Chainsaw carving a Jack O'Lantern
October 28, 2022 | 9:14 am CDT
Preston Miller chainsaw Jack O'Lantern

Preston Miller didn't need a real pumpkin to carve his Jack O'Lantern from wood.

Why take the traditional path of carving a pumpkin into a Jack O'Lantern with a real pumpkin? Preston Miller presents a YouTube alternative using a chainsaw, a grinder, and the stump end of a log.

His Jack O'Lantern has all the features you're looking for. It has the classic Halloween pumpkin face. It has the stem on top. It even is electrified.

Watch how he does it, and maybe you'll try your own Halloween chainsaw massacre in your shop!

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William Sampson

William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.