Look! Pumpkin Carving Gadgets

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Want to get high-tech with your good old fashioned jack o' lanterns? You'll need special tools to scoop out the seeds and chisel just the right face, of course.

Target had a "set of 7 tools that let you sculpt and add intricate details."

Dick's Sporting Goods sells an $11.99 kit to carve the Florida Gators mascot into your pumpkin.

This is the strangest of them all: I found this CD Pattern Maker, a combo pack of computer software and tools, at Wegmans and it is also available online ($14.95). Pumpkin perfectionists can use the software to architect their pumpkin and even resize the design to fit your particular pumpkin. Then print out a template and use the special tools to carve in the design.

If you're carving pumpkins, don't forget to send us your pictures. Here's instructions on how to share your pumpkin pics in our online pumpkin patch.

Will you be carving with one of these newfangled kits? I was tempted, but I'll stick to using an old steak knife. Does anyone see other kitchen uses for these pumpkin tools? Maybe designing watermelon baskets.

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