I drift through zones of being pro and anti-pumpkin. There are times when the tiny little saws don’t break and I’m not clearing vast swatches of diamond hard pumpkin jizm off the kitchen table that I think to myself “You know, pumpkin carving isn’t all that bad.”

I’ve discovered, over the years, that pumpkin etching, painting, sculpting, and mechanizing are far more rewarding to wit: my Guy Fawkes Jack-O-Lantern. Observe ye mighty and despair.

I’ve even provided the pattern I used for your downloading and punkin’ carving pleasure. Aren’t I nice?

If you find your life is incomplete Guy Fawkes accessories filling it, you should visit my store and pick yourself up some.

I'm Matthew Borgatti. Howdy.I'm Matthew Borgatti. I run a store called Sleek and Destroy, and I love to make stuff.


  1. Tim
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:26:32

    Just wanted to say thanks for the template – i used it for my pumpkin this year (slightly modified to work as a carving instead of an etching…)

    here’s a link to the completed pumpkin:

    Thanks again!


    • Matt
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 22:08:20

      That’s badass! I’m glad I could add a little anonymity to your Halloween.


  2. Josh Cothran
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 01:37:05

    Nice! This is my first year going all out on the tools – Dremel, X-ACTO, Sharpie, spray mount for the pattern… took forever but it came out great and I had a blast:


    • Matt
      Nov 04, 2012 @ 07:19:12

      That looks excellent! You managed to capture the original illustration very nicely.


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