Monday, May 20, 2019

Slide of the Month Extra - New Shepard

 May 2019

Time to carve: 1 hour

Finishing: .5 hour

Thingiverse June 16, 2017

Design: chemteacher628

Try it yourself  (I only printed the capsule)

The New Shepard capsule is a 6 person craft being built by Blue Origin (owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos and businessman Rob Meyerson). It is named for the first American in space Alan Shepard. If all goes well, the first manned mission of New Shepard will be in 2019.

Another easy print and the body was spray painted with white primer. The painted details were done with a paint pen and the lettering with water slide paint.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Slide of the month - Wood Canteen

April 2019

Time to carve: 2 hours

Finishing:  1.5 hour

Boy's Life - August 1975

Design: Wayne Mason

I do apologize that I don't have great pictures of this slide so here is one with and without a flash.

Coming off making the wooden bucket slide, I knew I wanted to use Oak so the grain would make the canteen look weathered. Lots of v-cuts in this slide! The spout is made from an un-crimped pop rivet and some UV glue (to keep the chain in place). The chain is from a cheep jewelry necklace and it is anchored on the other side with a wire loop. Two additional loops are in place for the leather strap.  The wire bands (not shown) are beading wire. The wood is stained with dark walnut and the metal pieces are painted with a black paint pen. The only metal not painted black was the chain since it was an antique brass already. U.S was also painted on the canteen with the black paint pen. Poly seals the canteen. The shoulder strap is made from a scrap golf glove of really thin leather.