Sorry for my long absence, about a month ago I finally got a new video card to replace the one that burned out earlier in the year... only my pc didn't like the new hardware and decided to give me the finger (in the form of the blue screen of death). I really didn't want to have to reinstall windows since I've lent out some of my program disks and haven't seen them since. So I'm not really sure when or if I'll be able to update my site again. I hate reinstalling windows and am still trying to get stuff reinstalled.
Here's what I did for this past Halloween. I know you've probably seen those really cool 3d renderings on pumpkins; well, I really wanted to try that this year. Every website I had visited said that you only need a medium pottery loop tool to scrape off the outer skin, then you can use just regular pottery/sculpture tools to do the rest. OOOooooo-kay... either I'm not strong enough or my pumpkins were extra tough, the only part of the pumpkin I could actually scrape off with my loop tool the thin orange skin, that's it. I spent a fair amount of time just doing that, so I searched and tried various tools I had in the house. Finally decided to break out the Dremel tool, then it was a breeze from there on out.