Sunday, March 14, 2010


Late Feb. 2010

Time to carve: .5 hours
Finishing: 1 hour

It's funny how sometimes oppertunity strikes.
Just as I was finishing with the last couple of members of "the Herd", I broke a bandsaw blade. Oddly enough, it just so happened I needed a part of a blade for my next slide.

As a young Scout, I seem to remember seeing someone in my troop (or maybe it was another troop?) who had made a real bucksaw and use to carry it to overnights in his pack. I even think I have the plans for one in an old fieldbook soelymewhere. Cut from a strip of thin Poplar, these pieces to this slide had to be cut precisely in order for them to fit together correctly. The blade is a piece of the bandsaw blade and the rope at tbe top is waxed heavy thread.A couple of coats of poly to finish it off and this one was ready to turn some heads.

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