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Creepy Gourds for a Spooky Trick or Treat

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Go beyond the traditional when carving your pumpkins this year.

Who wants a traditional jack-o-lantern when creative people worldwide have shown just how ‘far out’ a pumpkin can be?

Extreme pumpkins  for example, tells you, “Pumpkin carving is reborn!” and one look at their website will send you running for the sharpest knife in your kitchen.

At this website, get design strategy tips, cool carving patterns, and learn about what power tools work best on your autumn collection of gourds (think jig saws, sawsalls, drills and routers—chain saws are less than successful). In addition, if you don’t end up using them for a heaving extravaganza, learn what you can do with the ‘guts’ you pull out of your pumpkin. Be warned, these designs certainly pass the border of good taste, and may be too much for those easily offended—and even for some of those not so easily offended!

The website is the brainchild of Tom Nardone, the man who wrote the book (literally) on extreme pumpkin carving (Extreme Pumpkins—Diabolical Do-it-yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors).

If you’re feeling really lucky, check out the link to “Pumpkin Pyrotechnics”—but see about getting a burn permit before you do.

Happy Carving!

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