C.W. Parker, Carousel Blueprints
Carve your own authentic carousel figure from full size (5 feet long) professional blueprints of a real carousel horse, circa 1918. Three full sheets of blueprints, each 3ft.x 5ft..,in all, 45 sq.ft. of detailed drawings. Also includes alternate details for head and saddle designs. The blueprints include construction details with sources for materials.
The heyday of the handcarved American Carousel ended over 60 years ago, but the popularity of this art form lives on. New generations of woodcarvers and artists have rediscovered the magic, joy and market for these wonderful carvings.
While many talented artists have the carving skills, few have real figures or actual patterns for carving a full size authentic figure.
Precision drawings show the outstretched dramatic jumper in exacting detail with views from all practical angles including both sides, top, bottom, front, rear and detailed special sections at critical locations. These blueprints feature full size drawings for alternate head positions and variations of saddle decorations and more!
This set of blueprints is the only set of full size professional drawings for an historic carousel carving. The horse depicted in the drawing was first carved around 1916 in Leavenworth, Kansas, by C.W. Parker.
Carry on the carousel carvers tradition! First-time carver Frank Larose said, “The blueprints and instructions were clear and simple to follow…I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!”
• Three full size blueprints, each 36” x 60”. Over 45 sq. ft. of detailed drawings.
• Alternate details for head locations and saddle trappings.
• Construction and carving details.
• Sources for supplies including stands, wood, tools, glass eyes, crystal jewels and specialized carousel hardware.
• Painting and finishing tips.
• Illustrated carving instructions