gorobman
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Carving FOAM Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?

Hey St0ney,

Where can I find a 1/32" drill bit with extra long length???

Thanks,

Gorobman
by gorobman
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Carving Photo's & Stories
Topic: LuckDragon's First Carving 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2292

Re: LuckDragon's First Carving 2016

Awesome carve!
by gorobman
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Carving FOAM Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?

I checked with Funkins and they claimed the thickness of these larger foams range between 3/8" - 1/2". Perhaps they are excluding the outer layer. Those micro bits from Harbor Freight are 1" in length I believe. Based on all the comments, I might consider thinning the inside foam just to be on the s...
by gorobman
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Carving FOAM Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Re: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?

Thanks Norm! I appreciate hearing about your experience. I bit the bullet yesterday and bought three of those monsters. Sounds like I will need to plan carefully which pattern to choose based on your input. Thank you!
by gorobman
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Carving Photo's & Stories
Topic: Ursula's 2016 carves
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Ursula's 2016 carves

Nice job Ursula! Way to jumpstart the 2016 season! Here in Vermont, Joann's brought out the foam pumpkins this week and offered 40% off. In addition, check out their website for two exciting promotions. The first was free shipping for all orders and the second was an additional 20% off if you regist...
by gorobman
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Carving FOAM Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Who Says Size Doesn't Matter?

I decided to try one of the larger size Funkins and grabbed their 17 in carvable pumpkin today. Yow! It is HUGE! In the picture below, I show it next to a Classic #8 which is 14" but as you can see, there is a big difference. In the second picture (close-up), I have noticed pretty deep ridges, crate...
by gorobman
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Stoneykins Pattern Suggestions
Topic: StoneyKins - New Patterns Added.
Replies: 113
Views: 38549

Re: StoneyKins - New Patterns Added.

St0ney, these are AMAZING! Not enough days left until Halloween unless I can grow some more fingers. Wow!
by gorobman
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Carving REAL Pumpkins (Q & A)
Topic: Shaded Pumpkins
Replies: 9
Views: 5706

Re: Shaded Pumpkins

Doh's tutorial is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXhi40gg3cyzSNPuonLW6UysDI35yWuPr It is highly recommended since a picture is worth a thousand words -- and a video is priceless. There are some techniques that can only be learned through observation which is why this video is so valuab...