Pumpkin Carving 2011

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Blog entry by EPJartisan posted 10-31-2011 11:28 PM 5555 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the local restaurants here in Oak Park, IL. asked me to come back this year for the second time to do a pumpkin carving for their Halloween Kids night. This year they got me a 125 lb pumpkin to carve, promoted it for weeks, and even had the local newspaper come in. Took me 4 hours, and at any given moment there were 6 -15 children around me, all very well mannered and it always amazes me how smart they are.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 11:36 PM

Wow, that is pretty awesome. I have yet to graduate to that type of carving although I really want to do that.
You didn’t say if the restaurant was happy with your work but I would hope they were.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#2 posted 11-01-2011 12:30 AM

Wow, that’s gonna make a lot of soup once halloween is over.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 11-01-2011 01:15 AM

Nice carving!! BEt that made the kids happy ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-01-2011 01:18 AM

Outstanding carving.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 11-01-2011 01:25 AM

That is crazy….how long did it take to cave?

-- Vince

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#6 posted 11-01-2011 01:45 AM

one hell-of-a carving.. whoops, I meant, one heck-of-a carving

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 11-01-2011 03:44 AM

That is one UGLY Jack O Lantern and a beautiful carving job. Too bad it can’t be preserved forever like a wood carving.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 11-01-2011 04:51 AM

That’s a great pumpkin! (not to be confused with THE Great Pumpkin.) Those kids will remember watching you carve that pumpkin the rest of their lives. Sounds like you enjoyed the whole thing too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#9 posted 11-01-2011 03:11 PM

Way to go dude, I’m sure the little people won’t forget you and your work ! Thanks for taking the time and thanks for sharing this post !

your north florida friend , don.s. (porchfish@porchfish studio)

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#10 posted 11-01-2011 03:16 PM

That’s pretty cool. I like it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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