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Pumpkin Jack Welcomes You!

Pumpkin Jack is all about carving pumpkins. I have patterns, instructions, anecdotes, carving galleries and even Halloween stories. Come in and stay a while. Please return often.

The majority of the patterns on this site are quiet complex and require hours of time to complete. If you find them to be intimidating or, perhaps, you would like a little practice first before tackling them, you might wish to attempt some more traditional patterns here, some Halloween images here or my extensive collection of smiley face patterns here.

What's The Latest?

To see some of latest and greatest work I've done or am about to do see Halloween 2013.

Number of patterns so far: 1457.5

How's It Work?

To begin your Pumpkin Carving 101 course, begin at Pumpkin Carving.

Pattern of the Month - October - Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor

Here it is October already. Hammertown Comic Con, Hamilton's first comic convention, is in a few days. My wedding anniversary is days later and Thanksgiving a few days after that. Then my wife and I will be working at the Waterford Pumpkinfest. After that is...Halloween and the fourth annual Hamilton Pumpkin Parade the day after and then Reversed Polarity. It's a busy month...and a bit!

All the Doctors are carved. So is Sarah Jane, my favourite companion. All that's left is my Silence pumpkin. It will get done! Also, five more pumpkins and I will have 1000 patterns.

So...October, the tenth month and that means the tenth Doctor, David Tennant. I was very impressed by Tennant's run as the Doctor as I often saw bits of the other actors in his performance, yet he also had his own style. As the show goes on, it gets harder for the actor cast as the Doctor to play the role convincingly and David did so with seeming ease, as though he was born to play the part. The fourth Doctor may be my favourite, but the tenth is an incredibly close second...and also my favourite Doctor pattern.

Doctor Who - The Ninth Doctor

Landmark 1000th Pattern

After much hard work, Pumpkin Jack now has 1000 pumpkin patterns. The difficult question was what to use for this pattern. There were many really good and interesting ideas, but in the end I settled on the Union Jack.

Why?

First of all, this flag was at one time the national flag of Canada. We were a British colony and, unlike our neighbours to the south, we maintained our ties to our mother country to the point of using the same flag right up to nearly a century after Canada's confederation.

The second reasons is even simpler: Doctor Who. As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of this enduring program, we are flying the national flag of this show's country of origin: Great Britain. Congratulations Doctor!

Union Jack

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