Crafting a proper jack-o’-lantern requires more than a kitchen knife. A variety of blades (serrated, looped, and curved) make carving easy and accurate.
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Assemble the set of tools shown here to quickly remove the pumpkin’s insides and sculpt intricate details on the rind. You can find all of these tools at art-supply stores.
This tool’s sharp teeth cut through the rind to make the large hole, either on the top or the bottom.
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A serrated loop easily scrapes away the flesh, allowing light to shine through.
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Make a skin-deep outline and pattern with V- and U-shaped blades in a few sizes.
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To cut out areas with lots of detail, like for facial features, use an easy-to-maneuver blade.