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The workspace

The workspace
Me and my witches

Me and my witches
Uh, Robert. I think we're in trouble.

Uh, Robert. I think we're in trouble.
Jeremy with the rotozip.  I gotsta get me one of those.

Jeremy with the rotozip. I gotsta get me one of those.
Surprisingly, no one went for the paint but the colored water spray bottles got used a bit

Surprisingly, no one went for the paint but the colored water spray bottles got used a bit
The very brief amount of time I was able to work on one of my four pumpkins

The very brief amount of time I was able to work on one of my four pumpkins
More rotozip work

More rotozip work
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes had a slightly less enjoyable time than did the guests, as Aaron reaches for the saw.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes had a slightly less enjoyable time than did the guests, as Aaron reaches for the saw.
Take that you gourd!

Take that you gourd!
We're making a mess now

We're making a mess now
At the kegerator, we've got my IPA on the left and Jeremy's Ruby beer (raspberry) on the right.

At the kegerator, we've got my IPA on the left and Jeremy's Ruby beer (raspberry) on the right.
This madman is responsible for the pumpkin on the ceiling of my garage.

This madman is responsible for the pumpkin on the ceiling of my garage.
An angle grinder with a wire brush is excellent for removing the skin from pumpkins and cleaning up 'the plug'.  I love the spray that comes off of this thing.

An angle grinder with a wire brush is excellent for removing the skin from pumpkins and cleaning up 'the plug'. I love the spray that comes off of this thing.
Quick work of this piece.  What would have taken a half an hour or more with conventional tools was turned out in about ten minutes.

Quick work of this piece. What would have taken a half an hour or more with conventional tools was turned out in about ten minutes.
Jack Skellington himself makes an appearance.

Jack Skellington himself makes an appearance.
Cooperation is key when powertools are involved.

Cooperation is key when powertools are involved.
In full halloween spirit, Nancy surveys the room for a place to work.

In full halloween spirit, Nancy surveys the room for a place to work.
A father/son team

A father/son team
The sawzall with the extra long blade was quite impressive and effective.

The sawzall with the extra long blade was quite impressive and effective.
File this under unconventional manual tool

File this under unconventional manual tool
Help me, I'm lost.  This poor fella sits in my garage hoping to be found by it's owner.

Help me, I'm lost. This poor fella sits in my garage hoping to be found by it's owner.
The madman prepares to unleash mayhem

The madman prepares to unleash mayhem
The pumpkin goring tool would have been useful here.

The pumpkin goring tool would have been useful here.
With all the powertools going at once, we never tripped a breaker.

With all the powertools going at once, we never tripped a breaker.
I only had one taker for the 'great poncho of protection'.

I only had one taker for the 'great poncho of protection'.
Hey Don, how long ya been working on that?

Hey Don, how long ya been working on that?
The goring tool in action.

The goring tool in action.
Pumpkin, meet Holesaw.

Pumpkin, meet Holesaw.
Folks were really going after 'em in there.

Folks were really going after 'em in there.
While other folks enjoyed the circus and the refreshments.

While other folks enjoyed the circus and the refreshments.
More creativity in progress.

More creativity in progress.
Frankos' work in progress

Frankos' work in progress
Korey and Kerry's work in progress.

Korey and Kerry's work in progress.
Son, this is going to get you pumpkinned more than it will me.

Son, this is going to get you pumpkinned more than it will me.
Most unusual tool of the night goes to the air chisel.

Most unusual tool of the night goes to the air chisel.
The spray bottles of colored water are a nice addition.

The spray bottles of colored water are a nice addition.
This is what a router does to a pumpkin.

This is what a router does to a pumpkin.
The holesaw claims another victim

The holesaw claims another victim
Kerry going to work.

Kerry going to work.
Hey Don, how long have you been working on that?

Hey Don, how long have you been working on that?
Won't someone take me home??

Won't someone take me home??
Here, you take the drill and I'll hold the pumpkin.

Here, you take the drill and I'll hold the pumpkin.
The saber saw is probably the most versatile and clean tool of the bunch.

The saber saw is probably the most versatile and clean tool of the bunch.
First fire in the firepit in more than two years, likely to be torn down and replaced over the winter.

First fire in the firepit in more than two years, likely to be torn down and replaced over the winter.
Meanwhile, back inside ...

Meanwhile, back inside …
More pumpkin goring.

More pumpkin goring.
Hey Don...  um, nevermind.

Hey Don… um, nevermind.
Someone brought a salad with these nifty eyes in it.  Good use of found food items.

Someone brought a salad with these nifty eyes in it. Good use of found food items.
En gourd!!

En gourd!!
Hey Don.  Can I get you something to drink or something?

Hey Don. Can I get you something to drink or something?
The red food coloring in action.

The red food coloring in action.
Next year's invite is going to specify grungy clothes.

Next year's invite is going to specify grungy clothes.
Todd and Liz taking a break from the action.

Todd and Liz taking a break from the action.
Jenna watching Keith going after the gourd while Don continues to work on his creation.

Jenna watching Keith going after the gourd while Don continues to work on his creation.
Loree using the cordless jigsaw on her work.

Loree using the cordless jigsaw on her work.
Jeremy loading up the cannon.

Jeremy loading up the cannon.
Meanwhile I'm splitting wood for the fire.

Meanwhile I'm splitting wood for the fire.
I'd say it was worth the time and effort.  Good enough to get you a win at the end of the night.

I'd say it was worth the time and effort. Good enough to get you a win at the end of the night.
If you look closely, you'll see the toothpick in the right eye, perhaps the most requested item of the day.

If you look closely, you'll see the toothpick in the right eye, perhaps the most requested item of the day.
What the heck is that on your head, son?

What the heck is that on your head, son?
The napkin/tongue is another nice 'found object' presentation.

The napkin/tongue is another nice 'found object' presentation.
Steve gets to the party late but wastes no time getting started.

Steve gets to the party late but wastes no time getting started.
Loree making pretty quick work of her award winning presentation.

Loree making pretty quick work of her award winning presentation.
Steve surveys the competition while working on his award winning entry.

Steve surveys the competition while working on his award winning entry.
I'd have to rank this one pretty high up on the creativity scale.

I'd have to rank this one pretty high up on the creativity scale.
So that's why you were asking about the foil.

So that's why you were asking about the foil.
With a smile like this, how could he lose?

With a smile like this, how could he lose?
Steve's making up for lost time.

Steve's making up for lost time.
Cut down a length of PVC pipe to the size of a forearm

Cut down a length of PVC pipe to the size of a forearm
Like so

Like so
These will make the fingers

These will make the fingers
Fingers and thumb ready for installation

Fingers and thumb ready for installation
a few zip ties and you've got a skeleton

a few zip ties and you've got a skeleton
slide on a glove and arrange the fingers until it looks natural

slide on a glove and arrange the fingers until it looks natural
you can make it hold stuff, like the cutters used to make it...

you can make it hold stuff, like the cutters used to make it…
or perhaps a large knife

or perhaps a large knife
I painted the 'arms' because this is going to be part of a larger installation.

I painted the 'arms' because this is going to be part of a larger installation.
Here they are.

Here they are.
Solid joint formed with conduit pipe and zip ties

Solid joint formed with conduit pipe and zip ties
Flexible joint formed with just zipties.

Flexible joint formed with just zipties.
Lost and found

Lost and found
Free workbench folks!  I would even deliver it to you if you're not too far away and/or there's beer involved.

Free workbench folks! I would even deliver it to you if you're not too far away and/or there's beer involved.
A fine spread of food!

A fine spread of food!
Why did you leave me here all alone?  Won't you please claim me?

Why did you leave me here all alone? Won't you please claim me?