(NEW) Foam Pumpkin Shaded Pattern Tutorial

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Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:08 pm

Like I said there's Still A lot I want to Add to this.

a) Dremel Setup - Using a Flex Shaft.
How to Rig It. So it Hangs.

I will Also Add things only a Few of Us Use (because We already Own the Tool)

Like I use a Air Compressor With a Airgun Attachment,
I blow the Dust of the Kin and Myself, While Doing the Carve.
(Yes I blow myself) - Beat you Too It, Ha Ha !! :)

I want to Show How to Apply the Glue - for that Method.

So Basically Look this Over, And Things will be added in time.

Also PLEASE Don't Take OFFENCE if I delete Some of the Comments.
I need this Thread, to Flow With information.

So Please Ask Questions, And I will, Or someone Else will answer.
Then I'll Delete BOTH Post Later down the Road !

Also PLEASE DO Ask Questions:
Not only will we Answer them, I will include the Info in the Above "Tutorial"
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:50 pm

On the Diamond Bur set... I got the exact same set at Shipshewana for $2.00!! (Shipshewana = huge flea market in Amish territory in Indiana, but extremely close to the border of Mich. and IL.) Anyone living close enough would definitely benefit from going there... the tool tent where I got mine had a TON of other useful stuff, dirt cheap, too. Anyway, also, I used the last one on the far right to do most of my first layer of shading before I moved onto the pretty pink bits.
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Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:27 pm

Hmmmmmm Wrong on both Counts!

Next Player !

1) I do glue the bottom Back on.

2) the Bulbs as Small Chandelier Bulbs
It Fits in the Hole in the back, and the hole is the right size for the Clip.

These are not the same Bulbs you buy in a 4 pack
These are individually Boxed the Brand is Bulbright

And the Bulbs I use are 15CTC/25/3

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Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:44 pm

I normally base it on the Design of the Carve, if theres a Big cut out Center,

I'll Drop the Bulb Lower. But Not Too Low, Because I glue the Bottoms Back on,
And Add about (3 inches) of Play Sand in the Kin, the Weighs it down, so they don't Blow away. SO with that said, I would Place the Bulb, 4" inches High. from the Bottom.
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Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:20 am

Yep you got it !!

Also if your Gluing the Bottoms Back on.

Use Gorilla Clear Super Glue, the Stuff Works GREAT !
Make sure you go all the way around the Disc, if your planning to Add Sand.
to weigh them Down.

Also, I bought a Special Funnel at Home-Depot to add the Sand.
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it has a Goose neck, so you can fill the kin in the upright position.
So if you have Low Cut-Outs, the sand wont spill out.

Inside it has a Small Screen disc, Remove that !
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Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:34 pm

[quote="St0ney"]#3 Removing the Black Lines

If your Pumpkin Has Black Lines,
To remove the Lines they Need to be Sanded Down.

A Tip from Doh: is to use a Paint Stripper Wheel with an extension Rod hooked up to a Drill.


Extension Rod:
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One suggestions I would make is not to get the Quick connection extension. If you apply too much pressure and the paint stripper stops it will put a gouge in the paint stripper stem that the quick connect won't grab onto.
I have had to more the connector multiple times already and will soon run our of space where the quick connector can actually grab on.

Try to get an extension that uses a set screw or some other connection since the paint stripper has a rounded stem not a hex like other screw bits.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:21 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-Daredevil-D ... ef=lh_ni_t

Here is a link to an extension rod with a set screw for only $6.55 with free shipping on Amazon.
I just ordered one and will let everyone know how it works out.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks for posting that link Dart... That is going to be one of my next purchases since I have done more Gemmys this year.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:14 pm

wyntersolstice wrote:Thanks for posting that link Dart... That is going to be one of my next purchases since I have done more Gemmys this year.

I bought the same one, but craftsman brand at sears.
Was 10 bucks I think, Just in case a sears is closer.

And it's guaranteed for Life.
If it Breaks, Warps in 10 years, bring it back get a new one.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:53 pm

Hi there

Couldn' t help but thinking of this song [0:48sec / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XV0G7AtQYw] while writing this:

how deep do you carve ?

I am talking about the orange areals => how much of the kins do you take away?

Best regards,
Shodan, the pumpkinman :grin:
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