'Pokey' The Pumpkin

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 09-23-2011 07:09 AM 1240 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for Halloween.. this lighted pumpkin is made from 3/4” MDF and hand painted. The light is a single ‘nite-lite’ type which I purchased at Michael’s. This pumpkin is 10” high and 4” thick (with the 3-dimensional, protruding nose). Four pieces of MDF (5 with the nose) were cut on the scroll saw and glued together. The flat bottom enables it to sit upright on its own and sits easily on a window sill, and it would also make a great ‘nite-lite’ for a child’s dresser. This one is for my grand daughter, but two of my neighbors who drop into my shop for visits, now want me to make one for them. (ka-ching ka-ching).


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#1 posted 09-23-2011 07:24 AM

Might have to steal this idea if its ok :) looks like alot of fun.

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#2 posted 09-23-2011 07:58 AM

Be my guest, sgtq. I borrowed the pattern from one of my neighbors who is also a scroll sawer. MDF cuts like butter on the scroll saw and requires very little sanding on the cut edges. Painting on MDF is OK, but does not accept stain well.


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#3 posted 09-23-2011 05:09 PM

Nice one Trev.
I think he’s cute.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 09-23-2011 09:13 PM

Trev, that looks alright and I can see why the kids like’em.

-- 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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#5 posted 09-25-2011 08:59 PM

Looks great

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#6 posted 09-25-2011 09:41 PM


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