October 18, 2013
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Master Carver

Many people carve pumpkins for their homes for Halloween. Ray Villafane, 44, carves the gourds throuhought the fall, and he exhibits them at events around the world. He is a prizewinning professional pumpkin carver. In October, he is scheduled to appear at events throughout the U.S. "The pumpkins have a very broad appeal," he told TFK. Villafane uses a ribbon loop, a tool used for carving clay, to carve his designs. Click to the next slide for some carving tips.

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