this technique makes quick work of any melon. stripping off the rind and leaving the center to be sliced or carved into a work of art.
round melons are the easiest to work with, but this method works well with any size melon as well as cantaloupe and musk melon.
Step 1: stabilize
slice an inch or so off the stem and bloom end of the melon and stand on end to stabilize the melon for cutting. for larger melons, it may be necessary to cut it in half around it's equator and stand it on the large cut end.