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How to Carve Folk Figures and a Cigar-Store Indian (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) ebook

by Harold L. Enlow


I wanted to try my hand at carving a cigar-store indian. For those complaining about the content: It clearly states,How to carve Folk Figues AND a Cigar Store Indian

I wanted to try my hand at carving a cigar-store indian. The most valuable part of this book is a frontal and side-view grid sheet of the project. It's really handy for setting up and sizing your project. What it doesn't do - is give you more detailed carving instructions. I have had to utilize other magazines and books to help with face-carving, hand carving, etc. for this project. So pretty good - but not great. For those complaining about the content: It clearly states,How to carve Folk Figues AND a Cigar Store Indian. Enlow is a well known carver and this book is full of good information. I did not find it condescending and he is clearly not an amateur.

Step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations for ten folk projects: bust of old man, grandpa with cane, granny sweeping, bust of young girl, little girl with rag doll, barefoot boy with frog, retirement fund, concertina player, Indian bust, and full-fledged cigar-store Indian.

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Start by marking How to Carve Folk Figures and a Cigar-Store Indian as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations for ten folk projects: bust of old man, grandpa with cane, granny sweeping, bust of young girl, little girl with rag doll, barefoot boy with frog, retirement fund, concertina player, Indian bust, and full-fledged cigar-store Indian.

frog, retirement fund, concertina player, Indian bust, and full-fledged cigar-store Indian.

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How to Carve Folk Figures and a Cigar-Store Indian by Harold L. Enlow (1979, Paperback). I'm not a first time carver, but still have alot to learn and this book has already given me the confidence to try carving in rhe round. Even seniors can learn new and easier ways to do carving.

How to Carve Folk Figures and a Cigar-Store Indian by Harold L. I'm off to start my mouse or maybe the owl both look to be good starting projects.

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How to carve Folk Figures and a Cigar Store Indian, soft cover book. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about storing cigars book? Well you're in luck, because here they come. The most popular color? You guessed it: black.

Step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations for ten folk projects: bust of old man, grandpa with cane, granny sweeping, bust of young girl, little girl with rag doll, barefoot boy with frog, retirement fund, concertina player, Indian bust, and full-fledged cigar-store Indian. 116 illustrations.
Acebiolane
I started carving a couple years ago. Currently, I'm working on a boyhood dream, the cigar store Indian. Always wanted one. But I don't make a lot of money so it was easier for me to grab a cottonwood log from the local park and start working on my own. It's coming along just fine but I always have questions and they aren't easy to find answers too, so I thought this book might help. It has.
Thing is, it's really the instruction at the beginning of the book that I find most helpful. I come up with my own patterns, mostly free hand. But there are always questions about the tools themselves. Which ones should a guy get? I wish I had this book earlier I think I have more tools than I need. But more than that is taking care of the tools! Flexcut is good when it comes to their smaller sets in providing care kits. But the larger ones have proven a bit more difficult. Harold gives good instruction concerning this, what stones to buy and so on. I have found that I can make a wooden "strop" much like the flexcut kit for the larger tools from chunks of the cottonwood and it works better than the power strops I bought. But for real sharpening, ​Harold provides valuable information.
He also has a good discussion on materials and finishing. I hadn't even considered acrylic paint. I didn't know you could thin it with water. But he is also helpful in telling you what to consider when selecting material based on how you want to finish.
Mazuzahn
This is a pretty darned good little book. I managed to ignore the title when I bought it (Folk Figures and...) and didn't realize so much of the book was dedicated to other little folk-figure projects. I wanted to try my hand at carving a cigar-store indian. The most valuable part of this book is a frontal and side-view grid sheet of the project. It's really handy for setting up and sizing your project. What it doesn't do -- is give you more detailed carving instructions. I have had to utilize other magazines and books to help with face-carving, hand carving, etc. for this project. So pretty good -- but not great. Having said that, I still gave it 4 stars because I have found the grid super-handy.
Gavidor
For those complaining about the content: It clearly states,How to carve Folk Figues AND a Cigar Store Indian. Enlow is a well known carver and this book is full of good information. I did not find it condescending and he is clearly not an amateur. You don't,think the patterns are popular now? Interesting ,since I see similar carvings on various sites. Yes I would recommend this book. It is a good addition to my collection.
Vizil
Will give me some more carvings thanks
Cae
goofd
Mr Freeman
** if you read nothing else, please read the last few lines of this review **

this book holds such promise : the beautiful cover photo of a ''cigar-store Indian'' and the title all seem to indicate that this will be the main thrust of this book ... but no, it is not. there is no such focus.

the book's contents are as follows :

- selecting and caring for your tools - 5pp ... selecting is of no use, sharpening information is good
- selecting the right wood - 1pp ... no helpful information here ... experiment with local materials !

these are the chapter / projects

- bust of an old man - 4pp
- grandpa w/cane - 4pp
- granny sweeping - 4pp
- bust of a young girl - 5pp
- little girl w/rag doll - 5pp
- barefoot boy w/pet frog - 5pp
- retirement fund (a bum begging) - 5pp
- concertina player - 4pp
- Indian bust - 5pp
- cigar store Indian - 5pp
- additional carvings by author (9 photos, 3 pages)

each of the above project has the following sections (one paragraph each) :

- tools used (not really very useful, consumes too much of each project)
- preliminary carving (shows drilled/band-sawed ''roughed out'' block of wood)
- detail carving (shows finished carving)

each section is composed of a photograph, and a paragraph of text stating the obvious. my hope was that there would be insights into the carving of a historically accurate cigar store Indian (based on the book's title and cover photo this still seems a rather obvious conclusion to draw). however, the bulk of the book is spent on projects no one today would want to do - these are hackneyed projects from the 50s, 60s and 70s which our friends and relatives would not be impressed with (nor are you likely to want to display any of them in your house). the only project missing is ''sad clown''

equally as sad, the steps between ''roughed out'' and ''finished'' are all encapsulated in a paragraph or two of text, which is not nearly as useful as a few more photos would have been. from time to time, during the writing of the book, the author apparently thought of something like ''how to fill-in cracks'' and included that as an additional paragraph within some randomly selected project, making it difficult to locate the information later (in the unlikely event one would want to do so). if it matters to you, the cover photos are color, while every other photo is B&W

this book seemed to have such promise, and yet any copy of a modern carving magazine has more information. no, i am not kidding - read any recent copy of ''woodcarving illustrated'' and you will be far, far ahead of this book in terms of instruction on roughing, carving directions (with tips/warnings), finishing paint, etc., all fully illustrated (in color, FWIW)

now you have the information that would have kept me from wasting money on this dated book - money that would have been better spent on any copy of a carving magazine from the local newsstand. mostly i am sad to have gotten my hopes up

** EDIT **

i should add that this review is in no way meant to be a harsh critique of Harold Enlow - he seems to be a talented person who can very likely teach carving. the quality and format of this book, however, are to blame - not to mention the horribly misleading combination of title and cover photo
Manazar
Disappointed. Written for beginners. Author seemed to be an amature and it showed. I would be unable to recommend this book to anyone.
good enough that you can learn from it, interesting to read--pics give you good ideas
How to Carve Folk Figures and a Cigar-Store Indian (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) ebook
Author:
Harold L. Enlow
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Dover Publications (May 1, 1979)
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64 pages
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4.6
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