When it comes to seasonal DIY projects, it is hard to beat carving pumpkins. Pumpkin carving is a fun and easy project you can do with your family, offering a lot of opportunity for creativity. Of course, you could stick with the old method of carving with a pumpkin carving tool, but other tools offer better options.
With the MAKERX Rotary Tool, you can not only easily carve a pumpkin, but the precision of the tool allows you to achieve better, more intricate designs.
As long as you know rotary tool basics you will be to create every pumpkin face or design imaginable, from scary to silly to artistic. In this post, we are going to look at how to easily carve a pumpkin using a rotary tool.
Find a Design
The first thing you need to do is find a design. You can find plenty of easy pumpkin carving ideas online.There are templates you can copy and instructional videos to follow along with for specific designs. If you are creative and have the skills, you can create your own pumpkin design template.
Select Your Bits
Once you have a template in mind, you can select the right bits to help you achieve the design. Depending on the look you are going for, several rotary tool bits may be suitable for use as a pumpkin carving tool. Small angle grinders can work well for carving a pumpkin. You also have a range of precision bits for tasks like carving and cutting that can be good for etching fine details into the pumpkin.
If you’re getting extra creative, sanding wheels can also work well for smoothing out surfaces and trimming off small layers from different areas.
Mark Out the Design
You can either mark the design out freehand using a marker or you can use a template and a metal skewer. If you are using a skewer to mark the design, first secure the template on the face of the pumpkin using a few push pins. Then follow the lines with the skewer by pushing them into the surface of the pumpkin.
Engrave the Outline
Once you have the design marked out, it is time to use your pumpkin carving tools. You can start by tracing the outline of your pumpkin drawing using an engraving bit in your rotary tool.
Just follow your marks with the engraving tool until you have the entire outline cut out.
Etch Out the Spaces
With the outline cut out, you can now start etching away the spaces where you want the candle inside the pumpkin to glow through. This can be done easily with a speed cutting bit for a neat finish.
Smooth it Down
With the pumpkin drawing design cut out and the right areas etched away, you now want to smooth down any bumps or rough areas using a sanding wheel. Once the surfaces are smoothed out, the pumpkin will be ready to be lit up and used as a Halloween decoration.
With its micro-ergonomic design and precision control, the MAKERX system offers thebest rotary toolfor easy pumpkin carving. It features a universal fit to use bits from other manufacturers and you can control the speed from the MAKERX Hub.
Whether it is a scary pumpkin design, classic faces, or something fun, the MAKERX Rotary Tool is one of the most versatile tools for easy pumpkin carving.