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Laser-etched Pumpkin

It can be done!  But rather less satisfying than the traditional method, at least according to intrepid experimenter Jack Chalkley.  I would think a fresh pumpkin would smell pretty good under a laser, but Jack says no. [Thanks, Jack!]


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2 thoughts on “Laser-etched Pumpkin

  1. Tried that last year…. my laser only has room for an 8″ depth though, need to hunt out tall skinny pumpkins.  Also, to have any light come through I had to scrape (and scrape and scrape) away at the inside.  I guess that’s common with any carving that doesn’t go clear through though. 

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