"Once this is finished, I'll have a clearer idea of where the cuts should be made. Invariably, some lines end up running together and I wind up with a bigger slice than I planned. In this photo, you can see some of my tools of the trade: the lid cutting knife, the scoop, the main carving saw, the poker that transferred the design, an apple corer (large circles, not on this pumpkin), and a metal chopstick (for pushing out cut pieces). "

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