This is my first attempt at submitting an Instructable. I decided to go with this super simple, super cheap, and extra tough pumpkin carving tool.

Step 1: Gather the parts

The parts list is really simple:
2-4" long piece of copper tubing (I used 1/2")
Course toothed Jigsaw blade

Good idea! I've been using vice-grips.
This is a really great idea! <br> <br>Thanks
Yeah! Me and my dad made two of these (but just jigsaw blades in unfinished wood-scrap handles) and they are THE BEST for carving pumpkins!!! Thanks for spreading the word further!
This is great! Try reciprocating saw blades as well. If you don't have copper or epoxy around, you could nest the base of the blade in some polymer clay and bake for a sufficient period of time. <br> <br>Take your extra copper tubing and cut at an angle with a hacksaw. You now have an easy small circle cutter for your pumpkin. Just stick it in and twist around.
This is ingenious and a wonderful thing to share with everyone. Well done!
Note that using typical rosin flux, the solder is unlikely to adhere well to the metal of the steel blade. To make a really strong (and safe) joint, you will need to use a more aggressive (and more toxic) acid flux.
That may be true, but was not looking to actually solder to the blade. The crimp on the blade is enough to hold it rigid by itself. The purpose of the solder is only to keep the crimp from opening. That being said any solder that will join the two sides of the copper together is sufficient.
I really like your instructable as a fast way to make a saw handle. I think if you just add a few drops of stainless steel flux (ZnCl in HCl) to the joint you may be able to produce a very strong bond with the convenience of soldering.
Very nice, clever to think of the copper tube as the handle!
Very clever. Nice Instructable, thanks for writing it up.
nice I made one like this but with a saws all blade i was going to post it but then, i did not feel like it lol....best saw i have.
Nice idea for a really simple instructable. I would try using a different saw blade and maybe some epoxy. Soldering can be a little tricky for an average individual but epoxy is only a trip to the home depot away. Good job!
Epoxy would work too. I figured if you had some copper laying around like me, you can also solder. <br>

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