"Don't underestimate that little saw," Cummins says. "Sometimes there is a need to cut slowly and deliberately, and that is when the little saw is indispensable."
Once a pumpkin is carved, it begins to deteriorate.
"You will certainly notice a difference in 24 hours," says Cummins in his online tutorial.
Says Evan: "You can't preserve a pumpkin. We recommend 'delay' tactics."
—When a Jack-o'-lantern is not on display, Wer says, give it a bath. He has had as many as eight pumpkins bobbing overnight in his bathtub.
—Preserve cut edges with a lemon juice-water mixture, says the Maniac team, then seal them with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly. Store your carving in the refrigerator or wrap it in plastic wrap and store in a cool place.
—And quick, take a photo. It's the "best and most essential way to preserve your creation," says Cummins.