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    I have just finished 12 & 1/2 foot red cedar totem for my daughter. (started 3 years ago-then quit) Roughed out with 4 inch grinder wheels and detailed with my automach.

    My son has requested a cigar store type indian.

    Since posting is new to me, I'm not sure how to find ideas. So I am asking where to find pictures or patterns for an indian. I have a cedar log about 16 inches across. Any thoughts would be welcome. Thanks,Bob

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    Re: wooden indians

    Originally posted by captboba View Post
    I have just finished 12 & 1/2 foot red cedar totem for my daughter. (started 3 years ago-then quit) Roughed out with 4 inch grinder wheels and detailed with my automach.

    My son has requested a cigar store type indian.

    Since posting is new to me, I'm not sure how to find ideas. So I am asking where to find pictures or patterns for an indian. I have a cedar log about 16 inches across. Any thoughts would be welcome. Thanks,Bob

    Harold Enlow has a book that contains a pattern for carving a cigar store Indian.

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      OOPS.....I goofed. I said that Harold Enlow has a pattern for a cigar store Indian....I checked my Enlow books and didn't find a cigar store Indian.

      Looked thru my stacks of Chip Chats and found the Cigar Store Indian pattern that I made a number of years ago. It was by Mary Duke Guldan, in the Jan./Feb. 1993 issue, volume 40, number 1.

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        Rick Butz has a pattern in one of his carving books for a cigar store indian.

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          Welcome Bob. Hope you enjoy the forum.

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          • #6
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            if anybody has one they want to share send it to me please. I'm in the brainstorming stage of designing one and can use all the help I can get.Thanks.

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              Look in the WIP section at the thread called Injun Joe. This is the cigar store Indian that I am working on

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                Thanks everybody for your suggestions. Dull Knife you were correct about Harold Enlow his book was published in 1979, it sold for $2.95. My son found one on ebay for my birthday. The indian will be made for his lock shop, so he wanted to be sure I had insperation. I have made a few roughing cuts mostly to knock off white wood that has gone pithy. When I have something to photograph will try my first picture post. Bob

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                • #9
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                  Bob,

                  I searched the internet for pictures and patterns for a cigar store Indian and the best one I found was the Enlow pattern. There is a picture of my interpretation in my gallery - Cherry, about 12" tall. I have a 16" diameter cherry log waiting for another, slightly larger attempt. I estimate that the Indian will stand about 4' tall with about a 12" base.

                  One thing to watch for - in the Enlow pattern, the headdress feathers don't match up from the front to side views, so don't try to cut them too close to start, although, I started from a piece of square stock and a log might present a challenge transferring the patterns.

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                  • #10
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                    Use Google Images. You'll get hundreds of pictures instantly.

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                    • #11
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                      The carving that Ron Davidson finished/made reference to, was set up from the Enlow pattern...fyi

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                        Originally posted by captboba View Post
                        I have just finished 12 & 1/2 foot red cedar totem for my daughter. (started 3 years ago-then quit) Roughed out with 4 inch grinder wheels and detailed with my automach.

                        My son has requested a cigar store type indian.

                        Since posting is new to me, I'm not sure how to find ideas. So I am asking where to find pictures or patterns for an indian. I have a cedar log about 16 inches across. Any thoughts would be welcome. Thanks,Bob


                        Another wooden Indian pattern is by Rick Butz.....I think.

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                          Thanks to each of you folks for suggestions. With Enlow's book in hand and a cedar log I started to roughout my version. It is put away for the winter months. It's too large to transport, beside I have plenty to do in deep south Texas for the next 5 months. Will try to post some pics before I start again. Bob

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                            I Googled "cigar store Indans" and "old Indian pictures", got more images than one could ever use.

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